“The FBI May Have Just Re-Elected Trump”

The New York Times columnist David Brooks worried Thursday the FBI’s raid of former President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago home will help his chances of electoral victory in 2024. Brooks further argued Trump’s main message is that societal elites are ruining America, and that there is a lot of truth in that.

“Why is Donald Trump so powerful?” Brooks asked. “How did he come to dominate one of the two major parties and get himself elected president?”

He answered that it’s Trump’s “narratives” and “powerful stories that ring true to tens of millions of Americans,” the main one being “that America is being ruined by corrupt coastal elites.”

…He argued that the FBI’s raid of Trump’s residence has united the Republican Party. “Several weeks ago, about half of Republican voters were ready to move on from Trump, according to a New York Times/Siena College poll. This week the entire party seemed to rally behind him,” Brooks wrote. Read more…

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