The Republican establishment and their donors, who have been careful not to embrace Trump and his “America First” agenda, began conceding the election to Democrat Joe Biden and Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) [almost immediately].
Mitt Romney, Nikki Haley, Jeb Bush …
The United States Chamber of Commerce and the Business Roundtable, representing many of the establishment’s business donors, both conceded to Biden.
The media like to showcase Republicans who say Biden won, but only four Senators have congratulated Biden — and all four are well-established in their antagonism toward Trump.
The Republican establishment does not like Trump or his supporters, and that feeling is returned in spades:
The statements did not seem to resonate with Trump’s coalition — an array of working and middle class Americans that has built on its roots of white working class communities to include disenfranchised Hispanics and young black men.
They spent [Saturday] November 7 rallying across nearly every state in the nation, calling out what they saw as election fraud, a weak-kneed Republican Party, and an unwillingness by GOP leaders to discuss the issues around which Trump coalesced his base. …
The general consensus among Trump’s base: The election is not only not over, but Trump is only the beginning for them. They are just getting started and do not foresee a return to power for the party establishment.
“The Republican establishment’s surrendering is what led to Trump,” host of the Red Pilled America podcast Patrick Courrielche says. …
There is a legion of more than 71.5 million voters who are more loyal to Trump and his economic nationalist agenda than to the Republican Party and the old guard that has not helped win a presidential election since 2004.
“The Republican establishment has rolled out the Romneys to the world as the McCain-like middle man to bridge the gap between the Right and Left,” Courrielche says. “Except no one sees Romney as anything other than being a traitor.”
It’s mostly about economics, class, and opportunity. The Republican establishment is wealthy, and naturally sides with the new elite of professional bureaucrats, and media, academic and tech leftists. In contrast, most households earning less than $100k per year support Trump.