Opinions may differ, but the human plantar wart says a spike in hate crimes and continued shouts of Lock her up! are signs that his supporters are mellow.
“You people were vicious, violent, screaming, ‘Where’s the wall? We want the wall!’ Screaming, ‘Prison! Prison! Lock her up!’ I mean you are going crazy. I mean, you were nasty and mean and vicious and you wanted to win, right?” Trump said Friday. “But now, you’re mellow and you’re cool and you’re not nearly as vicious or violent, right? Because we won, right?”
That’s called Projection Plus. Don’t try it without the proper equipment i.e, an ego the size of the Amazon basin.
And while Trump suggested that his supporters had mellowed out in their rhetoric as well — “now you’re laid back, you’re cool, you’re mellow, you’re basking in the glory of victory,” he said Friday — the crowd broke out in “Lock her up!” chants twice.
One Trump supporter who obtained a media pass from the Trump transition office shouted from the press pen that Trump’s former opponent Hillary Clinton should be waterboarded.
And a Trump supporter threw an empty water bottle at a reporter following the rally, calling the reporter “trash.”
Mellow like a warm mug of bleach and ammonia, my friend.
As for any disconnect between the behavior of the Trumpists and the noises falling out of the Trump’s mouth, there’s no reason for it to disturb either party. Trump wants to stand in front of a crowd. The crowd wants to stand in front of Trump. Everyone is happy and anyone who is too rowdy can be declared a stealth Democrat.
And now that Trump has created a new reality: Trump and the Trumpists are mellow and cool (and only acted mean and vicious out of a desire to win), anyone who contradicts that reality will become the focus of a new set of grievances that will keep everyone occupied until the next gathering: The Post-MAGA-inauguration Tour.
Followed by the 1st 100 Days of MAGA! tour.
And then the You Can Say Happy Easter Again! tour, which will end just in time for The Very MAGA Memorial Day tour, which will have to be squeezed in before the 500 Part-time Event Planning Jobs Created tour…