Mary Trump, the granddaughter of former President Donald Trump, recently criticized the characterization of former President Donald Trump’s fans, calling them “white supremacists, democrats.” Christians, misogynists, and anti-Semitists.”
Mary Trump – host of The Mary Trump Show podcast and staunch Trump critic – was a guest on a recent edition of The Mary Trump Show. MeidasInduction Programin which she and host Ken Harbaugh talked about CNN City Hall, focusing on the crowd and what it says about Trump supporters more broadly:
Ken Harbaugh: “My underlying fear here is not Donald Trump as an individual but the tens of millions of followers who are really drawn to that message. And as you said, it doesn’t require an American majority. Republicans are very strategic in creating and strengthening a system that allows them to stay in power with a minority vote. And you saw the reaction of that crowd.”
“And I think that’s the tip of the iceberg. It is just a harbinger of what will happen in these fluctuating states. And you know, again, that’s not tens of millions of voters in California, New York, and most of the country. It is in a handful of swing states. And too many of them liked that message. So seeing him for who he really is would bring out our worst side. And that’s what you talk about in the book, too. This president allows America to satisfy its worst instincts.”
MARY TRUMP: “Yes. And you said, at the beginning of the show, you mentioned voter suppression, and that’s why the Electoral College makes this so dangerous. Without the Electoral College We won’t even have to have this. I mean, I, we’re empty-handed with this right now. And the Republicans know they’ve got to focus on just three states. And again, to the Electoral College supporters. Do you think it’s a democracy where candidates can actually bypass 47 out of 50 states? It’s completely ridiculous.”
“But that’s why they have three tools at their disposal. They have fun. They have voter subversion. And thanks to Donald, who can really give very little credit, but he can credit this. We have voter subversion, which is the idea that an election result is illegal if your candidate doesn’t win. And that only happens on the right side. Or on the right, I should say.
“So if you put it first, the media’s willingness to normalize Donald… It’s like treating him as if he were a normal candidate, not someone who has been impeached twice. times, who incited, planned, and incited an uprising, and who continued to lie and perpetuated the great lie. And that’s putting Georgia aside, that’s ignoring sexual assault and all the many other crimes he’s committed and is accused of committing.
Then when they also normalize his followers. That’s when we got into real trouble because, as you say… There’s nothing normal about their relationship with their candidate, their support for their candidate, things like that. They support him.”
“You know, I’ve always thought that one of the purposes of liberal democracy is to get rid of the wall, you know, 25 to 28 percent of us who are, you know, fundamentalists. white supremacists, Christian nationalists, misogynists, anti-Semitists, and yes, they get their votes, but they don’t have too much of a say about how things are done.
“And, you know, a lot of people forget that from 2017 to 2019, that 28% was represented by 100% of the federal government. Republicans have the White House, they have Congress, and they have the Supreme Court. So that percentage has increased. Because it suddenly became okay to be an openly white nationalist, someone who openly likes the AK. Pardon the AR-15 with the lives of our children. And above and above and above.”