Trump’s Torchbearers

A who’s who

Kimberly Ross
Jun 17, 2020 · 7 min read
L-R: Tom Cotton, Nikki Haley, Ron DeSantis (Mark Wilson/Slaven Vlasic/Joe Raedle/Getty)

Since 2015, the Trump brand has been focused on winning and “owning the libs.” To Trump supporters who find great appeal in this, the projected image is of nonstop victory over an evil ideology. Micro-triumphs in culture war skirmishes are prioritized over a larger governing vision.

Those jockeying to be his successor will likely have to adopt this approach, if they haven’t already…