An interesting article, but I suspect the flaw is that Trump supporters don’t actually think anything at all. I spent most of 2017 and 2018 criss-crossing the USA and in particular the Bible Belt from which Trump draws so much support. I interacted with hundreds and hundreds of Trump supporters and it became obvious that their ignorance is absolute and their intellectual abilities excessively modest. They simply adore Trump blindly; they don’t think about anything else at all. As for the Republican Party and its shills in the right-wing media, they’re just pandering to the mob because the mob is howling and drooling firmly behind Trump. They don’t “love” Russia but they do love clinging on to the illusion of power by placating the mindless (and damn the consequences).