I read that as either willful ignorance or a different way of saying "why won't people recognize that the side with the most money is the one God wants, not the one that make sense for the largest part of the population?"
Hooker "The left can coerce people to protest. We can't do that."
[three minutes later]
"I shut down my work to be here. I still have to pay my employees, who are here with me."