Donald Trump is a deeply-unpopular politician, one who refers to those who oppose him as "losers," who has called women "fat pigs," who has called Mexicans "rapists," and who has admitted on tape to grabbing women's genitals without their consent.
And yet, he is also the natural end-result, the inevitability, of decades of Republican bigotry.
It is no surprise, then, to see Republican politicians lining up behind Trump. They have power in Congress and they have his back in implementing a shared, regressive agenda.
So who, exactly, has the back of the American people?
I explore this topic over at Shakesville today.