I recently watched an interview with Sam Donaldson and was outraged by his explanation of Donald Trump’s election in 2016. According to him, the voters are good people but they just don’t have the understanding of the facts. What an arrogant proclamation! A perfect example of the “elitist mentality.”
Let me explain Trump’s election. We, the ignorant and basket of deplorables, see the corruption, the pay for play and the crony capitalism of too many of our government leaders. Many become extremely wealthy while in office. They use their power of office to enrich not only themselves but their family members. They make careers out of their “service to the country.” In many instances, they are not there to serve the people who elected them, but to help themselves to whatever benefits them.
Donald Trump was different. He was a successful business man. He knew how to run businesses. He had connections to ordinary people as well as the rich and famous. He also saw the corruption in government and the overreach of government powers. He loves this country and respects the work of the common people. He is not of the elitist mentality. His campaign speeches were positive and uplifting for the country and the people. When he dared to ask, “What the hell do you have to lose?”, that resonated with many who were tired of losing out to the well-connected.
Did that mean we thought he was perfect? Absolutely not! None of us are. If we do not believe that redemption is possible for all of us, we are in deep trouble. His platform of principled government appealed to us. We took a chance and voted for him. He has accomplished amazing things in a very short time in office, in spite of the “resist and impeach” that the media and the Democrats throw at him. He is a threat to the established, entrenched powers that corrupt and that’s why they hate him. Our support of him explains their hate and intolerance of us as well.