Interesting post – and I think the question of his backers needs more investigation.
Noticed the other day that evidently “Roseanne” also makes that claim of working people
putting Trump in office - and she is returning to TV evidently in what may be an "Archie Bunker"
reversal as she will play a “Trump supporter” … it will be the same family still struggling to pay
Ordinary people are taught to hate and fear people of color, people of other races, religions, females.
These then become class systems of oppression which profit Elites.
Elites are certainly the most involved and active in controlling our two corporate parties and
our elections. (I’m still looking for an article on this which makes clear that take-over as the
electronic voting computers came in … but also new agreements on corporate control overall…
somewhere in my files.)
So there has to have been ELITE backing we may not be aware of.
Besides Koch Bros./John Birch Society… Murray Energy is a very likely backer and presented
Trump immediately with a plan for overturning various regulations on the industry where about
half of the list has been accomplished.
It has been said often that average working people voted for Trump. I find that hard to believe.
I’ve looked at some info on those claims and it seemed wrong, but we’re pretty far from those
claims and times at this moment and I can’t make an argument either way at this point.
Average working people would have put Bernie Sanders into the Oval Office, imo.
Trump’s fake “macho” ways is also an interesting observation.
Here’s something written by a poster here, I think, a few days ago on Trump’s 4th grade appeal…
Trump speaks at … Like, a Fourth Grade level
If Trump speaks at a fourth grade level that probably helps connect him with many voters who also I would assume speak around that level. These voters regard people who use big words and complex sentences as being elites and looking down at them. Trump’s “gutter” talk also helps him connect. Everything about Trump suggests he is person of subpar intelligence and would likely have never been heard of if he hadn’t inherited millions of dollars and had a father who prevented him for failing in real estate. His big appeal to voters is his goal of establishing an authoritarian state for the benefit of white people. There is a tremendous backlash against the millions of Latinos who have immigrated here, legally and illegally. The same thing is happening in Europe but the backlash is against immigrants from the Middle East. Any demagogue who can promise a authoritarian state for whites is able to obtain a lot of political support. In the US, by disregarding the Constitution and laws this can be achieved and it appears that Republicans are doing their best to achieve it.