He’s forced you to choose a side
I concede, the masses just won’t get my argument, it’s too nuanced, but it ought to be stated in the interest of those who understand nuance. Trump’s attack on players kneeling for the national anthem before NFL games shows not only his rabble rousing nature (which was bearable) but his conscious effort to distort the issue and to create a divide that wasn't even there. His behavior just doesn't meet the bare minimum standards of someone in such high office.
President Trump is only in his first year of office, but he’s digging a hole for himself that may make it impossible for him to come back. His actions are reinforcing his base, but pushing further away the thin slice of **‘economic’ independents** he was able to capture in 2016.
**Economic independents – Those voters who are neither Republican nor Democrat; they fall right in the middle of the political spectrum but are generally drawn to the political candidate who speaks to their economic interests.