“Ivanka Trump and other senior advisers told Trump to distance himself [from the ‘Send Her Back!’ chants].
Heeding Ivanka, Trump then went on to say things that would lead one to believe that what Deplorables, at the recent rally in Greenville, NC, really wanted was not to “Send Her Back!” but more “merit-based immigration now!”
“Those chants have no place in our party or our country,” House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy said. [Pressed by daughter Ivanka and Republicans, Trump rejects ‘send her back’ chants, by Julie Hirschfield Davis, Maggie Haberman, and Michael Crowley, The New York Times, July 19, 2019]. …
But the base wants the old Trump back. They want the wall, illegals deported, immigration reduced, American jobs protected, and no more stupid wars. Trump clearly understands this. He rarely touts Conservative Inc. ideas at his rallies, preferring tirades about immigration and Democrats. The “go back home” tweets shows signs of Trump wanting to return to his old self. So did his proposed Executive Order to impose the citizenship question on the census. However, he fails to stick with his nationalist bravado. He listens to Javanka and looks weak in the fallout.
Sticking your head in the sand about the nepotistic license Trump has given his daughter and son-in-law makes you an ostrich, not a patriot.