Gregory Aftandilian is a lecturer in the Pardee School of Global Studies at Boston University and is a former US State Department Middle East analyst.
Now that Steve Bannon is out, pragmatists have the upper hand over alt-right ideologues in the White House.
Donald Trump and his chief adviser Stephen Bannon signalled a total rebranding of conservatives at the CPAC.
Both candidates came under fire for their past actions and future plans at the Commander-in-Chief forum.
The country that they knew growing up seems to be changing for the worse in their eyes.
The convention is likely to gloss over Trump’s non-establishment position.