Imagine being white working class, living on Medicaid and food stamps and supporting Trump because you want to stick it to the “others” (hint the gays, the blacks, the Mexicans, insert random minority group meanwhile Mitch Mcconnell, the Repubs, and Trump himself are making you poorer but the rich richer with tax cuts, won’t give you any economic relief despite your family starving and being laid are killing your family and community by mishandling the pandemic.
Pure tribalism. They vote Republican because everyone else they know votes Republican. Their parents voted Republican. In their minds, if you vote for Democrats, you are the “enemy.” You are the opposite of what they see in themselves, and since they love America, Democrats must hate it. The cognitive dissonance these people have, they hate themselves so much. It’s pure self-hatred.