Just want to point out something simple, yet seemingly getting lost in the chatter.
It is not the “conservative base”, the grassroots or the average Joe or Jane from Main Street USA who are currently digging in their opposition to Donald Trump. The base, the middle class, is entirely behind Trump.
The oppositional forces are the entrenched political class, the establishment, the elites and those who financially benefit from the DC status quo. This group includes the professional punditry and chattering class who associate with the DC confabs.
Voices who assign divergent attributes are entirely gaslighting their audience. Believe your own eyes and break the cycle of Battered Conservative Syndrome.