Meet YouTube Phenomenon 'The Liberal Redneck' Trae Crowder

Trae Crowder, from Celina, Tennessee, feels like he'll be voting for the lesser of two evils in the presidential election.
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The self-proclaimed liberal redneck you're about to meet has always felt a little out of place. Growing up a political Progressive in small town Tennessee. But his ability to straddle these two conflicting worlds has ma him a viral sensation during this contentious election. Here's ABC's David Wright in our election countdown series "Inside the final 30." What's up, y'all? Liberal redneck, we going to do it again, fired up, son. Reporter: The accent says hee-haw. The point of view NPR, national public radio. Wiggers are not about to let trivial Facts get in the way of how they feel about stuff. Reporter: Trey crowder, the liberal redneck, a YouTube phenome phenomenon. Donald Trump's demographic spouting Hillary Clinton's message. Hope he dies in a tragic hairspray accident. I didn't think there was such a thing as a liberal redneck. I get that all the time, on the internet in person. You're like a unicorn! ??? Just good ol' boys ??? Reporter: Pop culture would have us believe a ride-along with the good ol' boys and general Lee as they try to outrun the law would end up a lot more like that scene from "Deliverance." Trey crowder insists those tired cliches don't even begin to describe the south he knows. And that makes his YouTube channel more than just a novelty act. What does it mean to be a liberal redneck? You just embrace the good parts about being from the south, which is just having a good time, you know, raising hell, football, all that stuff. But you're not a hateful, awful, inbred hick person. I'm a poor white trash redneck from the admit of nowhere in did that. In Tennessee. I am also a well-educated, well-traveled, godless liberal. Reporter: A rebel yell across the partisan divide. The south cooks better chicken, plays better football, and sings sweeter songs. To act like we bring nothing to the table culturally is fake liberal hypocritical . Reporter: With millions of views he seems to be on to something. This election day, 40%-odd of the people in Mississippi will vote for frirk, 40%-odd of the people in California will vote for Donald Trump. Please stop acting like we're in a north/south Korea situation. Reporter: Listen to part of his rant about black lives matter. Rednecks unanimously have been against black lives matter, which is funny, rednecks help me out here. When did we start liking cops? Reporter: Different perspective, and definitely food for thought. This is the crowder plantation? Yeah. No slave quarters. Reporter: Salina, Tennessee, a small town in clay county near the Kentucky border that's fallen on hard times. This used to be an oshkosh factory. Clothing factory. They made overalls and stuff like that. It moved to Mexico. And took how many hundreds of jobs with it. And that was it. Reporter: Most of the shops on Salina's main street are gone too. What did this used to be? This used to be a barbershop. Reporter: The few shops still open are consignment stores. People selling off treasures to pay the bills. And there are storefront churches. The townspeople here clearly praying for a savior. Jobs, jobs, jobs. Reporter: You see lots of trump signs in Salina. During the primaries, Donald Trump got a higher percent of the vote in clay county than any other Republican candidate. Is it your sense that the folks here just want to roll the dice with Donald Trump? Or do they dislike Hillary Clinton because her fingerprints are on nafta through bill Clinton? I sincerely think it's both of those. Reporter: Even though bill Clinton, from Arkansas, is one of their own. You know, I'm basically your standard redneck. Is Donald Trump a redneck? No. No. Is it possible to be a new York redneck? No. Not New York City. Upstate New York. Do you see Donald Trump as a carpet bagger? During this election, yeah, I think so. Because of the way he's going down there and doing his damnedest to exploit the south and the people in it. Reporter: It's partly to reclaim the term and the region trey and his friends have gone out on the comedy circuit. Corey forester -- Gay people got married and we're confused and need to be upset about something. Reporter: Drew Morgan. Elvis was the Bieber of his generation. Reporter: And trey. No actual redneck knows facts. Reporter: We caught up with them in San Francisco where the audience was receptive. I forgot everybody in San Francisco already knows everything. Reporter: They're promoting a new book too, "The liberal redneck manifesto: The election creating an entree." Preaching to the choir. Yes. Is it safe to perform in the south? We're preaching in the choir in politics but they still -- they still find it odd coming from us. Reporter: Trey admits that's how he feels. An outsider. No matter where he happens to be. I've always felt like -- kind of like a man without a country, because growing up here a lot of times I was the weirdo. Weirdo smart kid who thinks all these weird things about things. Walking around Salina here today, you get a sense of what's been lost. Salina's a fairly rough example. But not at all unique. They feel like nobody cares. And they're bitter about it. You know? And Donald Trump makes them believe that he does. Reporter: And if trump should lose? That did not work out so well for us last time. People won't be happy if and when she wins but they'll go back to this. I'd like to think it would get better but I don't know if I believe that, no matter which one of them wins. Reporter: Like many Americans trey crowder feels he'll be choosing the lesser of two evils. An important choice but he's not getting his hopes up too high. Run to Canada. Guys, we got to go, thank you so much. Reporter: I'm David Wright for "Nightline" in San Francisco.

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