Mike Pence's NFL protest cost police $14000. But does that matter to Trump supporters? – Washington Post

Vice President Pence and his wife, Karen, stand during the playing of the national anthem before an National Football League game between the Indianapolis Colts and the San Francisco 49ers on Oct. 8 in Indianapolis. (Michael Conroy/AP)

Despite post-election surveys that tell a different story, many Trump supporters say their decision to back the president was not because of “cultural anxiety” — disappointment with societal changes in the areas of race, gender and sexual orientation.

Instead, they claim that “economic anxiety” — a concern that “out-of-control” government spending is hampering the ability to enjoy economic prosperity — is what led them to get on the Trump train.

Priorities USA, the super PAC that works to restore Democrats to power, polled some 800 Trump voters who previously voted for Barack Obama to understand why they chose the GOP nominee. The poll found that Obama-Trump voters, many of whom are working-class whites and were pivotal to Trump’s victory, were losing ground economically and skeptical of Democratic solutions to their problems.

So given that so many Trump supporters viewed the president’s economic policies as better for taxpayers, it’s surprising that Vice President Pence would reportedly spend thousands of dollars to fly from Nevada to Indianapolis for a football game that he left before it even kicked off.

Pence and his wife exited the game after members of the San Francisco 49ers knelt during the national anthem to protest racism in America and police violence, claiming that it was disrespectful to veterans.

“I left today’s Colts game because President Trump and I will not dignify any event that disrespects our soldiers, our Flag, or our national anthem,” Pence said in a statement at the time. “While everyone is entitled to their own opinions, I don’t think it’s too much to ask NFL players to respect the Flag and our national

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