Mine happened five years ago.
At the Q&A, I felt inclined to ask, “What happened to our Coming Apart guy? I thought Trump was the ultimate Coming Apart dude and the whole ‘Make America Great Again’ is getting back to this 1950s America.”
Murray’s response (also in previous link) was long and stern and basically said The Donald is not a stand-up guy. He said he can’t be trusted to do “handshake deals” and consistently stiffs subcontractors. When they complain, he offers them just enough pennies on the dollar to make suing him not worth it. Murray ended with stating he doesn’t want someone like that to be president.
So, in a strange way, Murray’s #NeverTrump allegiance is still framed as a blue-collar allegiance. It seems an unusual reason to turn your back on the most back-to-basics candidate we’ve ever had. It also sounds like someone who has come apart from the people he’s talking about.
I’ve built in NYC. I created a retail store called Vice UK in SoHo and a restaurant in the East Village called Cardinal NYC. Contractors here are notoriously corrupt and they always go over budget. The Israelis are constantly trying to sneak in extra costs and the Italian/Irish unions never really graduated from Mob ownership. Screwing them over is the only way to not get completely screwed over.
Also, I’m not buying that abandoning Trump is standing by subcontractors. They voted for him too.