They are complete idiots if they revel in their willful ignorance, which many do. We have an education system that can lift anyone up if they’re WILLING to be educated. Many aren’t. It’s easier to fall back into the ignorance trap. The founding fathers foresaw this, that’s why they created the Electoral College (which was meant to be a check on populism). The non-Elites could not be trusted because of exact situations like this. Elites are the elites because they know better. The unwashed masses don’t. Many of these Trump supporters don’t want the federal government to even exist because it ‘oppresses’ them. No they oppress themselves.