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In Hamptons, the Rich and Those Who Serve Them See Two Elections

  • Summer people and workers talk politics among themselves
  • Nick & Toni’s bartender tries to keep the banter friendly
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Why Dwellers in The Hamptons Seem to Like Donald Trump

The presidential race pervades the cocktail parties of the wealthy who visit the Hamptons, the summer haven of Manhattan’s rich, and the workplaces of the permanent residents who serve them. The conversations rarely overlap.

Stars of Wall Street and Hollywood who enjoy the beaches, hedge-rowed estates and $100,000-a-month rentals talk about income inequality and expanding economic opportunity. Residents who provide the seaplane set with everything from lobster to massages rail against over-regulation and worry about the country’s direction.