Election 2016

‘Donald Trump was part of the problem’: Cleveland’s subprime lesson for Republicans

theguardian.comThe House of Wills Funeral Home is slowly being reclaimed by undergrowth. Weeds climb up the walls, fanning out like veins, unkempt hedges soar skywards and tufts of grass sprout through cracks in the tarmac parking lot.

“No one from the [Republican national committee] bothered coming here before they chose Cleveland, I’ll bet,” says Xavier Allen, 44, pointing to three bullet holes in the front window and a collapsed ceiling in the porch, where two red armchairs sit covered in rubble. “Donald Trump doesn’t care. He was part of the problem.”

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