It reassures me, in some small ways, that crazy right wingers have always been part of America. They've always been filled with hate of the Other - whomever the Other of the day happens to be. They are used by their hate and their fear as a political bloc by the rich and powerful to fight any Progressive action in America. And they mostly lose - even today.
Alas, today they have dedicated TV and radio channels spewing their poison 24/7, and so it seems like their influence is large. And it is, in compared to the past. But they are still a small minority of people, no matter how loud they scream.
Push back. Counter hate with love, lies with truth, insanity with logic. Be patient. Use the Force.