Not shocked at all.
Remember the Tea Party - funded by the Koch’s, ran their candidates on accusing the Republicans they were running against of not being racist enough.
On Jan 3, 2015 the Tea Party took over the Republican party in Congress - they had a majority over the Republicans from the previous November’s elections and walked out the Republican speaker of the house John Boehner and walked in their own, Paul Ryan. Since then the Tea Party has been in control of the Republican party.
When Donald Trump took office, over 24 Koch employees came in with him.
The Koch’s are running the United States right now. They’ve used extreme racism as their primary election tactic since at least the day the tea party was founded. Probably every election they were in before that too. They are libertarians, not conservatives. Today the Republican party is run by extreme racist libertarians and that’s who is standing directly behind trump and giving him his marching orders.
You might say, there is no actual Republican party now as anyone remembers it to be, before 2015.
I’m taking a wild guess but the previous power elite that walked out, probably arrived at the Democratic party and that’s why Hillary was chosen and why she was using Rove tactics all the way.