Trump and his populists have taken over the Republican party. The insurrection he led effectively stripped the Republican establishment of power and influence over their presumptive nominee.
No Republican candidate for president has been as despised by Wall Street and special interests since Teddy Roosevelt ran in 1904.
Until the Donald, the GOP was the party of free trade agreements, military adventurism, cutting capital gains taxes, corporate welfare, tax loopholes, trickle-down economics, super pacs, and lobbyist influence in campaigns and government.
Trump has ignored establishment orthodoxy and repudiated establishment priorities.
Trump has been able to take his message condemning military intervention and perpetual war to the people without the need to raise campaign money from the arms manufacturers, munitions lobbyists, warship builders, and the aircraft industry.
Trump has been able to fight trade agreements like NAFTA and the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) because he does not need bribes from multinational…
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