Dilbert guy's take on the reaction. This part should hit home with the "neo-liberal conspiracy!" types around MMT:
So how do you explain-away Trump’s election if you think you are smart and you think you are well-informed and you think Trump is OBVIOUSLY a monster?
You solve for that incongruity by hallucinating – literally – that Trump supporters KNOW Trump is a monster and they PREFER the monster. In this hallucination, the KKK is not a nutty fringe group but rather a symbol of how all Trump supporters must feel. (They don’t. Not even close.)
I tell you about the cognitive dissonance cluster bomb that triggered the protests: https://t.co/90oPen0rPM #Trump #Clinton— Scott Adams (@ScottAdamsSays) November 12, 2016