Trump is not about politics or policy in any traditional sense at all. His entire shtick is calculated to provide value for the American consumer and he’s already working overtime to do that.
As long as you feel something, he’s doing his job!
What a lot of people don’t realize (I’m just beginning to realize this) is what constituency he’s doing the most for: Progressives!
He’s given them the most precious gift of all: A reason to exist.
She’s never been happier! (really, I’m completely serious)
The prospect of another semi-progressive president was terrifying for them. Progressive issues are almost always based on rebellion and when you’re in charge it’s really, really hard to effectively rebel and you get forced into ridiculous positions because when you’re a rebel too much rebellion is never enough.
Trump has solved that. Now they can forget about worrying whether they’re going too far or have to think about taking responsibility for their policies. They have four glorious years to react to yet another outrage and get the cheap high that comes from self-righteous indignation (the most addictive emotion ever).
The more practical progressives might end up deciding this is a good opportunity to retrench and prioritize… and dump the losers who are tripping out on all the soma Trump is providing. Even being under attack and having to start all over is a lot more invigorating than having to do boring stuff like draft policy and keep track of how it works.
They key to keeping rebels happy is to give them things to rebel against.
Trump is doing that.