Those are economic, not cultural elites.

For Trumpian populists, a CNN reporter in the White House press pool is an “enemy of the people.” Steve Mnuchin isn’t.

The article you wrote about Mnuchin details why he would be a target of economic populists. But economic populism isn’t what unites Trump’s core supporters.

I’m explaining, not justifying one way or the other.

Senior Editor at Arc Digital. Poli Sci prof (IR) at U. Illinois. Author of “Drones and Terrorism.” Politics, national security, and occasional nerdery.

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