Twitter wants us this morning to define Trump’s speech in four words.
“I’m on your side.”
Trump is maybe the first high level “Republican” (“–“) to realize, maybe accidentally, that modern politics are about whose side you’re on and that all the other sides are personal tribal enemies. To put it another way, American politics have now reached the Lee Kuan Yew axiom. Last night, Trump clearly said that he was siding with some identifiable group of people, and in as much as his alt-center civic nationalist politics permit him, he identified that group, and he also roughly identified enemies.