“Wind tunnel”

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.