How should Progressive Democrats appeal to President Trump’s base among the white working class in the 2018 and 2020 elections? For most of the 20th century the white working class was an important base for Progressive Democrats. This changed during the presidencies of Richard Nixon and Ronald Reagan. White working class regions suffered relative economic decline due to the millions of blue and white collar jobs that disappeared due to globalization, mechanization and automation. What sort of Progressive program and message can return the white working class from the promises of populism?