It’s a more complicated matter for Trump’s soft defenders. They must resort to elaborate cocktails to explain Trump’s actions. I hate to pick on Ben Domenech, because he’s a smart guy, but in two recent articles about Trump’s “pivot” to the Democrats, Domenech outlined a fine recipe for a pro-Trump narrative cocktail. It includes:

Trump Mind Reading: Trump “doesn’t like McConnell and Ryan, never did. He likes Chuck Schumer, and knows him, and thinks he can work with him.”

The Despised GOP/Establishment: “The country largely hates the GOP.”

What The Voters Wanted: “A combative, populist non-ideological president not hung up on small government budget principles who infuriates the left and says anti-politically correct things and delivers on judges is, as it turns out, what ‘his own party’ wants.”