That, Amanda, I’m afraid is virtually impossible. Trump supporters are reacting to their primitive tribal impulses, so no amount of facts, logic or REAL self-interest need apply. Nature just never intended that basic people of one kind get along with basic people of another kind. All Trump is doing is cheerleading on this fundamental mandate of the Gods to a crowd that refuses to rise above their natural hardwiring. And of couse they have no clue that this is what is driving their outlook. In large measure it’s a lack of curiosity about things beyond their own immediate existance — childish egocentrism.

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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