“Seemed” that changed in 2018 as the results at the polls have shown.
His strength was in disaffected dem’s and independents in the coal belt and rust belt and as the election showed this year he’s lost most of them.
Both parties managed to put up the worst candidates either has run in more than a half century and Hillary made the mistake of dumping and dumping on blue collar males and flew right over “flyover country” and ignored them while Trump played for their votes and reached out to them making promises he couldn’t keep.
He also did very well in the border states with his stance on “The Wall” and “immigration reform” but he’s failed to deliver on both. He promised to secure the border and deport the “Daca Kids” and has done neither and in fact offered dem’s a deal on DACA that would have ended up legalizing over a million of them and their parents.
He’s done a lot that I agree with but at the same time failed to carry out his most important promises to the country and could not rally congress to push through his agenda so on some very critical issues he’s been a complete failure.