That’s how Snohomish County council member Brian Sullivan described Everett, Wash., which will be assaulted tomorrow by one Donald J. Trump. Writing for Crosscut, Peter Jackson, scion of the famous native-son senator Henry M., suggests that this old mill town is Trump’s “kind of town.”
With Everett, local Trump troops wisely picked a community estranged from the Northwest’s Amazon-fueled gold rush. With surrounding Arlington, Sultan and Granite Falls, it’s a restive corner of Western Washington where Trump’s “tell it like it is”message, however freighted by scapegoating and code-word racism, finds a receptive audience.
“I compare Everett to a wind tunnel,” said Democratic Snohomish County Councilmember Brian Sullivan, who represents a district that includes the city. “Economic growth is going on all around it, just not in it.”
But Everett does have a lot of banks, however.