Op-ed by Elad Hakim | Photo: Alamy
Democrats and never-Trumpers seem to think that those who support President Donald Trump will eventually abandon him by virtue of exhaustion or fatigue.
In other words, they are banking on the notion that Trump supporters will simply get tired of the “drama” that surrounds Trump and abandon him. Not only will this not happen, but it also shows that Democrats and never-Trumpers misunderstand and underestimate the MAGA movement and those who support President Donald Trump.
The America First movement
During his farewell address to the nation in 2021, Trump made the following comments about the America First movement:
“Together with millions of hardworking patriots across this land, we built the greatest political movement in the history of our country. We also built the greatest economy in the history of the world. It was about ‘America First’ because we all wanted to make America great again.
We restored the principle that a nation exists to serve its citizens. Our agenda was not about right or left, it wasn’t about Republican or Democrat, but about the good of a nation, and that means the whole nation.
With the support and prayers of the American people, we achieved more than anyone thought possible. Nobody thought we could even come close.”
MAGA and America First patriots will never tire
Trump supporters and the millions of MAGA and America First patriots genuinely love and respect what he stands for and represents. They will never abandon Trump because they can personally relate to what is he fighting for, trust that he will fight for them and keep his promises, and believe that he genuinely cares about them and the well-being of the country.
They realize that he is the only person standing between the Democrats and the continued destruction of the United States.
They realize that the Biden administration is using the Department of Justice and left-wing prosecutors to pursue, investigate, and persecute Trump and his supporters, and strongly resent such efforts.
They believe that Trump should currently be president and that the 2020 election was less than forthright and marred by irregularities.
Most importantly, they support the America First movement and feel that Trump is the only person who is currently able to continue this movement against a relentless enemy that will do whatever it takes to stop him and this movement, including putting him in prison for the rest of his life, if possible.
The spirit of MAGA
Several months ago, Trump shared a video on Truth Social that captured the true spirit of the MAGA and America First movement.
With the Star-Spangled Banner playing in the background, the video captured some of the moments that define this powerful movement, which included paying homage to our nation’s military members, helping those in need during difficult times like those seen in East Palestine, Ohio, respecting the nation’s flag, working for the American people, putting America first, and making America a great and prosperous nation.
Not only is this message inspiring, patriotic, genuine, and full of hope, but it is exactly what Americans desperately need at a time when many are unable to put food on the table, afford their bills, and live paycheck to paycheck.
They need hope and assurances that their children will be safe in schools, the nation will not enter unnecessary wars, inflation will be lowered, the military will be strengthened and taken care of, and the borders will be closed to those entering the country illegally.
They also need to know that America is safe and protected and that their constitutional rights are not ignored, abused, or destroyed. Those who support Trump know that he can deliver on these issues because he has a strong and successful record as president.
Those banking on the possibility that they will exhaust Trump or his supporters into submission grossly misunderstand and underestimate the power, resilience, and loyalty of the MAGA movement. Not only do they support Trump and what he stands for, but they also feel that he has been grossly attacked and wronged by those seeking to destroy him and his movement.
They will never tire or waiver. On the contrary, the number of supporters will likely continue to grow as people realize that America truly was better under Trump.
Mr. Hakim is an attorney and columnist. His articles have been published in The Washington Examiner, The Daily Caller, The Federalist, American Thinker, and other online publications. He is also a regular guest on OANN’s Tipping Point, and has appeared on Newsmax, Steadfast and Loyal Podcast with Allen West, The Dave Weinbaum Show, and Real America’s Voice. The views expressed herein are the author’s own and do not constitute legal advice.