Yesterday, I watched a teeny bit of Trumps town hall meeting. One point that I appreciate that he keeps pounding is that the other candidates MUST answer to the people who are backing them. Trump is free of this of course and he has been making clear he corrupt our election process is. The irony, of course, is that he is also indirectly making the case that only independently wealthy people should run for POTUS. I have a problem with that, but the reality is that Trump is a moderate Republican at best, and for once, the far right and their money is NOT dictating the discussion. Heard yesterday that the super pacs are all getting ready to attack Trump with negative ads, but are keeping their powder dry for just a bit longer. They must be seething right now that they can't do anything but sit there and wait for something stinky to stick to Trump.
Another thing that Trump is doing is that he is SLOWLY educating the screaming masses that you can't solve everything by just being a pompous asshole and that once in awhile, you are handcuffed by a reality you can't change. Trump is now going to have a panel of "experts" look into the anchor baby situation, and the only outcome I can see from that is a lot of people are going to have to unhappily accept this particular issue will not go away just because they are pissed off about it. A guy like Trump can eventually say, "Look, I explored this, found out there's nothing I can do about, and I'm moving on" NOBODY in politics is ever allowed to say this, at least they are not allowed by those who are so fucking pissed off about everything that they simply will not accept how ridiculously out of reality their anger is.
On another point, Trump was pressed about not releasing more details about his policy. Here, Trump basically said, "I can and I will, but the reality is that you need to be flexible. If I negotiate a deal, I may have 17 points I want to address. If I lose on one point, it's going to affect all the other points. If one point doesn't work out, I may change my approach and try to get something better on that point, or try to get something better on a subsequent point." This, of course, is not anything a Tea Party type is going to want to hear, nor any other person who believes they are flexible but ultimately is just another ideologue. Again, here is an irony, IMO, this is how things used to get done in our system, through negotiation and compromise. People are supporting Trump, arguably, because they believe he is going to stick it to everyone they believe is their enemy. I think Trump is starting to show that on the contrary, he's going to approach being POTUS the same way he has everything else, which is to be a better negotiator.
If Trump continues at his current pace, I think people are going to start to realize that their rigid beliefs about politics are not really accurate, or they are going to realize he is not the night in shining yellow armor who is going to stick to everyone they hate.