I’m sure you’re right about Trump’s sense of entitlement and his motivations. He believes the universe owes him this election and he’s going to do everything in his power to change reality to suit his ego.

He’s not that hard to understand, but I don’t get his supporters.

I live in rural Trump country. People up here are smart, tough and the epitome of self-reliance. You have to be when a winter storm can knock out electricity and make roads impassable for a week at a time when temperatures are sub-zero. You don’t thrive up here if you live as if the world owes you a living.

But here’s the thing, my tough self-reliant neighbors almost to a person tell me that they believe Trump’s claim that he won the election.

They believe it with a fierce burning passion.

They are absolutely certain the Democratic Party conspired to steal the election from Trump. They are absolutely certain that Trump won the election in a landslide of historic proportions.

And they’re angry about it.

They’re so angry we had to shut the state capitol down the other day because of credible threats of mob violence.

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Writer. Runner. Marine. Airman. Former LGBTQ and HIV activist. Former ActUpNY and Queer Nation. Polyglot. Middle-aged, uppity faggot. jamesfinnwrites@gmail.com

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