If there’s one thing that unites working class Americans of all political persuasions, it’s a hatred of Wall Street. Donald Trump knows this — he campaigned on it in Iowa, in fact, saying “I’m really good at that stuff. I know Wall Street. I know the people on Wall Street. We’re going to have the greatest negotiators of the world, but at the same time, I’m not going to let Wall Street get away with murder. Wall Street has caused tremendous problems for us. We’re going to tax Wall Street.”
These days, he’s singing a different tune. Instead of taxing them, he’s cutting taxes on the rich. Instead of “stopping them from getting away with murder,” they’re getting rid of the financial regulations that will stop another recession. And instead of standing up for consumers, he’s destroying the agency that has recouped over $10 billion from predatory financial companies.
After electorally winning the election (while massively losing the popular vote — 1.7 million at the time of this writing and growing), he is openly showing what many of us knew along: He doesn’t give a single sh*t about any of his supporters, and he will stab them in the back repeatedly and at length until somebody stops him.