Trump’s Re-Election Strategy

"Trump is acting in manner that suggests that he hopes to repeat his 2016 feat of winning the Electoral College but not the popular vote.  What he has said and done to date is consistent with that strategic premise. The key elements of Trump’s agenda: stoke the populist base, split white from nonwhite Democrats and Independents, and take advantage of a favorable political geography.  Since the President’s popularity hovers at or just under 40 percent, a purely Electoral College strategy may at this point be his only option," writes Bruce E. Cain in The American Interest article "Trump’s Re-Election Strategy."