Letter to the editor: Further grouping the deplorables
Hillary Clinton was wrong to call then-candidate Donald Trump’s supporters “deplorables.” Had she sub-grouped the Trumpites, as follows below, voters might have understood her point.
The enablers comprise one segment of Trump’s followers. They cringe at his lies and behavior and hate his tweets, but their GOP roots keep them mute, betraying their own values. Evangelicals give hypocrisy a bad name as they provide cover to the enablers.
Rallygoers, Trump’s most vocal group, clad in MAGA caps and T-shirts, swoon at his presence and swallow his lies as he mouths their inner thoughts. They dream of televised interviews where they’ll display their hatred of the reporter and show their ignorance.
The sycophants are elected officials or political appointees fearing Trump. They cower and tremble at the mention of his name (think Mitch McConnell). Privately they despise him, but refuse to say it.
The toadies include congressmen Guy Reschenthaler and Mike Kelley, who long for a ride on Air Force One or a call from the Oval Office. Having no original thoughts, they devour Republican National Committee talking points while sucking up to White House staff.
Following the white nationalist torch parade in Charlottesville, Va., with a cast of anti-Semites, neo-Nazis and Klanners, Trump opined there were some “very fine people” among the marchers. Using his standard, I have to say the same of the above groups.
Glenn R. Plummer