The main point of Trump is that he’s a racist. That’s why his base vote for him.

@sarah I don’t agree. He got in because a lot of liberals didn’t vote for HRC. Many of us said how bad he would be and they are now seeing it. Its why the Dems just won Alabama of all places (not just Moore’s issues).

These statements 1. further energize the left but 2. are putting off republicans. I think its now 32 Republican congressman not running for reelection. The average is 24 across both parties.

These statements do energize some of his base but they lose him support, narrow his base, and further energize the left. The also make it harder for the dems to work with him for immigration reform. Anything long terms needs 60 votes to pass the senate.