The mistake is thinking that people voted Trump because the majority of them are racist, sexist, or otherwise. Most of them voted for him despite those things, because they demand change at any cost.
A Silicon Valley Wake Up Call
Justin Kan

The issue is so much more complex than this. Many of his voters voted for Obama twice. The people want change and not more of the same. This economy is not working for a large part of AMerica and to be frank, it’s not working for many people. I’ve met a ton of people who have worked in tech who get burned out and then go work as a barista for a few months because they just can’t take it anymore.

Trump IS a wake up call but people do not see it. They are so paralyzed by fear and hysteria that they don’t see that he has opened the door to a more frightening authoritarian government once more people get left behind.