Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Saving Face?

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Saving Face?

Article excerpt

We know why Donald Trump won. People were angry because they weren't getting ahead or falling behind, and Democrats (especially Hillary Clinton) had been pre-demonized for decades by talk radio and Fox News.

But why are people still supporting Mr. Trump after he failed to deliver on his promises (no wall, no beautiful infrastructure) and did things to hurt the people who voted for him? They still get to gloat and agitate their anti-Trump friends and family, and maybe that's enough. But what else do they have? A lying, immoral president who gave 80 percent of his tax cut to the ultra-rich and wants to cut government help, including affordable health care, for the rest of us.

Here's one explanation for the continuing, and perhaps growing, support for Mr. …

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