It is the considered position of the editorial board at Mock Paper Scissors (um, me?) that not all conservatives are racists, BUT if you are a racist you are probably a conservative. It’s part of set theory and would be easy to chart in a Venn diagram, something like this:
(Notice, please, that the All Voters circle is purple, and not Blue and that certainly there must be some racists in the non-conservative bubble. Also/too: the sizes of the bubbles are not based upon any percentages. I mean who’s gonna admit to being a racist? OK I jest, who’s gonna admit being conservative?)
I mention this only because the incessant head scratching in the media wondering why Hair Führer wont’ just come and and condemn the white nationalists, the KKK, and Nazis by name, instead of his weird Many Sides deflection.
We know that his supporter love him because he’s not peecee, and frankly, they love him because he hates the same people they hate. Remember the Khans, and the rapist messicans, and the women and, and, and? Remember how he said he could shoot someone on 5Th Avenue and his base would remain loyal? And throughout the entire Goat Rodeo, no matter what the outrage was his base stayed with him. I think he’s proven this beyond the shadow of a doubt.
During the campaign his base frequently said things like he says what I think. He punches back, and they love that he won’t back down from a fight. And most important, they love that he makes us libtards so damn angry! Good times, good times for the pinheads.
Now, imagine if he no longer hated who they hate, didn’t punch back, and more importantly seemed to bow to the so-called PC Police? Betrayed, they would flee from him like cockroaches when the light comes on. They would say he’s just another politician who sold them out.
Remember the Venn diagram, above? His supporters might not all be racists, but they include racists. If he condemned them in explicit terms, they would leave. That’s his hardcore base of supporters. If he looses the racists, he will have lost it all as the venal Republicans have no problem throwing a useful idiot under the bus after he’s served their purpose. Trump’s only safety net is that (for now) his supporters remain loyal and give amply be-chinned Mitch gas.