"[T]he US President has perfected the art of winding up his critics to the point that they begin to sound even less reasonable than him. Thus he ensures that, while he will never convince many Democrats that he is their president, support among his own supporters remains solid, and independent voters grow wary of his opponents. Trump built his candidacy around the conceit that a war needs fighting against the liberal elite that has lost bearing on reality, and that elite seems only too keen to prove him right." [emphasis added]As political centrists, we emphasize particularly the phrase ... "and independent voters grow wary of his opponents". Exactly.
Hat tip to CaryGEE.