The Hill has a piece on how Donald Trump did a hostile takeover of the Republican Party and its base and changed it….
Former President Donald Trump has dramatically reshaped the Republican Party in his own image, leaving marks that have outlived his presidency — and could potentially outlive him.
It’s not unusual for a president, current or former, to hold sway over his party and its voters. But Trump’s impact on the GOP stands out for its breadth; Trump has influenced the party and its members on everything from policy to rhetorical style, as Republican officials and candidates look to recreate the movement that helped propel Trump to the White House six years ago….
The point’s in the above linked piece….
He’s turned it more against mainstream media
He’s made attacking opponents a signature
He’s sparked opposition to institutions
He’s fueled skepticism in the country’s elections
He’s made fealty to him a necessity for party survival
He altered the GOP’s view of the world…
The part missing in this is this….
Donald Trump is SOLELY about HIMSELF…
He is NOT about the Republican’s or even the Democrats….
EVERYTHING IS about his self gratification …His ego….
The man has been able to co-op millions to follow his lead even if it means going to jail for him….
(The Law is for everyone else….NOT Him….)
That includes those who thought he was their friend….