Democrats running for president right now are making a huge mistake. They think they learned a lesson from 2016: take no prisoners, and make no apologies — because they think that’s what Donald Trump did. But they completely missed the point.
Donald Trump is now President Trump because he appealed the middle of the country. We’re not just talking about people who physically live between the coasts: we’re talking about people who are uninitiated politically. These are people who haven’t been told that America is a deeply evil place since childhood, and want the country to do well in a general sense. This is part of the reason why Trump often seems so vague in his messaging — he’s talking to a large swathe of people, not just the diehards who are going to vote GOP anyway.
Democrats don’t see it that way. To them, President Trump is a strictly right-wing phenomenon. Apparently, being a civic nationalist is “right-wing” — when the term can easily describe any president before the year 2008. This is why they seem so sure that someone who lives in Idaho is going to vote the same way someone in California will. They have to be right, because they can’t accept any other possibility.
Well, the numbers are in, and the message is clear: moderate Americans may not be fully onboard the Trump Train, but they sure as hell are staying as far away from whatever the Democrats are doing as they can.
Here’s Tim Pool with more.