In that cause, here is a brief voters’ guide to some warning signs of Trumpism. You will know your candidate is succumbing to populist demagoguery if she or he embraces:
●The simple over the complex. As a rule, if the problems facing the nation had easy solutions, we would have implemented them by now.
When Trump told us he could solve immigration, and the opioid crisis, too, simply by building a wall (and Mexico will pay!), he was lying. If candidates tell you now that they can solve health care just by abolishing private insurance companies (it worked in Canada!), be nervous.
●Giveaways over hard choices . Rule No. 1 notwithstanding, some problems do have fairly obvious solutions. Alas, the solutions are not popular.