For me to understand Trump I have to go the movie Space Odyssey: 2001 where the black obelisk dropped into the space time grid out of nowhere, with no reference to past or future and changes everything—like a person with a bag over their head changes the relationships of the group. Trump is like Performance Art where a group of people do a performance in on the street that has no reference to the street. Their actions are absurd, yet everyone stops to watch.
Th meaning of everything depends upon its context, its background. When you can’t find meaning to something, it will reformat realty to give it meaning. The tree will grow its bark around a spike to incorporate this foreign element, changing the tree.
So the Republican Party, the Party of the President will grow its bark around Trump, trying to incorporate this foreign element into the tree, and the Democrats will reject the Trump by trying to force this painful spike out of it.
But either way, whether you reject or accept, the Tree will not be the same. America is going to have to reinvent itself after the obelisk of Trump.