For better or for worse, and to the repeated horror of the Bushes, McCains, and Romneys, Trump isn’t playing nice. And for every moderate or casual Trump-leaner he may lose by fighting, he could easily be gaining the more fervent support from his base.
After the absolutely zany mass turning-on him when he accurately described a situation, supporters reel perhaps but then ask two questions: 1. Who else is there to counter the mass foolishness, so vigorously encouraged the most of the mass media? And 2. He has the battling style that’s needed, and most of the mass media is not to be trusted.
That’s been my reaction.