Donald Trump spends very little time defining his supporters, but at a recent Trump rally, several supporters wanted to explain why they support his candidacy.
“The people that mind their own business, don’t depend on anyone else,” said Patty Hughes of Indianola, Iowa, when asked to describe silent majority. “They don’t expect anything from anybody, and they’re kind of quiet. They don’t go around bragging. They’re not activists.”
Her husband, Larry, said, “They expect a dollar work for a dollar pay. They don’t want anything free, but they don’t want stuff taken away from them either. And that’s happening to us out here in the cheap seats.”
The silent majority that supports Trump is defined by restoration rather than revolution. His whole campaign is centered around “Making America Great Again.” A restoration of limited government, moral order, non-interventionism, fiscal conservatism and the disapproval of things like aboriton or incompetent leadership.
The media plays the race card on Donald Trump.
CNN’s objective is not to get Mr. Trump to disavow Dr. David Duke since he has already done so several times.
It is to make Trump prostrate himself before the gods of political correctness and beg for mercy. More importantly, the objective is to morally shame voters into not voting for the candidate they actually support.
Of course, the corporate shills want to paint the silent majority as a disgruntled white male uprising. Trump supporters decided to call into NPR explaining why they don’t believe the term “silent majority” has a racial connotation.
“I don’t think that’s true at all now,” said George Davey of West Des Moines. “You can look at Trump, and the people he hires. I’m sure he has a lot of people of various ethnic backgrounds in his companies.”
“The reason why we’re silent is because we’re not allowed to talk,” he said. “My favorite thing about Trump is that he wants to get rid of political correctness.”
“The silent majority is always going to be a state of mind,” he said. “It’s a feeling. It’s a feeling of dispossession and that feeling of dispossession can come about most dramatically in times when things seem to be changing. When all that’s solid melts into air.”