By Vernon Elliott
Supporters of President-elect Donald Trump are finally beginning to wake up to the fact that they have been conned. Trump is not even president yet, but he is already going back on promises he made during the campaign. He now says he wants to build a “fence,” on the Mexican border not a wall, he doesn’t want to prosecute Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton and he has backed off deporting all 11 million undocumented immigrants. Now he says he only wants to deport the criminal ones, which is pretty much what the Obama administration was doing.
Needless to say, his followers are enraged. Posters on the white nationalist site Stormfront sounded angry.
“Trump is president, so why are the Mexicans and blacks still here?” said a poster called EBolling77. “I think the Jews have got to him.”
Some disillusioned Trump fans have expressed their disgust on Twitter. Conservative commentator Ann Coulter has already lost her patience with Trump, who she strongly supported.
“I never thought I would say this, but Trump is acting like a weak establishment cuck. What the hell happened?” said Coulter in a tweet. (Cuck is short for cuckservative, a derogatory term for establishment Republicans used by the alt right/white nationalists. The word is a combination of conservative and cuckhold, a sexual fetish where a man enjoys watching other men, often black men, have sex with his wife.)
Other Trump supporters are disappointed that he promised to “drain the swamp,” but has stocked his cabinet with Washington insiders and billionaires.
According to the Associated Press, Trump supporter Teena Colebrook, was incensed that he picked Steve Mnuchin for Treasury secretary. Mnuchin worked for Goldman Sachs and made billions foreclosing on homes with OneWest Bank. Colebrook lost her house to foreclosure during the Great Recession.
“I just wish that I had not voted,” said Colebrook. “I have no faith in our government anymore at all.”