What is perhaps most disturbing for people who support Trumpism is that this may be the death blow of its mainstream survivability. The senators who backed Trump on challenging the election results, like Josh Hawley and Ted Cruz, are going to second-guess the political feasibility of standing with people who took over the Senate chamber and injured police officers. Trump supporters in general will be painted as domestic terrorists, even though violent factions on the left were always assured to be not actually a part of Black Lives Matter.

The culmination of a legitimate movement of nationalism and populism will be forever tied to violence and, according to the mainstream media, white supremacy. It will be much harder for the right to fight against that perception when videos of people scaling the Capitol fence are played all over cable television.