Just to clarify, I don't generally think of conservatives as Trump followers. As Peter Wehner has pointed out in Minn Post, many conservatives believe Trump has “upended conservatism . . . [h]e’s a protectionist, while conservatives have been free traders. . . conservatives have been fiscally cautious, while deficits and debt have exploded under Trump. Conservatives believe in a foreign policy based on morality; Trump hasn’t done that. Furthermore, the way Trump conducts himself should also offend real conservatives . . . who believe in epistemological humility, respect for human experience, aversion to fanaticism, a belief in the complexity of human society, a belief in objective truth and a whole range of things … [whereas] a lot of what Donald Trump has done has been an assault” on conservatism and conservative philosophy.

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