He held a press event with the families of numerous murder victims. He visibly felt the pain of the victims of the lawlessness of the present situation. And in the Phoenix speech, Trump turned over the stage for ten minutes to the father of a young man killed by an illegal immigrant.
Illegal immigration and open borders have made voters increasingly angry because they reflect the growing lawlessness of society and the willingness of Republicans to capitulate to leftist identity politics. The sense that we are losing control of our own country, by the design of politicians, is creating a fury — and an opening for a politician willing to recognize that the problem poses an existential threat to our own freedoms.
If Republicans consider Trump a danger to the Republican party in the 2016 general election, then they should start by feeling the people’s pain over illegal immigration, standing with the victims, and looking in the mirror — not at Donald Trump.