These angry Trumpistas are plotting a revolution if Hillary Clinton wins.
Jared Halbrook, 25, of Green Bay, Wis., said that if Mr. Trump lost to Hillary Clinton, which he worried would happen through a stolen election, it could lead to “another Revolutionary War.”
An information diet from Trump-friendly news media like Breitbart News and Infowars has led many to believe that there is no way Mr. Trump can lose, and that even contemplating the possibility is foolish. “I’d be shocked,” said Rick Hill, 58, of Fort Myers, Fla.
Mr. Hill added, “If you get on social media, he’s got Hillary beat, 3 to 1.”
But others expressed unease about what a Trump loss would bring.
“Unfortunately, I’m not a man of vigilante violence,” said Richard Sabonjohn, 48, of Naples, Fla. “I’m more of a peaceful person. But I do think there will be a large amount of people that are terribly upset and may take matters into their own hands.”
I’m not too sure there has ever been a revolution by proxy. If you’re going to do it, you have to be the one to do it; you don’t sit around and say “Oh, yeah, we’re all fired up, but someone else is gonna do it.”
I think the real revolution that’s coming is when all these fervent Trump followers figure out that they got conned. Not just out of the money they’ve been sending into Trump Inc. but conned into believing that Donald Trump is actually on their side and cares about their problems. And when it finally dawns on them that they got suckered in hook, line, and sinker, it’s not Hillary Clinton they’re going to go after, assuming they can get off the couch.