The first half of the story is the Barack Obama presidency and covers the rise of populism from Sarah Palin and the “Real America” in the 2008 campaign, Glenn Beck and the Tea Party in 2010, Mitt Romney and the emergence of Donald Trump and the Birther movement and on through Trayvon Martin, Ferguson and the Dylann Roof church shooting. It does a good job of using Breitbart to show how conservatism has gradually become more and more reliant on race baiting as the GOP establishment and Republican base went in opposite directions.
In the second half of the story, Trump defeats his conservative rivals in the 2016 primary, defeats Hillary and is elected president, takes over the Republican Party and passes the tax cuts and nominates Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court. The culmination of a decade of populism in the Trump presidency is … the agenda of mainstream conservatism. Charlottesville plays out in the streets because the MAGA agenda died in Paul Ryan’s Congress.
There were conservative demagogues like Trump who preceded Huey Long in Louisiana and other Southern states who made populist noises but who sold out to the oligarchy and accomplished nothing of lasting significance. Donald Trump never had a real ideology. He was the “vessel” of people like Bannon and Sessions. The wall was a memory device created by Roger Stone and Sam Nunberg to keep the moron on message during the 2016 campaign.
Note: If you still don’t believe Donald Trump was always a fraud who entered the 2016 campaign to promote his own brand, watch the PBS Frontline documentary Zero Tolerance which covers how Bannon and Sessions lost control of him in 2017.