If you want to understand what Trump and his rich cronies are really about. It’s their bank accounts, by the way.
If you want to understand how they can get so many people to vote against their economic well being just remember a quote from former President Lyndon Johnson
“If you can convince the lowest white man he’s better than the best colored man, he won’t notice you’re picking his pocket. Hell, give him somebody to look down on, and he’ll empty his pockets for you.
Trump has tapped into that feeling among whites who feel this country is their country and it’s being taken away from them. Do not be mistaken that Trump’s rise came after eight years in which a man of color sat in the Oval Office.
Even yesterday, when he briefly ceded to public pressure and called out the Neo-Nazis and KKK, what got lost in the mix was his statement that he was seriously considering pardoning Sheriff Joe Arpaio, who was found in contempt of court late July for continuing racial profiling practices. It was his wink wink to his base that he still has their back. Come on; you knew what Make America Great Again really meant, didn’t you.
As the Denver Post reported to many Trump supporters who look around at their communities and see poverty, addiction, and lack of economic opportunity, the claims about affirmative action and the smorgasbord of government benefits are supposedly available only to minorities are enormously compelling…. What’s holding you back is those people and the special favors they get.
So no matter what he says or does, if it’s in their best interest or not, the harden Trump supporter will always have his back because they believe he has theirs in the battle to keep this country away from those who they believe are not their equal or who even belong here in the first place and that my friends is what has this great melting pot of a country on the verge of boiling over.