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Politico: Trump’s Base Turns Against Him

I signed up for “America First.”

It might not have been a White ethnostate or an independent South, but I thought it would be a step in the right direction. I assumed “America First” meant a sharp break with the status quo. It meant a triumph of nationalism over globalism. We would stop fighting all these stupid foreign wars in places we don’t care about. We would change our trade policy and start rebuilding our industrial base. We would secure our own borders and deport illegal aliens. It was music to my ears.

How much of Trump’s campaign rhetoric was ever real? What happened to Drain The Swamp? Was it all just marketing to get Trump elected president?

“Donald Trump’s true believers are losing the faith.

As Trump struggles to keep his campaign promises and flirts with political moderation, his most steadfast supporters — from veteran advisers to anti-immigration activists to the volunteers who dropped their jobs to help elect him — are increasingly dismayed by the direction of his presidency.

Their complaints range from Trump’s embrace of an interventionist foreign policy to his less hawkish tone on China to, most recently, his marginalization of his nationalist chief strategist, Steve Bannon. But the crux of their disillusionment, interviews with nearly two dozen Trump loyalists reveal, is a belief that Trump the candidate bears little resemblance to Trump the president. He’s failing, in their view, to deliver on his promise of a transformative “America First” agenda driven by hard-edged populism. …”

The 2016 election was about “replacing the failed and corrupt political establishment” If it wasn’t about overthrowing the political establishment, what was the point?

  • hondo

    I gave him a year coming out the gate due to the tremendous problems.
    Other’s seem more interested in 15 minutes.
    All I can say is

    Are we there yet? Are we there yet? Are we there yet? Are we there yet? Are we there yet? Are we there yet? ………………

    • Ike35

      we’re there.

  • Ike35

    Wow, were we ever jewed on this one! Stick a fork in Trump’s ass because he’s done. We gave this civic nationalism bullshit a chance, didn’t work. At least we know now without question where we stand. There is no longer any ambiguity about whether or not we can or should pursue change within the system. We can’t. Trump was really the last chance for that and he bent over and grabbed his ankles as soon as Shlomo said said spread’em. Fine. Our new mantra, “Let it burn, ethnostate now”!

    • Johnny Fash

      Yeah, clearly we’re not going to be able to vote our way towards an ethno-state or even any kind of reform. For the past several thousand years of human history territory has only been claimed in one way and this time is no different. I just hope people are ready for what needs to be done.

      • Keep Honkin, I’m Reloading

        Our only options were the ballot box or the cartridge box.

        Well, ballot box didn’t work so well….

  • practicallyperfect

    And history will once again repeat itself. We need to get ready.

  • Steffen Bieser

    As I said from the beginning, Donald Trump is a traitor and shill, and I was right. But what now?

    • Yehudah Finkelstein

      We recruit more people to the Alt Right. The Alt Right arose out of the ashes of the Bush Presidency. Trump will demonstrate the inevitable failure of civic nationalism. The Alt Right provides the only right wing alternative to civic nationalism.

      • Ike35

        I couldn’t have said it better. Completely agree.

      • Ed Edgerton

        It is also part of a more general pattern, which is that GOP politicians always let the base down once they are in office.

  • Simple

    It’s funny that liberals claim Trump is being blackmailed by Russia when he’s actually being blackmailed by GOP cucks.

  • KUSCHNAR IST THA SWAMP

    TRUMP FAILED BIG TIME!

  • WarPoet

    Trump’s most loyal fans are dropping rapidly. His new “friends” will dump him after they’re done using him.

    • Yes indeed. (((They))) will only support him as long as he is useful to them.

  • You get the Radical Subject You Deserve….