Among Trump’s base of followers, however, there seems to be both fear and love, as well as an unending appetite for expressing their grievances toward immigrants, people of color, and the “coastal elites” they perceive as the enemy. On more than one occasion, these sentiments have exploded into violence, such as when a caravan of nearly 100 vehicles of Trump supporters surrounded and tried to obstruct a Biden-Harris campaign bus
on a busy Texas highway the weekend before Election Day, leading to a minor collision. “I LOVE TEXAS!” Trump tweeted
in response to the incident, egging on the senseless display of intimidation. Trumpists also drove through several Black communities in attempts to intimidate voters. Taken together with the other terrifying Trumpist mayhem — the anti-mask outbursts, the hate crimes and violence, the election-week tantrums
— it appears that another core tenet of Trumpism is, simply, hate. One wonders how long they can stand to keep it up after he is no longer in office.