Complementing the two reads recommended in the immediately preceding post: Donald Trump’s Never-Ending Campaign Keeps Getting Angrier: His rallies and speeches seem untethered from any sort of policy agenda ahead of the 2020 presidential election:
Halfway through the term, Trump rallies are getting longer, the rhetoric hotter. His grievances are ever more pronounced, with consequences for a political coalition Trump hasn’t been able to expand. …
Trump’s blend of personal attacks and insults, his focus on enemies and preoccupation with seemingly peripheral issues such as the size of his crowds, risk scaring off the suburban voters and college-educated women whom Republicans hope to keep in the fold. The Wall Street Journal/NBC News polling shows that among suburban woman, Trump’s job-approval rating dropped from 44 percent to 39 percent from February to March.
Recent appearances seem untethered to any sort of strategy to drive a policy agenda ahead of the 2020 presidential election.