He’s hustling many of his followers too. But this is the game he plays. He’s good at this game. How good he is in politics though remains to be seen. But this game, he’s good at.
Hard nose stance vs soft stance. As time progresses in his campaigning, he’ll soften further and further towards the middle. Members who liked the extreme “Build Wall, toss those we don’t like on the other side”, will be disappointed and might feel betrayed.
Time will tell.
I suspect it will provide a strong opening for the Libertarian party to jump in which will draw many away from Trump. Time will tell though. I like the multiple parties beginning to step forward: If this does nothing else but break up the 2 party system, I’ll be happy, whoever ends up in office.