Watch this video of Trump. I agree with everything he says. I have said the same myself. The Republicans are the Party of Lincoln. The Democrats are the party of Jim Crow and slavery. That is all true.
But I think it is time for us to move beyond this talking point. After all, the party of Jim Crow and slavery has produced America’s first black President. That does qualify as serious progress. Meanwhile, the GOP is fighting off an incursion from the alt-right. Republicans need now to be the party of growth and opportunity for all. But that means Trump’s protectionism must go.