No they fell for his snake-oil show. I believe the "moderate" Trump voters (those who have now mostly abandoned him) actually were so desperate they actually believed he was on their side. Why they would have thought this is beyond me.
Let's have another look how they did this.
Don't be fooled Trump's biggest backers both financially and with propaganda machines like Breitbart News and Fox News are also the 'establishment'- example as follows.
Yes, the same News-Corp and Fox News which for over a decade championed off shoring workers jobs overseas and championed so called "Free Trade Agreements" , same Fox News who kicked workers in the guts every opportunity they got.
Yes, the same Breitbart which is owned and funded by Robert Mercer. Robert Mercer who is a Wall Street Hedge Fund Billionaire, Washington Insider and Washington Power broker. Who also championed "off shoring" jobs and also undermines workers rights and protections.
Let's look at another example of this, " DRAIN THE SWAMP ! "
Facebook advertising//recommendations like all advertising on those sites (you-tube is one of the worse for this) works off algorithms. Robert Mercer who owns and funds Breitbart News and funds other so called "Independent Media" who is a, Hedge Fund Billionaire and Owner, Washington Insider and Washington Establishment Power-Broker, who also just happens to fund Cambridge Analyticatica. (yes that's right same Robert Mercer who owns and funds Breitbart News)
Cambridge Analyticatica (which was supporting Ted Cruz's presidential campaign then switched in 2016 to supporting Trump's presidential campaign) is "a privately held company that combines data mining and data analysis with strategic communication for the electoral process" which is a fancy way of saying they create "virtual bubbles" of "news" to certain demographics in order to influence their "cognitive maps".
So in plain English - the more people clicked on the "ALT-Media" via say Facebook, the more that data was mined and comments screened etc ... the more the "ALT-Media" owned and funded by vested interests told them what they wanted to hear.
And while the chants of "drain the swamp" were being shouted, behind the scenes" The Swamp" was filling peoples heads with those very words.
Ironic isn't it.
Breitbart News, of which Trump Chief Campaign Strategist Steve Bannon ran for Robert mercer.Same Steve Bannon, ex- Goldman Sachs Executive, who also made a killing off globalization. Same Steve Bannon ex- Goldman Sachs Executive, who was the White House Chief Strategist in the Trump administration.
I think, these people might want to think, about how they've been played. Trump IS the "establishment card". What's happening is one faction of the elite are presenting them with theatre but make no bones about it, they aren't represented in this game.
Note the ALT-Media was being filled with actual fakenews.