(When the author writes "not what our Founders had in mind", we are assuming that our country is capable of coherently assessing what our 'Founders had in mind'. That point was passed long ago, thanks to our vaunted public education system and our intransigent, perhaps criminal, negligence by our previous generations to maintain the basic national character, without which no nation can maintain its freedom and prosperity.
"You gotta meet'em where they are, not where they ain't!" - and Trump seems to know where they are - unlike most of his critics - those useless conservative wordsmiths whose accomplishments over the decades have a proven record of retreat and surrender.)