You'd be happy to be wrong, wouldn't you? Well, get a smile on your face, because historians will bury Trump. Oh, I agree that they'll give him better than he deserves...but even if they forget half of what he did on his four-year Gish Gallop of malice, he'll still replace Aaron Burr and Benedict Arnold in the Hall of Shameful Americans of History.
I don't know if you ever lived in the MS Delta, but the Delta (where I was raised racist, where I attended a segregation academy) is ground zero for racism in America. Everything you said about Mississippi is accurate.
But that's a story for another time.
But even with Trump, even with all the insane racism and xenophobia, the world is changing...and despite the worst efforts of the white supremacists, America is browning, and our youth are becoming ever more accepting of those who are different from themselves. Trump and Trumpism is the last great hurrah for white supremacists in America. Oh, they'll fight tooth-and-nail to stay in power, and they'll have victories here and there, but the end result will be the same. The continuous change in our nation's demographics is a slow-moving tsunami that no one can stop.
As glacial as the change seems to thee and me, it's happening, and every bit as irresistibly as a glacier flowing down a mountain.
Being human, historians will be subject to this same dynamic...and they're going to collectively bury Trump for what he has done to America, and to our democracy.
Here's my claim: thirty years from now, the Trump name will be seen in the same light (if not worse light) as Benedict Arnold and Neville Chamberlain.
After all, the name of Christopher Columbus was for centuries seen as good and noble by most people. Now, not so much.