They say that they want Trump’s policies and courage and will to fight but without his baggage or vices. This view shows a fundamental lack of understanding that one never gets into a fist fight without getting his hands dirty.
Trump revealed—not “caused”—the divide in this country. He shifted the Overton Window and gave his supporters the breathing room to voice their discontents. This may have been his most important achievement, made possible by qualities independent of policy. You cannot win a war unless you know you are in one.