You wrote: “Trump is actually an anomaly. … They accept Trump because he generally goes along with whatever they want him to. But they are still afraid of two things…one, that Trump will go off the reservation like with the whole China Tariff thing and fuck up their money train or second, that he will be so inept and vicious in his greed and corruption as to awake the public to the true horror of things, Trump is not their choice…they are desperately trying to manage him, but as time goes by and he gets used to the Presidency and his power…the harder he is to control.”
This is absolutely correct.
The cuts to social programs, especially for the poor, originate from the hardline republicans in Congress. Trump throws them a bone every now and then. And then too Trump’s appointments are mostly far right republicans that have been trying to drown the government in the bathtub for the past two decades.
G. Norquist: “I don’t want to abolish government. I simply want to reduce it to the size where I can drag it into the bathroom and drown it in the bathtub.”