Just a day earlier the star had been attacked with a sledgehammer by a wealthy heir to the Otis elevator fortune, who was last seen in the news a few years ago auctioning off a number of Mahatma Gandhi–related artifacts to a wealthy Indian businessman for almost $2 million.
The symbolism was inescapable — a highly privileged, wealthy member of the establishment violently attacking Trump — and being celebrated for doing so — while a person who is almost the demographic epitome of underprivilege by liberal lights was defending Trump — yet she was largely ignored outside of the conservative media since her cause was unpopular. The woman’s sign, which she held aloft, said it all: “20 Million illegals and Americans sleep on the streets in tents. Vote Trump.” That one sign held a more succinct message and powerful message on immigration than the entire apparatus of the GOP consultant class has managed to put out in order to attract working class African Americans and Hispanics to an enforcement-first immigration policy. The working class, and in particular the African-American and Hispanic working class, are the ones most devastated by the Democrats open-borders policies. And the GOP’s failure to make that case effectively to those voters must rank as one of the singular failures in contemporary American politics.