Salena Zito gets it:
This new conservative populist coalition is not the fluke the political class hoped it was. Donald Trump did not cause it, he is just the result of it, so no matter what he does, it continues. It is predicated on them, not him.
The coalition is a strike at not just tone deafness in both Congress and the White House but also high levels of incompetence, negligence and shoddy performance at agencies, as well as inept social services, a bloated and incompetent bureaucracy, endless wars and multinational agreements and treaties that don’t benefit average people.
These voters knew who Trump was going in, they knew he was a thrice-married, Playmate-dating, Howard Stern regular who had the morals of an alley cat. They were willing to look past all of that because of how institutions had failed their communities for three consecutive presidencies.
Right now the value of Trump to the Trump voter is he is all that stands between them and handing the keys to Washington back over to the people inside Washington. That’s it. He’s their only option. You’ve got to pick the insiders or him.
Go here to read the rest. I might add that Trump supporters, and I find myself somewhat reluctantly in that category, understand what a weaponized instrument the law has become. Members of the ruling elite, a prime example being Hillary and Bill Clinton, can get away with any crime, while an outsider who is a threat to the system, and Trump, ironically an insider for most of his career, is now the archetype of an outsider for the “Swamp”, will face endless attempts to take him down for any infraction, no matter how minor. The system in Washington is corrupt and completely rigged, and Trump has shattered the curtain to reveal that fact to all sentient citizens of this great land.