I think Bill Blum is correct when he says....."he's the most dangerous member of the Trump Cabinet.". Jim Crow stalwarts never went away, they just patiently waited for the Wheel of Political
Fortune to come their way again. It took decades, but as more Conservative judges got appointed
by a succession of Republican Presidents, beginning with Nixon, and as the massive amounts of
funding by the people like Coors, the brothers Koch, the DeVos clan, and others, to support Right-wing politicians and causes, and also with the American Enterprise Institute, the Heritage Foundation and their other "think tanks" doing what they were created to do, the national narrative, the national
conversation, the hundred-year old progressive consensus of what a government "of, by and for the people" should be, and what it should do (or not do), gradually weakened and began to disintegrate. The media conglomerates, led by Fox, did their part by normalizing, through misleading the public and essentially freezing out dissenting viewpoints, the "Market Forces"
solutions to any and everything!
I could go on, but it's late. The point is that, for now at least, the Class War that has been going on for 50 years or so has been largely won. Trump, as odious as he may be, is a symptom.