Obviously President Trump after the most triumphant week for him and a more than miserable week for those who hate him, is a highly divisive and polarizing figure. I think everyone can agree on that.
However, his success with rank and file Americans, especially those who the world would not consider the elite, is phenomenal. He is a blue-collar billionaire and appeals especially to the Championship Wrestling crowd in the pejorative sense. These are the deplorables that the democrat leaders despise, one reason why they are losing their battle with Trump.
But his persona reminds me of a conversation I had with an African-American co-worker around 1973 at Macy's (Davison's) where we worked in Augusta. Somehow we got on the topic of prejudice and racism and she told me she had voted for Lester Maddox as governor of Georgia. And that she would vote for Governor George Wallace of Alabama for president.
I was shocked, to say the least as both were segregationists and in the most vile ways. Later they experience political conversions and worked closely with African-Americans when in office.
But this is what she said. I trust them, because what you see is what you get. They aren't phonies.
I think the same thing can be said by half the nation about President Trump. What you see is what you get. He's not a phony. That's why they like him. He's not your typical politician.