Angry Trump Fans Respond to Pinata Bashing

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Angry Trump Fans Respond to Pinata Bashing
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Donald Trump's supporters are not happy.

They don't like what happened on Cherokee Street on Sunday night (see "Donald Trump Takes a Beating on Cherokee for Mexican Independence Day" for all the gory details). They don't like Mexicans. They also don't seem to like the RFT. And they left comments by the hundreds — on our Facebook page, on Twitter, and on the story itself — to express their feelings.

Such a rich and nuanced response seemed to cry out for some analysis. So, inspired by the groundbreaking work of Elisabeth Kubler-Ross, we've carefully analyzed and annotated the seven stages of Trump-loving grief. 

1. Anger. 
We can and will deport these Mexicans.

2.  Denial.
We can get every last one, can't we? Umm, can't we?

3. Analysis.
Pinatas are "supposed human beings," too.

4. Vengeance.
Maybe we should beat a pinata of an "illegal." That'll show them.

5. Fear.
Stay away from "the masses of dark-skinned ones" or risk being beaten just like a pinata.

6. Horror.
When white people are no longer the majority, we'll all be beaten until our sweet entrails burst forth.

7. Deflection
When all else fails, play the "whinny-ass liberal" card.

Will these poor Trump supporters ever reach the eighth and final stage — acceptance? Check out the comments section on this story for further updates.

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About The Author

Sarah Fenske

Sarah Fenske is the executive editor of Euclid Media Group, overseeing publications in eight cities. She is the former host of St. Louis on the Air and was previously editor-in-chief of the RFT and the LA Weekly. She lives in St. Louis.
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