To Win Reelection, Trump Must Expand His Coalition

President Trump waves to the crowd at a rally in Houston, Texas, October 22, 2018. (Leah Millis/Reuters)
It’s one-term presidents who act as though their opponents don’t matter.

NRPLUS MEMBER ARTICLE W ith the midterm elections now out of the way, people are beginning to turn their attention to the 2020 presidential election. It is still early days in the new cycle, to be sure, but what can we make of the upcoming contest?

Far be it from me to make anything approaching a prediction, but I do wish to point out a weakness that President Donald Trump is facing — one that he could address to increase his chances of victory, though, so far, he has neglected it. Simply put, he is a “minority president” and cannot expect victory merely by winning

Jay Cost is a visiting fellow at the American Enterprise Institute and the Center for Faith and Freedom at Grove City College.


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