President Trump’s base are very loyal individuals, that’s for certain, but they can also be rabid and they often display one heck of a bark as well.
This is what politics looks like in 2020, as fervent and disparate supporters from both sides of the aisle push one another ever further into their political corners. On the far left and the far right, there is no fear of fanning the flames. This is a scorched earth political policy they’ve adopted, and the short duration between now and the election means that we’ll likely only get more of the same.
It’s even causing some to turn on their own for not being far enough out on the edge.
Ohio Lt. Gov. Jon Husted (R) was heckled on Monday by supporters of President Trump, who objected to Husted mentioning wearing masks.
Husted spoke at a Trump rally outside of Dayton, and came onstage sporting a red mask with “Trump 2020” printed on the front. “I’m trying to make masks in America great again,” he said to jeers. Husted pulled out another mask that said “MAGA,” which did nothing to get the crowd on his side — instead, the boos continued and one person shouted at him, “Get off the stage!”
“Hang on, I get it,” Husted responded. “You don’t like it. But when you go in a grocery store where you have to wear one … just listen up! All right, I get it. But if somebody tells you to take it off, you can at least say you’re trying to save the country by wearing one of President Donald Trump’s masks.”
This is MAGA working their magic to galvanize the old guard of a GOP, and bring them into the fold of the new Republican ethos.
Now the only question is: Will it work?
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