Not really. Trump is not an ideologue who craves power. He is rather a pragmatic demagogue. His new call to ban all Muslims from entering the U.S. is a dangerous extreme and crosses the line. That’s his negotiating strategy. Start with the most outrageous to shape the debate. Congress is already voting to ban immigrants from certain countries. His end game is to make America tougher.
Simplistic brazen narcissism? Yes. Will he win? Maybe. Unless rest of the Repubs can rally around one candidate. Not sure who that would be.