Opinion | There is no Trumpism. There is only Trump.

February 17, 2021 ☼ trumpgop

Source: The Washington Post

Link: Opinion | There is no Trumpism. There is only Trump.

He also fascinated as a wealthy guy who talked like a working-class guy, a rare breed these days. “A poor person’s idea of a rich person,” his critics sniffed, which was exactly right and, indeed, the point: Working-class voters like and trust people who seem like them, for the same reason that the professional class dropped into a dead swoon before Barack Obama’s impeccable credentials, soaring rhetoric and mediocre record of concrete accomplishment.

I might have to agree. This is basically saying that Trump is a demagogue. There were no real policies, except those enacted by his lieutenants. Some matched the rhetoric, some did not. Some matched the libertarian streak of his free-market followers, some did not. Trump is a master at saying what his followers wanted to hear.