Possible futures: how Trump or a populist could capture the lefttherewillbewar
Illegal Immigration – Trump could of pivoted his message to one of class in America. Basically pointed out that there are two classes. Illegals who have no citizenship and are preyed upon by by businesses and subject to crime. We have a black market for labor which only benefits business. It hurts blue collar working people and those that need entry-level jobs such as young people. These entry-level jobs are also gateways to better jobs and businesses. He could also have skewered the Democrats for creating this “class” system and furthering it. He could have offered a more permanent solution instead of the band aids that the left proposes.
Immigration or the so-called Muslim ban – Instead of driving this issue with fear he could have played it differently. Basically he could have called into question the whole “we fight them over there so we don’t have to over here” argument. In the big picture which is more compassionate/humane? Invading, dropping bombs and trying to force our way of life on foreigners (what McChrystal called insurgent math) or simply cutting off immigration from these countries?
Trade – Both Trump and Bernie were similar on trade. Basically Trump could have borrowed some Bernie’s arguments. In other words he could have stopped talking about trade as if it was just bad negotiation and started talking about it more as hurting working people. Trump could have also borrowed from Bannon regarding China and their unfair trade practices. He could have sold this to lefties in terms of government policy and crony capitalist being in bed to sell the American people out. To be fair Trump did some of this but it is more of matter where he put the emphasis.
Possible futures: how Trump or a populist could capture the left