For instance, Julius Krein started a journal, American Affairs, with the goal of providing an intellectual framework for Trumpism.
You can’t really do both, because Trumpism was never an ideological phenomenon but a psychological one.
First, contrary to the hype, Trump’s performance with Black voters and even Latino voters wasn’t so earth-shattering.
Trump received 12 percent of the Black vote, 32 percent of the Latino vote and 34 percent of the Asian American vote.
In short, the problem with seeing the Trump coalition as the foundation of Trumpism-without-Trump rests on the same misdiagnosis of intellectual Trumpism.