On Tuesday, Senate Majority leader Mitch McConnell congratulated President-Elect Joe Biden and Vice President-Elect Kamala Harris for winning the election. For many conservatives, McConnell's act brought home a hard fact that many still can't admit to themselves - Joe Biden fairly won the election and regardless of his court challenges and allegations of fraud, Trump will not have a second term.
While some are slowly coming to grips with it, others seem to be stumbling in hazes, unable to admit Trump's election loss without lashing at who they think "betrayed him," or remaining defiant in hopes that a deus ex machina will swoop down and anoint Trump as president for four more years.
Via a few articles and random tweets, I've assembled responses from several prominent conservative leaders and activists as they deal with the soon-to-come reality of life after Trump.
First comes some venomous comments from the ultra right-wing site Parler as Trump supporters there attack Senator McConnell and his wife, Elaine Chao.
And while McConnell may seem congratulatory to Biden and Harris, other GOP senators aren't so willing to be nice:
This next tweet would be funny if it weren't for the fact that Marjorie Taylor Greene is now a member of Congress, thanks to the same election which handed Biden the presidency.
Meanwhile, while some of Trump's religious conservatives have been praying for a fast miracle,
others have said "to hell with it all."
A few of his supporters are defiant by clinging things happening in which are obviously alternate universes.
While some, like Franklin Graham, are actually taking Trump's loss in stride by creating their own alternate universes in which Trump saved America by "restoring honor and morality" and then departed to a great mountain where he fell into a deep slumber and will awaken again should America need him again
Okay, I lied with the part about the mountain but that sounds way more truthful that the following nonsense Graham posted on his Facebook page.