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Has Trump Hit the Limit? Professor Bill Schneider
September 23, 2016

For Donald Trump, the source of his support is the limit of his support. That’s typically the rule with highly divisive candidates. They say extreme and provocative things, which gets them the support of a hard-core base of enthusiasts. But it makes it difficult for them to expand their support because other voters are put off by them.

Trump’s specialty is political incorrectness. He says politically incorrect things all the time. Like it’s O.K. to impose religious tests for immigrants and torture suspected terrorists and punish their family members. 

Today, Democrats are defined by a commitment to diversity and inclusion. In other words, political correctness. The very thing that Trump and his supporters have contempt for. Trump’s core support comes from non-college educated white men. They do not contribute to diversity. And the idea of inclusion usually excludes them.

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