Though Donald Trump conquered the Republican Party, relatively few “Trump Republicans” followed his lead in the 2016 election or later. Conventional Republicans were dumbfounded by his victory—even using their surprise as an explanation why they didn’t have an Obamacare replacement bill ready [One Reason The GOP health bill is a mess: No one thought Trump would win, by Paul Kane, Washington Post, July 6, 2017].
There is a crying need for a populist “Trump Caucus” within the party the President ostensibly leads. A key figure: Paul Nehlen, who heroically challenged GOP House Speaker Paul Ryan during the 2016 primaries on a nationalist platform. And now, with Wage The Battle, Nehlen has laid out the playbook for Trump Republicans.
Nehlen is important for two reasons.
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