Cyreenik Says

January 2021 issues

Trump's surprise as president

Trump came into office as a business-oriented president. About two years into his term he began transforming into a populist-oriented president. This transformation was surprising and today it is spooky. Even more surprising and spooky is that the Republican party seems to have followed his example and undergone a similar transformation.

Before Trump's term the GOP was the party of pragmatism, but now it is dominated by Trump's populism.

What happens to the party over the next four years is going to be surprising and interesting to watch. A very real possibility is that the pragmatists and populists will split the party in two -- we will have pragmatist Republicans and a populist MAGA party lead by Trump. How long the MAGA party survives after Trump retires will be another mystery.

More surprises are in store. That's for sure.



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