In the middle of this campaign storm, Trump and the media are joined at the hip. The media created him, and now they can't shake him off. He's a fascist, he's a racist, the pundits say, but it doesn't matter. They keep trying to dig his grave and put him in it, but there is no funeral. The more they attack him, the more excitement they generate.
If it turned out The Donald were a closet hermaphrodite, would it really matter? Or would his followers say, "Wow, that'll show those LGBT fanatics."
Now, throw into the mix how large numbers of people feel about open borders, terror attacks, gun control, and the export of American jobs overseas---their guy, Trump, is reflecting those feelings with unmistakably decisive remarks, without a teleprompter, without sing-song political-android vagueness...so you have a super-potent catalyst roaming the countryside, blowing people out of their passive minds.