This is yet another example of the hard right claiming government doesn’t work, and then doing their best to prove it. Trump is not a Democrat in disguise; whatever is left of the current Democratic Party are Democrats in disguise. After Bill Clinton’s “third way” corporatization of the Democrats, the legacy of FDR is in shreds, and being actively disassembled. Despite having more women and people of color becoming active progressives, the “left” in general will take at least a generation do undo the damage done during the Reagan/Bush I and II and Clinton years. With the hard right dominating the Federal bench, and becoming a majority on the Supreme Court, it may take even longer. The Democrats impose “purity tests” on candidates; the right takes what they can get, and have been playing the long game since at least the 1930s. With the terms of Reagan and now Trump, the long game is being won by the hard right. Education and union membership are wrecks, medical care and outcomes are a sick joke, affordable passenger rail is regarded as the idiot child of the transport industry, and the hard right is giggling its collective ass off, all the way to the bank.