Trump’s Barbarians Were Inside The Conservative Castle All Along

Conservatives horrified by Donald Trump’s seemingly unstoppable rise have developed a perfectly understandable habit of depicting him as an alien force. Trump may be a longtime (if idiosyncratic and inconsistent) Republican who has a conventionally Republican policy agenda and appeals to a broad swath of Republican voters, but conservatives insist upon seeing him as a creature of the left, or of Obama, or populist currents outside their movement.

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