the country is reeling
No, your bubble within a country is reeling. Your bubble. I put money on a Trump victory not because I supported him (I didn’t), but because it was very apparent at my Denver software school that 95% of the student body that hated the man also pushed those that didn’t into the shadows (they also hated his supporters, or really, anyone who didn’t toe the line), so they never even saw the support, and by definition didn’t think it existed. The fact that, even in hindsight, so-called progressives can’t understand how all of this happened is more concerning than the moron they helped elect.