Mencken was stating what he thought was the default position of ALL our leaders.
If you want to channel H L Mencken, he would place the Clintons and Obama and all the democrats light years ahead of Trump for demagoguery.
Looks like somebody still can’t accept Trump’s appeal, which is his collective campaign stands, plus a solid record of unusual accomplishments. Actual accomplishments, ones not based on empty rhetoric.
I'm not denying Trump's great accomplishments -- I'm one of his biggest fans -- but I agree with Mencken that he's also succeeding because he knows how to influence all the voters, not just the political elite and intelligentsia.