Joy Reid: When reality sinks in, Trump fans will only have ‘white ethnic solidarity’ to fall back on
The majority of Americans are “going to have to reckon” with the white ethnic solidarity of President Donald Trump’s base, political analyst Joy Reid explained in a gripping new report.
In her latest Daily Beast column, MSNBC host of “AM Joy” predicts reality prevents long-term economic or political success of those wearing red “Make America Great Again” hats.
“The world will not go back to the way it was, no matter how loudly Trumpists scream or how viciously they fight,” Joy-Ann Reid explained. “This insurgency the Christian right is waging, with their thrice-married, amoral apostate president at the vanguard, is doomed to fail.”
While demographic and economic trends prevent Trump’s base from being more than a loud minority, they won’t disappear even as their power wanes.
“Even then though, Trumpist Americans will remain,” Reid predicted. “They have existed in our country and culture from the beginning, and they aren’t going away. Their minds cannot be changed.”
“Trump’s election proved that their numbers and political potency can be plussed up via white ethnic solidarity in the voting booth including those on the higher economic rungs,” Reid concluded.
Reid explained that, “the Trumpists have made common cause with the plutocratic-libertarian wing of the Republican Party, which seeks to get as close as possible to rescinding federal personal and corporate income taxes, privatization of or even ending the social safety net and ceasing most government regulation of business.”
“Both of these wings of the American right know that their desires do not represent a majority view, and so they have also embraced draconian restrictions on the right to vote and anti-democratic legislative tactics at the state and federal level to try and maintain what amounts to minority rule,” Reid noted.
“And history’s lesson is that minority rule doesn’t last,” Reid reminded.
— Joy Reid (@JoyAnnReid) September 9, 2017