U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Jesse Jackson: There is no market for Trump's values

Candidates say campaigns are about articulating programs, issues and priorities. But people vote for candidates based on how that person makes them feel. Consciously or unconsciously, elections are about giving voice to values.

Voters are moral proxies who want to know that a candidate or elected official truly cares about them — that they are authentic — more than they care about what they know.

President Donald Trump and his administration are expressing moral values that have no market value. The Golden Rule has both moral and market value. Mr. Trump wouldn't want done to him what he's doing to the majority of the American people.

Mr. Trump's values express reverse...