Maybe you bought in to the idea that the tax bill would sustain a few cycles of prosperity that would lift you.
Maybe you thought you could trim up the middle on Trump.
Maybe you feared his base.
Maybe you thought Trumpism is the new normal and just rode the wave.
Maybe you're an actual True Believer. (seek counseling.)
This is your periodic reminder that Trump will screw you over, directly and collaterally.
Remember, they *worship* him and they barely *tolerate* you on a good day.
You're always suspect. The MAGAe don't trust anyone except him.
"Weak Republicans wouldn't back me on Wall. Sad!"
He will always, always, always fuck you over. His "snake" poem is utterly obvious projection.
This will end in tears.
The pressure is to be loyal to Trump in every way.
The wall issue is agitporn for the xenophobia crowd, and it makes you look stupid and shitty to suburban voters. (You know, the ones who blew out 40 R seats in Nov?)
Or you could act like grown-ass adults and exercise the power the voters gave you.
Get the lights back on. He'll throw a hissy fit, but you might live to tell the tale.