- Alice Stewart: Idea that the base will abandon Trump for changing his stances is simplistic
- Parts of the base are very happy with him and others are taking a wait-and-see attitude
Alice Stewart is a CNN political commentator and former communications director for Ted Cruz for President. The views expressed in this commentary are her own.
(CNN)A series of policy reversals by President Donald Trump has supporters and critics alike asking the question: Is the candidate who vowed to drain the swamp getting swamped in Washington? Those on the left say he's abandoning his base and that in turn, they will abandon him. In other words: it's about to get real for the reality star turned president.