I think a part of Gen X is too far gone and I understand exactly what you are talking about, but they're too far gone in a different way than the Millennials and Early Zoomers are. The Gen X'ers are all in on the BLM and Antifa shit because the mainstream media outlets they grew up with are cool with it and surely CNN must be credible, right? Fox News gets dismissed because they pretty much were a propaganda arm of the Bush Administration back in the 2000's while CNN was presented as a more balanced outlet by comparison.I honestly feel many will double-down for whatever reason. I think they will want to continue support because they do truly believe that Trump is an omega racist and sexist.
Maybe? I think it is more likely that a Russia will get pulled again because they do seem to fully believe in that. Personally, I have heard my mom go off multiple times about how the FBI found evidence that Putin wants Trump and how that is scary. So far it seems Putin has done practically nothing but invade one country (which likely would have happened regardless), yet they still think Trump is his puppet. The red scare seems all to powerful to drop. The sad part being that China is clearly an issue even to Gen X, yet they cannot seem to grasp that they are more likely the threat and potential WW3 than Russia or the Middle East.
I think another point will be them blaming America’s lack of intelligence or some lingering racism for his victory. I think CNN went off on Trump’s grammar, giving old-leftists the elitism they need to assert that they are clearly more intelligent for not falling for his trickery. Somehow Biden stumbling on every sentence is believed to be a speech impediment and nothing to worry about, but Trump speaking at an easily understandable lower level is a problem.
As for blaming the far left, they will and will not. They will raise BLM and Antifa as being great if not just a bit problematic, but hey, the message is good. And feminists and civil rights of the past were good right? These kids are mislead, but we cannot blame them as there is no Martin Luther King nowadays? (I am being serious, I have heard these). I remember my middle school brother going off on how wrong it is for Nancy Pelosi to give a flag to Floyd’s family as he was a criminal, and my parents said it was cool because he will bring change to America. I think a part of Gen X is too far gone to see the issues at this point.
If anything, they will yell at Bernie’s base like YouTuber Synthcool is predicting. They will see Bernie as too far against the normal and his fans voting for Donald because they want actual change as the primary issue. It is the fault of the Bernie supporters for not sucking it up and licking Biden’s boots. Now we have four more years of the racist, sexist, rapist, Russia puppet in office.
The Boomer and older Gen X bigwigs that run the media and the corporate elites are a lot more likely to blame the Woke Left for a Trump second term, especially if he wins the popular vote in 2020 as well. And if anything, they will tie that blame into the anti-Bernie sentiment since Bernie is a socialist.
Now, if Trump wins 2020 but Biden wins the popular vote, then I think they could do another "muh Russia" ploy but honestly I think a lot of the bigwigs are under the impression 2016 was a fluke, hence the clamping down. Hillary narrowly winning the popular vote likely strengthened that view.
A second term of Trump will get the movers and shakers to realize that it isn't a fluke and if the Chinese market is no longer available due to trade sanctions or the Three Gorges Dam giving out, they will have to make changes to keep the cash flowing and will look for a scapegoat.
If this happens, expect the MSM news outlets to do a 180 on BLM and Antifa and also try to tie in a lot of it into anti-Bernie sentiment. They'd likely try to justify it with "new shocking leaks" that show just how unhinged Antifa really was the whole time and the Gen X liberals will go along with it because it came from CNN and MSNBC and not Fox News