If you were part of the Never Trump tribe, you probably knew that an actual Trump win would result in some increased trolling from the Trumpidian faithful.
The fact that Donald Trump has made decency and graciousness relics of the past is solidified by the actions and words of his devotees, post-election.
The notion of letting cooler heads now prevail and working together to actually “make America great again” never really entered into the equation for Trumplings. They gave lip service to it when the election was on the line, but now that they are victorious, they gladly insult those who stood on principle through the election and are openly hostile.
This was never about making America great. It was always about exalting a king.
Figures who were once considered principled conservative voices are now turning fascist in their belief that you abandon principle and board the Trump train, or suffer the fate of traitors to the crown.
Take this lovely tweet.
Okay #NeverTrumpers your recalcitrant histrionics almost cost us this election–now show a little humility & get back on the reservation
— Dinesh D’Souza (@DineshDSouza) November 9, 2016
Thanks, but my grandmothers’ people did the reservation thing. It wasn’t great, so excuse me while I refuse.
Trump surrogate, Newt Gingrich, however, did the full-nasty on fellow crotch sniffer, Sean Hannity’s Fox News program on Wednesday.
Wednesday on Fox News, Gingrich told Sean Hannity that a Trump Administration is “going to be among the most extraordinary, creative, inventive, exciting periods in all of American political history.”
I notice he didn’t include the words, “Constitutionally sound,” “productive,” or “free.”
He then added this lovely bit:
“The little, whiny, sniveling negative cowards who were ‘Never Trumpers’ are beneath our paying attention to them. Let them drift off into the ashbin of history while we go ahead and work with Donald Trump and with the House and Senate Republicans to create a dramatically new future.”
Yes. That’s exactly the way to build bridges and reassure those with doubts that we’re not dealing with an authoritarian madman at the helm of our republic.
I said weeks ago that no matter who was president after all of this, I would not be afraid, and I’m not. I know who my real King is.
That being said, however, it really is disturbing to see the mask come off and the ugly, power-drunk mindset of the Trump team.