Simplified Theory - All GOP elite needed was candidate who credibly pushed immig control. One thing they wldn't allow.To which Reynolds adds:
The GOP establishment has an almost-religious attachment to open immigration. It appears to be their only firm principle. It’s what led to Trump’s rise.Open immigration is what keeps the donations flowing from fat cat donors who love the resultant cheap labor and weak unions. To understand otherwise inexplicable phenomena, follow the money (a memorable phrase from All the President's Men).