Understanding Trumpism requires understanding populism. As I see it, this particular populist base is largely a reaction of a large, dis-empowered feeling and disaffected feeling population segment reacting to complex, difficult and seemingly incomprehensible problems by desperately grasping simplistic "solutions", irrespective if they solve anything at all.
only is the news media the perceived enemy of these folks, so will be
technology, education and anything else that threatens their illusion.
This is indeed post truth.