If you understood how persuasion works — by pacing the people you are trying to persuade — you would understand why Trump is “vastly better.” But then you contradict yourself by saying he is emotionally reckless. You say this because you do not understand his view and approach.
And your obsession with white vs. black blinds you to the fact we have been in a trade war for quite some time. What is news is we are finally fighting back. As I pointed out in my original essay, the Rust Belt gets this, and color has nothing to do with it.