"Modern capitalism societies are built on a dichotomy: in the political space decisions are (to be) made on an equal basis with everybody having the same say and with the structure of power being flat; in the economic space the power is held by the owners of capital, the decisions are dictatorial, and the structure of power is hierarchical.
The dichotomy was always a complex balancing act: at times, the political principles of nominal equality tended to intrude into the economic space and to limit the power of owners: trade unions, ability to sue companies, regulations regarding discrimination, hiring and firing.
At other times, it was the economic sphere that invaded the political: the wealthy were able to buy politicians and impose the laws they liked.
The entire history of capitalism can be readily understood as the struggle between these two principles:
is the democratic principle "exported" from politics to rule in economics too, or is the hierarchical principle of company organization to invade the political sphere.
Social democracy was essentially the former; neoliberalism was the latter.
Neoliberalism justified and promoted the introduction of purely economic and hierarchical principles in the political life. While it maintained the pretense of equality (one-person one-vote), it eroded it through the ability of the rich to select, fund, and make elect the politicians friendly to their interests.
The number of books and articles which document the increasing political power of the rich is enormous: there is hardly any doubt that this was happening in the United States and many other countries around the world over the past 40 years."
from - Trump as the Ultimate Triumph of Neoliberalism
Trump lied to rwingers about being for the working man, protecting them from all those nasty brown migrants taking their jobs (we have a worker shortage) and railing at China for lost jobs (more of those went to our Southern states than to China) and promising tax cuts (for himself and his friends) which they never saw.
So sad that rwingers are too thick (and proud of it!) to admit they were wrong.
Trump is just the latest tool of neoliberal corportists following in the footsteps of Thatcher, Reagan, and Bush and making monkeys out of his idiot voting base.