There is a kind of perverted hope for Trump and company. Once he has crushed the Republican party with a lopsided loss in 2016 and blamed it on the GOP leadership, which is his first true objective, he will likely attract all the the nation’s bigots to his own new party in the next presidential cycle, thus holding a winning margin. This is what is missed by the taking heads, saying what Trump is doing makes no sense. It makes perfect sense from Trump’s future perspective.

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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