Trump rides a downward escalator of electoral support as his position rises with his support for the views and policies of white supremacists, Nazis and KKKONfederates and how they return the favor. He is riding the downward escalator of becoming a bigger fish in a shrinking pond.
And in his gestures, which (like his aid Stephen Miller, the reincarnation of Joseph Goebbels — compare the photos side-by-side) are peppered with the Pepe the Frog racist symbol, he not only communicates in dog whistle coded language his direct support for them, but also in his open support for them (“very fine people on all sides” — no, there are not).
Trump knows exactly what he is doing, tries to whitewash it to the general public, while very explicitly reassuring his white supremacist supporters that he has their back.
Not all Trump supporters are Nazis and KKKONfederates.
But virtually all Nazis and KKKONfederates are Trump supporters.
And all Trump supporters had to see the way Trump mocked a disabled reporter, ridiculed John McCain, Gold Star families and generals, in addition to his support for Nazis and KKKONfederates and it was not disqualifying for them.
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