Trump gambles on cultural frustration over economic self-interest

Chaos may have seemed the only guiding principle in the White House last week. But amid President Donald Trump’s Twitter tirades; the vulgar rant from his new communications director; the open internecine sniping; and the White House staff shakeup, the President offered two revealing hints about the policy direction he believes may rebuild his fraying political support.

Taken together, the two signals amount to a gamble from the President that cultural affinity can trump economic self-interest for the older and blue-collar white voters central to the coalition that elected him. CONT.

Ronald Brownstein, CNN