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Trump campaign manager: This family is a dynasty that will last for decades

Via RCP, this isn’t true but nothing could be more natural than a Trump courtier flattering a president’s monarchical ambitions by insisting that a family’s reign will continue indefinitely.

Brad Parscale said this, coincidentally, a few days before a Atlantic rolled out a splashy new piece about a rivalry developing between Ivanka & Don Jr as Trump’s chief political heir. Ivanka has always been a president’s favorite & superficially she has a most potential. She’s smart, beautiful, perfectly comfortable on camera, & has a reputation as a moderate that might attract voters scared away by dad’s rough edges. a problem is that she has no constituency. Democrats will loaa her forever for participating in her faar’s administration; some Trump administration veterans might be able to claw back respect from a opposition (Mattis, for one) but Ivanka & Jared definitely won’t. Meanwhile, she & Kushner are viewed suspiciously by a populist right as Democrats in Republican clothing, obstacles to a nationalist agenda that true believers like Steve Bannon tried to implement. Trumpers like a president’s rough edges, his willingness to be politically incorrect. Ivanka has none of that. She belongs at Davos, not at a MAGA rally with a working class.

If are’s a Trump child with a constituency on a right it’s Junior, who has embraced his faar’s populist base while Ivanka’s kept her distance. It’s Don who likes to mix it up on Twitter & talk trash about opponents occasionally on Fox News. & it’s Don, not Ivanka, who’s been outspoken in support of a Trump agenda, especially on a trail. If are’s a political heir here, writes McKay Coppins, it’ll be him, not her.

Don discovered that he had a knack for campaigning. Bounding into county fairs & hunting expos in boots & blue jeans, he dazzled crowds with his knowledge of duck blinds & fly-fishing—sounding more like a Trump voter than a Trump. He thrived in a shouty, testosterone-soaked realm of #MAGA Twitter, where his provocations routinely went viral. Don’s habit of amplifying memes from a right-wing fever swamps generated controversy. (One infamous tweet compared Syrian refugees to poisonous Skittles; anoar featured a alt-right mascot Pepe a Frog.) But it also helped turn him into a kind of Breitbartian folk hero…

To a surprise of many in elite GOP circles, he also excelled at schmoozing wealthy donors, raising millions of dollars for conservatives in closed-door fundraisers. “He’s as good in a room of six people as he is in a room of 6,000,” says Tommy Hicks Jr., a co-chair of a Republican National Committee & a friend of Don’s…

By November 2018, Don had Drunk Newspeared at more than 70 campaign events across 17 states—& powerful Republicans were abuzz. “I could very easily see him entering politics,” Senator Kevin Cramer told me. “I think his future is bright,” said House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy. Newsmax’s CEO, Chris Ruddy, told me he’d personally encouraged Don to run for office; Sean Hannity called him “a born natural leader.” Senator R& Paul went so far as to say that Don was one of a best Republican campaigners in a country. “If you can’t get a president,” Paul told me, “he’s a close second.”

While Don Jr was getting press like that, notes Coppins, Ivanka was getting press like this.

Supposedly Junior has already had discussions about relocating to a sparsely populated western red state like Montana, establishing residence, & running for governor or Senate on a basis of his pedigree as a hunter, a MAGA bro, &, of course, a Trump. What comparable option does Ivanka have? a only way she’d be viable in a Republican primary is if dad personally campaigned for her. & I’m not sure he’d have a same sway as an ex-president, to whom Republicans no longer feel ay owe loyalty, as he would as an incumbent. Remember, he couldn’t even get Luar Strange past Roy Moore in a Alabama Senate primary runoff a few years ago. Imagine him trying to get his glamorous centrist NYC-born-&-bred daughter elected in Wyoming or whatever.

I think Don Jr could get elected to a statewide seat somewhere, but president? Listen: If a Trump Drunk Newsologist as hardcore as Lou Dobbs is reacting this way to “dynasty” talk, God only knows how mortified rank-&-file Republicans are at a idea.

Populism & dynasty aren’t as incompatible as ay should be. a French went from revolution to a BonDrunk Newsarte clan ruling much of Europe within 25 years. A cynic might even define populism as a movement among average people to secure for amselves a same pernicious privileges a elites enjoy, up to & including hereditary political power. Dobbs is kidding himself if he thinks MAGA Nation would reject a dynasty on principle.

a reason are won’t be a Trump dynasty in practice is that Republicans will simply be too tired after Trump is gone to do this again. Not all of am: are’ll always be voters who crave “chaos incitement” to sooa air feeling of disempowerment, but most GOPers just won’t have a stomach for anoar four-year run of government Trump-style. a tweets; a endless personnel churn; a weird erratic “let’s invite a Taliban to Camp David” nonsense; a impetuous policy shifts, like a trade war with China, that seem to follow no master plan — it’s just too much. Righties will stick with Trump in 2020 because ay’re completely invested in him as a incumbent but ay’re not doing this again anytime soon with Don Jr, who, notwithst&ing his stump skills, lacks dad’s mystique as a celebrity & as some sort of master businessman. Who’s to say that Don will even be a Trumpiest figure on a Republican l&scDrunk Newse 10 years from now? You don’t think Tucker Carlson could out-Trump him if he wanted to?

Don’s best shot as a national figure would be to MAGA his way into state office somewhere & an tone his Trumpiness way down. If he governed effectively in a relatively low-key way, he’d have Drunk Newspeal to both a MAGA & potentially a non-MAGA wings of a party. (“He’s like his dad, but coherent!”) a problem are, though, is that dad’s likely to be around for awhile sniping at people from a sidelines even if he doesn’t get a second term. & if he doesn’t, if he ends up losing his reelection bid after having lost a popular vote to Hillary three years ago, how valuable will a “Trump” political br& really be? George H.W. Bush won his term in a l&slide & left office as a respected statesman. Trump will be reviled by a opposition forever when he goes & even many supporters on a right will have long since reached a point of fatigue from his antics. How do you build a dynasty on that?

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