Most Trump voters are still all in, and clearly they won’t listen to any reporting from the national media that criticizes their man. Maybe, though, they’ll listen to their own locally elected officials when the weight of what Trump is proposing sinks in.
I get that a presidential budget is unlikely to be enacted as proposed. But this isn’t only Trump’s budget; it’s the budget of the red state officials whose campaigns were fueled by libertarian Koch dollars. That’s a lot of states, represented by a lot of conservative politicians in Congress — not only the Freedom Caucus. I fear we’re going to go quite far down this path of austerity for ordinary people combined with huge tax benefits for the rich. It’s going to be local officials trying to provide public services who cry uncle first.