Lawyer and pundit Robert Barnes has a theory about Donald Trump.
Barnes contends that working class voters across the nation have concluded that both major political parties are corrupt, insular, and will never represent their interests. These voters see establishment Republicans and establishment Democrats as an elite “uniparty” that doesn’t care about them at all. Their only hope to gain representation in Washington is to vote for non-establishment, even anti-establishment candidates for national office.
In effect, political populism is a desperate revolt against the establishment. And because the populist movement is grass-roots and deep, Donald Trump is the GOP’s best hope to win the White House in 2024.
I think Barnes is correct in his analysis, but more than this, the video reminds me that Trump rhetoric is powerful, perhaps more powerful than establishment propaganda.