NRPLUS MEMBER ARTICLE W ill Trumpism survive President Donald Trump? For many observers, the answer is obvious: no. Trumpism is about Donald Trump, and only Donald Trump, and it has no substance beyond that. It is a rhetoric and an affect, in service to him, and that’s on its best days. On most others, it is a gibbering cult and series of baroque conspiracy theories. Trumpism is just a giant sucking sound around the black hole of the man’s own vanity. It will eventually disappear, as he has, up his own backside.