It matters not so much that a leader be vile as it does that people believe he is their guy. How else do you explain that Hitler remained relatively popular in Germany almost to the very end and almost 40% of Americans find a reson to support a certifiably mentally sick and dangerous Trump. With Trump’s supporters of course its a longing for good old pure White power.

Jim Ridgway, Jr. military writer — author of the American Civil War classic, “Apprentice Killers: The War of Lincoln and Davis.” Christmas gift, yes!

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