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It’s a zero-sum game.

Trump base supporters think that every time a visible minority makes a gain in society it comes at the expense of a white person.

It’s not difficult to figure out who his base is: uneducated white blue collar workers some of whom have lost their jobs over the last number of years not to minorities but instead to a system that values individual prosperity more than collective advancement.

This is not going to be repaired easily and you won’t readily convince that 30% who see Trump as almost being infallible. However now that his border wall is at risk and he has made overtures towards making deals with the Democrats over DACA, he is beginning to rattle that base who saw the wall as a literal and symbolic metaphor for solving their job problems while feeding a racist bent.

The GOP establishment is stuck because they dare not anger Trump and face midterm election scorn from voters weary of a party that is beginning to crack at its foundations. The Democratic party with its tepid leadership is not much better and now Hillary is coming back to haunt them with a book tour blaming Obama and Bernie Sanders for her own disastrous campaign.

Now, 7 months into his tenure, Trump has had an epiphany and for someone who desperately needs adulation to feed a huge and fragile ego, it’s not a good one. Keith Olbermann in his unique and inimitable style explains…


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