Donald Trump supporters are not idiots.
When someone buys a lottery ticket, it’s not because they don’t understand math. They know. But life has beaten them down so badly that they believe a long-shot is their only shot.
Trump’s supporters have seen their good-paying Union jobs replaced with low-paying McJobs. In America, less money doesn’t just mean downsizing from a Lexus to a Kia- it means you’ve lost your power, your status, and respect.
Trump is telling them he can get those things back for them. He can’t. Win or lose in November, he can’t.
But his supporters aren’t going away. Until a charismatic leader emerges and gives them a real, viable path to regain that which they have lost, they are going to be out there, grasping at straws; refugees in their own country.