"No one deserves more credit for the rightward movement of this country over the last 20 years or so than Roger Ailes," said Bruce Bartlett, a former aide to Presidents Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush who now considers himself an independent. "He made the Republican control of Congress possible."
Bruce Bartlett, a historian who served as a domestic policy adviser to President Reagan, and in the Treasury Department under President George H.W. Bush, said he is at a loss for what to think about Mr. Trump's thinking.