It isn’t intellectual or statesman-like. It is about as far as can be from the Roman aristocratic republican ideal embraced by the traditional South. But it is entertaining, politically-incorrect and appealing to millions who realize that America isn’t great any more (but aren’t quite ready to take a hard look at the demographic and cultural reality which has created this situation). “The Donald” refuses to apologize for making fun of Rosie O’Donnell, an obese lesbian who promotes far-Left causes. He demands that a wall be built on the Mexican border and notes that Hispanic immigrants are bringing Third World problems to a First World country. He relentlessly attacks Republican elites for selling out on issue after issue. And he does all of this with his brass, over-the-top, showman-like style which works perfectly for video clips in this Internet age.
Trump is a product of mass democracy. He is a bourgeois man who admits that he buys politicians and uses the system to make lots of money. He says exactly what is on his mind and the people love him for it. There are lots of historical comparisons we could make here. But Trump is a product of this system, even as he runs on an anti-Establishment platform and attacks the media, government and continually reminds viewers that America is losing.