It could be old-fashioned incompetence, but my “3D chess” model of Trump predicted his victory when few others did, so I’ve kept to it.
We certainly know for instance that if Trump knows one thing more than anything, it’s branding. Now consider the following:
Even as the nation continues to heal from the political divisiveness of the past year, I am proud to begin 2017 by representing Silicon Valley in Congress. The district is home to some of the most well-known technological innovators of the modern era…
Keep doing this. Go to your reps’ constituents’ meetings. Make them so ashamed they slink out. I noticed my Republican representative is having upcoming meetings in four towns in my district. All of them located far from population centers (what few there are in my oddly-shaped gerrymandered district), presumably so he doesn’t have to be inconvenienced by rabble like me.