In the absence of the trapping of office or Trump’s Twitter megaphone to air his grievances and rally his supporters, MAGA has moved on to different pursuits: President Joe Biden’s agenda, the $1.9 trillion Covid relief bill, China, the GameStop controversy, and Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) among them.
In addition, there are new cancel culture victims to defend. Aside from Greene, there is the cause of Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-Colo.) who, like the Georgia congresswoman, is facing harsh criticism for her espousal of conspiracy theories. Then there’s Mike Lindell, the MyPillow CEO who might be the only Trump World celebrity still openly pushing election fraud conspiracies. After several big box retailers dropped his product in the wake of his call to invoke the Insurrection Act, he was frequently invited onto right wing television to talk about being canceled.
“The biggest thing in MAGA media right now isn’t Trump, it’s a self-created war against the amorphous triplet boogeyman named ‘Cancel Culture,’ ‘Big Tech,’ and ‘The Media,’” said Amanda Carpenter, a former spokesperson for Ted Cruz’s presidential campaign and currently a political columnist for The Bulwark, an anti-Trump conservative website. “They are the stand-in until they find the right Democrat to isolate and villainize.”