Residents of 'rust city' look to Donald Trump

  • 21/07/2016
Residents of 'rust city' look to Donald Trump

Much of the momentum behind Donald Trump comes from the dispossessed populations of America's former industrial heartlands. People who say they've been ignored by the Washington establishment.

ITV's final part of its 'Divided States of America' series comes from the city of Youngstown, Ohio.

Once a thriving centre of steel production, it lies in a region now called the Rust Belt, where prosperity has been eaten away by decades of economic decay.

Youngstown's population is shrinking and more than 40 percent live below the poverty line.

Those who are angry about the current state of the city feel the solution to their problems lies with one man, Donald Trump.