Trump Versus Clinton Snapshotscreen capture via "Morning Joe" on MSNBC

Trump Versus Clinton Snapshot
screen capture via “Morning Joe” on MSNBC

TRUMP VERSUS CLINTON as June ends tells a complicated story.

Character traits are one thing, battleground reality is another.

From CNN, Clinton leads Trump by

51% to 37% in Florida
45% to 41% in Iowa
50% to 33% in Michigan
48% to 38% in North Carolina
46% to 37% in Ohio
49% to 35% in Pennsylvania
45% to 38% in Virginia

According to Bloomberg, Donald is lining up: “heavyweight champion Mike Tyson, legendary Chicago Bears coach Mike Ditka, former Indiana University basketball coach Bobby Knight, and NASCAR chief Brian France…”

Men over 45 are the target demographic, evidently.

Bernie Sanders rails today about what’s at stake between Trump versus Clinton, using Brexit as his jumping off point, then digs down.

Despite major increases in productivity, the median male worker in America today is making $726 dollars less than he did in 1973, while the median female worker is making $1,154 less than she did in 2007, after adjusting for inflation.

Nearly 47 million Americans live in poverty. An estimated 28 million have no health insurance, while many others are underinsured. Millions of people are struggling with outrageous levels of student debt. For perhaps the first time in modern history, our younger generation will probably have a lower standard of living than their parents. Frighteningly, millions of poorly educated Americans will have a shorter life span than the previous generation as they succumb to despair, drugs and alcohol.

Meanwhile, in our country the top one-tenth of 1 percent now owns almost as much wealth as the bottom 90 percent. Fifty-eight percent of all new income is going to the top 1 percent. Wall Street and billionaires, through their “super PACs,” are able to buy elections.

All of this is evolving as another terrorist attack hits the “ulcerous Middle East,” as Steve Clemons calls it, this time in Turkey.

Five months away from the election the advantage remains with Hillary Clinton.