A poll from Pew Research Center released yesterday shows only 29% of Americans approve of the job Donald Trump is doing, down from 38% in August. Most significantly, the figure for Republicans and Republican-leaning voters dropped from 77% down to 60% in the same time period. Now, there’s growing evidence it’s not just traditional or “reasonable” Republicans who are giving up on the cretin, but that the insurrectionists Trump radicalized are quickly turning their wrath on him as well.
On Thursday, the Washington Post reported that Trump’s biggest supporters were resorting to “parsing Trump’s limited remarks” to figure out what he wanted them to do next, after he was banned from Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. In his short video seemingly condemning the Capitol attack, Trump’s failure to mention Biden’s transition suggested to a QAnon forum member that Trump had a plan to stay in power. In another example, the perceived sound of an echo in Trump’s audio generated excitement that Trump was plotting a military coup from a bunker.
The next day, however, HuffPost reported that many far-right extremists feel Trump betrayed them for returning to the camera while impeachment was underway to call out the violence and acknowledge the need for a peaceful transition of power. Having reviewed thousands of posts across many pro-Trump platforms, HuffPost found that a growing majority of Trump’s most ardent supporters are now rejecting him while still demanding the armed insurrection he incited.
More than merely parting ways or ignoring Trump, many of the extremists who believed he called them to battle are now strongly denouncing him for what they believe is his shameful betrayal and capitulation. Messages such as “tbh I hope they hang Trump at this point,” “Seriously hoping they’ll lock him up or lynch [him],” and “Can’t wait til the left locks up his bitch ass. Rot in prison” are among the many angry words now coming from once-loyal Trump fans.
According to the review, several disgruntled insurrectionists appear willing to forgive Trump if he declares martial law to remain in power. But, as Palmer Report has said, Trump lacks the muscle to pull this off—no matter what the My Pillow guy might dream. Trump is running out of friends, options, and time. This week will finally spell the end of the most failed, deadly, corrupt, and morally bankrupt presidency in American history. This is the week when everything changes.