Articles by Matt Harkins

“Your mother’s voting for Trump” student speaks up

August 14, 2016

On Friday, at a campaign rally in Erie, Pennsylvania, Donald Trump told a high school student chanting “Black Lives Matter” that “your mother is voting for Trump!” We already know she's not, and I spoke to the student, too. [...]

No, Donald Trump, mom’s not voting for you either.

August 13, 2016

On Friday, at a campaign rally in Erie, Pennsylvania, Donald Trump told a high school student chanting “Black Lives Matter” to “go home to mommy” and that “your mother is voting for Trump!” Spoiler alert: She’s not. [...]

Picking up the Pieces: On Trump as “presumptive nominee”

May 10, 2016

Since last Wednesday, I've been watching the dust settle as society comes to terms with the fact that “Donald Trump” and “presumptive nominee” are now being used in the same sentence. The latter half of last week was been devoted to exploring and finding my bearings in this new world I found myself dropped into overnight. [...]

Dispatches from Wisconsin: Campaign 2016

March 31, 2016

I just got back from a whirlwind tour of the Wisconsin campaign trail. I'm planning to write up some long-form roving journalist stuff later, but here are the hot takes... [...]