Trump's bombastic rhetoric and anti-politico memes likely have reinforced his current loyalists' support of him. But it is equally unlikely that such an approach has won over many undecided voters.
Trump's performance art veered on clownish. That was okay as an attention-getting device in the beginning of the campaign. But it is puzzling now. The tone, words, body language, and facial expressions seem antithetical to what leadership is all about. Do we want this man to, using Hillary Clinton's phrase, "work with allies?"
So, if Ailes orchestrated this presentation, it will not like go down in history as one of his success stories.