Those who fervently support Donald Trump are not your usual political backers. They tend to be fanatical, fond of conspiracy theories, and fearful that the end is near.
A pro-Trump rally in Wilmar, Minnesota, which attracted about 200 people provided ample evidence of just how far out of the mainstream the average Trumpkin is.
At the “We Have Your Back” rally, organizer Ron Brantsner urged the crowd to only vote for Republicans who will agree to assist Trump when they arrive in Congress:
“Get the Republican Party back on its feet again. We can’t let our guard down. We won the battle, but not the war.”
Notice the militancy in Branstner’s words? That’s also common when the gun-toting Trump faithful gather to hold up their armaments and proclaim their undying devotion to the Second Amendment.
Republican State Representative Tim Miller then got up and started in on talk of a civil war in the United States:
“We are entering a time of civil war. We must stay engaged. Government doesn’t create prosperity, the people do. God, in his grace, has given us another chance.”
Since when is God fond of ignorant warmongers who try to use his name to justify their hateful actions? Apparently, Miller and his fellow Trump acolytes have never actually bothered to read the New Testament or the teachings of Jesus.
Another of the event organizers, Bob Enos, extolled the virtues of rural America, which he said had helped elected the Liar-in-Chief:
“Seventy percent of rural America voted for Donald J. Trump. If that isn’t a mandate I don’t know what is. He won, get over it.”
Oh, he won all right. He won with almost 3 million fewer votes than his competitor and lots of help from the Russians. Enos failed to mention that. Which raises the question: Is it a legitimate win if you cheat and get help from one of the greatest enemies this country faces? Or should you be indicted, tried, and convicted of treason?
The Trump tribe has a selective view of history and politics. And calling for civil war isn’t helpful to anyone except the wannabe fascist in the Oval Office.