Trump spent most of his life as a progressive Democrat, a patron of lefties. He is a daft and inconsistent a-hole. His business track records is a chronicle of de facto scams. He is a Class-A crony capitalist.
But Trump is not only willing to address the question from an American-interest point of view; he is also willing to do so belligerently. And to that he owes the remarkable measure of political success that he has enjoyed since 2015.