The Republicans depend on negative emotions to mobilize their base and win over other voters. That is not new. It's been a feature of American Politics since the 50s. Donald Trump lives on fear. And he's scaring people all over the world. Even the new Prime Minister of Canada had to comment on Donald Trump today. Praise him or attack him, the Trumpster wins from the fear. This is good for the GOP. The more afraid voters are the more "stupid" switches turn on and we are likely to make "BREXIT" scale idiotic decisions. We can beat them if we don't let fear beat us and listen to FDR.
FDR said it. "The only thing we need to fear, is fear itself:"