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tom_g said:akritenbrink said:JaimieT said:Flukes said:Trump feels more and more like an emergency to be dealt with, but even if he were removed tomorrow, I'd still be worried.Trump isn't the problem, he's a symptom. How will the next president, whatever his or her affiliation, address the issues Trump's base cares about?Some of those issues are even imaginary! How do you address those? I don't mean they need to solve the non-existent problems, but how do you deal with the fact that people believe in them and vote based on them?It's clear that you can't just ignore populist issues anymore, but what do you do?
He started off as a reality TV star. There's a cult of personality going on here, as evidenced by the fact that his supporters can't think critically about him. This is a human nature thing, so of course it's a symptom. But I don't think it's a "how politics will be for a while now" kind of symptom. At least that's what I'm choosing to believe until further evidence presents itself.