Noam Chomsky on Donald Trump [November 2018]
“Trump has two constituencies. One is the actual constituency: corporate power and extreme wealth. And he’s serving them magnificently… Then there’s also a voting constituency which is actually different…Them he is actually harming seriously, but he has to find a way to mobilize them and make them believe that he is actually working for them. And a large part of the rhetorical excesses that he’s criticized for are I think quite purposely undertaken.”
when the overton window on the political spectrum has moved so far to the right anyone even slightly left of center is considered “far left”.