Thoughtful post, thank you.
In order to win the battle for this vote - the vote of the disillusioned working middle class, and indeed also those in the UK we might call the better off working class, you need scapegoats. The cries of "Drain the swamp" "Lock her up" "Build a wall" illustrate three. Similar scapegoats with xenophobic EU hatred, hatred and fear of immigrants, and despising people less fortunate than you, were all alive and well in the Brexit campaign, and very cleverly targeted in a similar way. The opposition in 2016 and 2019 (UK) were useless. The tragedy in all of this was