TJ Wrote: He said what they wanted to hear. Did he care or have a plan ? Not one that helped them.
Whether intentional or just intuitive, Trump did nearly exactly what carpetbaggers did in the mid 1800s after the south lost the war. Carpetbaggers from the north came through and cleanup politically as well as increased their personal wealth. They took advantage of people who were struggling, taking the last few dollars from each family while making them feel good about going totally broke. Carpetbaggers specifically targeted people who are the poorest of the poor with the promise that they will be richer than rich.... All of which was nothing more than a con.
trump has done exactly the same thing, his target has been primarily the struggling republican party.
The key to a successful con is not to deliver and make people emotionally feel great success is on the verge happening. Results are always just around the corner, always "almost" here, just wait a little longer, and the jack pot will arrive. Just wait a few more days, and your dreams will be exceeded. The longer they wait, the bigger the final reward........ Something that never comes.