But the fact is, he is simultaneously helping to boost the Squad’s influence in American life.

Imagine if Hillary Clinton started going on Twitter and CNN every day attacking Representative Devin Nunes. Do you think that would help or hurt his ability to raise funds, go on TV, influence public debate, win reelection, and increase his name recognition, paving the way for future opportunities?

In this dysfunctional, nihilistic climate of negative partisanship, where many Americans act based on what they hate more than what they love, a politics dominated by Trump and the Squad attacking one another can plausibly increase the standing of both at the expense of politicians that better represent majority views.