I've tried to see things from their perspective.
Had I been a Republican, the FSM forgive, might I have been so fed up with Est Republicans that I could be conned by an outsider, a billionaire tv show host, descendent of slumlords, lewzer at casino ownership... who promised he was on the side of working people, opposed abortion, and would make Mexico pay for a Wall while taming the Chinese economy?
Only if I was deaf, dumb, and blind. Only if I ignored his history, which was there to see.
Trumpers would have gotten a lot more of what they want economically if they had left the GOP and voted for moderate Democrats.
But no, the social/culture wars, propagated by the Est GOP they say they hate, are too inviting for such practical thinking.
Now they are stuck with Trump, who was much better to Est Republicans than he was to them; gave his big money donars 90 percent of whatever they wanted, including yuuge deficit spending tax cuts, while Trumpers got a Red Hat and a feel good pat on the head.
Not to mention an Insurrection to steal an election after it was over.
It's not too late for them to realize that a moderate Dem is better for them and the country than either the Est GOP or the Trump Train, which is, one way or another, headed offa the nearest cliff.
I mean, there is no one to take over for him, even if he spent the next four years in the WH threating Europe, deriding Vets, and making Musk and Leo Leonard richer.
He's a one of a kind criminal cult leader on a dead end road, no matter how you look at it.