Trump’s only hope is to change the debate from size of government to open/closed. His only hope is to cast his opponents as the right-left establishment that supports open borders, free trade, cosmopolitan culture and global intervention. He would stand as a right-left populist who supports closed borders, trade barriers, local and nationalistic culture and an America First foreign policy.
Via The Coming Political Realignment by David Brooks published by the New York Times on July 1, 2016.
Trump will not succeed this November. His argument around trade will resonate. But his argument against open borders will work against him. His nationalism will resonate with a large group of Americans, but his anti-cosmopolitanism will animate an equally large group of voters.