I was just listening to MSNBC and there was a comment in passing about Trump about the GOP's need to keep the 'new people Trump has brought into the system.' Here's the thing: I strongly suspect this premise, indeed, the very statement, is simply false.
To be clear, this isn't a dig at MSNBC. This is totally conventional wisdom and I've heard versions of it from numerous publications. The idea here is that Trump supporters or substantial numbers of them simply were not voting before Trump came along or were not voting for the GOP. I very much doubt that's true.
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