President Donald Trump‘s racist attacks on four progressive Democratic Congresswomen are not “improvisational madness,” but rather calculated “race-baiting” that is “central to his 2020 strategy.”
So reports Axios, citing sources “close to Trump” who “predict more, not less, of the race-baiting madness.”
“Trump knows that in 2016, he won the white vote by 20+ points.”
He knows most “older, white evangelicals…are unlikely to ditch him, no matter how offensive his comments.”
He knows Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who Trump today called one of the “four Horsewomen of the Apocalypse,” is a “4-for-4 grievance magnet” for his Fox News audience.
Axios says “white swing voters agreed with Trump on immigration,” and “white Democrats with high levels of racial resentment were likely to vote … Republican.”
“Facebook is often his incubator. He has spent three times more than all Democratic contenders combined on Facebook, with a mix of message-testing immigration lines to appealing to Hispanics who seem susceptible to his worldview.”