Behavioral scientist James Kane, left, says attacking President Donald Trump isn’t as effective as dividing his loyal following from the inside, in an interview with CQ Roll Call elections analyst Nathan L. Gonzales. (Screenshot)
You’ve probably never heard of James Kane, but elected officials, party strategists, and even some reporters could learn from his perspective as a behavioral scientist (instead of a partisan hack) about how to fracture President Donald Trump’s base and the future of the two parties.
I rarely have time to sit in on other sessions at conferences where I’m speaking, but when I saw Kane’s session on loyalty on the agenda last year at an event in Phoenix during the tumultuous presidential race, I decided to attend. I’m glad I did.