Thanks to Eugene Robinson for calling out the myth of “real Americans” for what it is: an attempt to shame those who refuse to cling to a provincial worldview and to elevate the needs of white working-class citizens above all others [“The ugly ‘elites’ charade,” Tuesday Opinion, May 15].

President Trump’s election to the highest office has frequently been blamed on the “coastal elites” who live inside a “bubble.” So those of us who live and work in diverse urban communities, reading international sources and engaging in work that affects people around the world, are inside a bubble, but others who have never left the towns where they were born or had a conversation with someone who wasn’t born in the United States are not? The attitude on display at Trump rallies is not real American-ness but small-mindedness and intolerance at its worst.

Laura Morowitz, Verona, N.J.