“Great salespeople truly understand the people they are dealing with,” Mr. Trump has written. And who are the people that he is closing his presidential deal with? People who are afraid that they are being made suckers too. Mr. Trump’s angry certainty that immigrants and other losers are destroying the country while the cultural elites that look down on him stand by and do nothing resonates strongly with the less-educated, lower-income whites who appear to be his base.
That’s me on Donald Trump in The New York Times–as visible a forum as I could have hoped for. It’s not going to change any minds, but added to all the other grains of sand, maybe it will help bring him back to earth.