An army of angry Trump supporters besieged Senator Lindsey Graham at the airport in Washington D.C. on Friday, signaling that voters are going to make the political waters very choppy for Republicans in the months to come.
“You traitor!” screamed the crowd, as many filmed the confrontation with their phones. The senator, surrounded by his security detail, kept his head down and looked stone-faced.
“Honor our vote! You son of a bitch!” someone yelled.
“You know it was rigged,” said another woman. “It’s going to be like this wherever you go for the rest of your life.”
Conservative activist Mindy Robinson tweeted: “Lindsey Graham just made the mistake walking by me and a mass of angry patriots at the airport in DC. All America wants is for you to AUDIT OUR VOTE and purge this election of this massive corruption…and you won’t do it. We’re not letting this “slide” so expect more of this.”
Republicans also came under fire from Fox News Channel host Tucker Carlson on Thursday. He accused some GOP lawmakers of sneering at lower class Americans that gravitated to President Donald Trump.
“The main problem – and this really is the main problem — on the right, anyway, the people who run the Republican Party don’t really like their own voters and they especially don’t want the voters that Trump brought.
Trump brought the party’s ranks noticeably downscale from the country club to the trailer park as they often sneer, and this horrifies them. Many Republicans in Washington now despise the people they’re supposed to represent and protect.
And by the way, it is not just Republican leaders who feel this way. It’s our entire leadership class. It is everyone in charge. You rarely hear it spoken out loud, but this is the truth: a very specific form of intra-white loathing at the core of the reaction to Donald Trump.
Here is what it is: nothing is more repulsive to socially anxious white professionals than working class people who look like them. Proles are their single greatest fear; they remind them of where they may have come from, or where they could be going if things turn south.
So, if you want to understand the hatred, the real hatred, not just disagreement, but gut-level loathing and fear of Trump, in say, New York or Washington or L.A., you’ve got to understand that first. It’s not really Trump, it is his voters. The new money class despises them.
Trump didn’t despise them, and that really was his secret in the end. He didn’t have much in some ways, but Donald Trump did not judge his own voters. In real life, Trump actually ate McDonald’s, that’s true, and they knew it was true and they were very grateful for it. And you’d be grateful for it too if everyone else hated you.
Pretty soon, like 13 days from now, these voters — tens of millions of them — will not have Donald Trump to protect them, they won’t have anyone. And unless the Republican Party decides to wake up and push back against the lies in progress and acknowledge the purpose of those lies, which is an unprecedented crackdown on the way you live, you will have no chance either.”