"Donald Trump became the political vehicle for the American people's resentment of an overweening, corrupt ruling class. Trump's invaluable contribution to the Republic was to lead Americans publicly to disrespect that class. Americans elected Trump to preserve freedoms and prosperity against the encroachments of that class..."In 2015 and 2016, candidate Trump's disrespectful, disdainful attitude toward the ruling class put him at the head of presidential preference polls...Throughout the campaign, he said little of substance – just enough to give the impression that he was on the side of conservatives on just about everything. His leitmotif was "I despise those whom you despise because they despise you. I'm on your side, America's side.""Trump promised to "make America great again," but did not explain what had made it great in the first place nor how to restore it... He did not try to support his many accusations with facts. Millions who disagreed with him or who disliked him personally voted to make Trump president, and even more voted to reelect him."