But there was nothing for those hoping to see a more pragmatic,
moderate President Trump take office, or to hear him admit that
the world is complex and less pliable than he pretended on the
campaign trail. All populists are at heart conspiracy theorists,
who pretend that easy solutions exist to society’s woes and have
only not been tried to date because elites are wicked and deaf to
the sturdy common-sense of decent, ordinary folk.
That was the Trump approach.
That’s Trumpism in a nut.