There has been a plethora of concern trolling from the centre and centre-right in the US and the Anglosphere about the left protesting about Trump and/or the alt-Right and/or Milotroll*
It goes something like this:
Oh, you awful leftists! Have you not learnt anything! This is how Trump won in the first place!
Let’s step back a moment. What EXACTLY did Trump win in the first place? [Hint: it involved an elephant] ….OK…times up.
In the first place what Trump won was the Republican Party Nomination.
And who did he beat? Terrible leftist protestors? No. He beat a complete spectrum of conservatives – none of whom (except briefly and temporarily, Chris Christie) stood up to him or challenged him. This was on top of years of the centre-right not offering much in a way of challenge to the growing detached-from-reality wing of the GOP.
We all saw in 2016 how the policy of polite engagement and diplomatic appeasement worked as a strategy for the people who now prescribe the same solution for everybody else.
It’s not the left’s job to engage the right or make the right feel comfortable or to address their insecurities, feels, or sense of political decorum.
Trump won ‘in the first place’ because the right sold its principles to religious bigots and fossil fuels.
*[who may be being disappeared by the alt-right as we speak]