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Want To Know How Trump Supporters Will Be Treated? Look At How They Treated The Tea Party

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Adam Barnes General Assignment Reporter
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As President-elect Joe Biden calls for the unity of a deeply divided America, various groups are calling President Donald Trump supporters to reconcile themselves with the transition to a new presidency — and possibly a larger-scale transition of power. Trump’s supporters need only to look back to the Tea Party movement to see a glimpse of their future.

Both the Tea Party and Trump supporters are arguably grassroots movements intended to hit back at the establishment, and both have been targeted for alleged racism by their critics. Liberal pundit Keith Olbermann wrote that despite the Tea Party’s rejection of the “racist” moniker, its lack of racial diversity was proof of unspoken prejudice — furthering the argument that the movement was a rejection of the nation’s first black president.