10 Really Stupid Things Many Trump Supporters Actually Believe are True


It’s no secret that when it comes to facts, supporters of Donald Trump aren’t overly fond of them. That’s how he became so successful within the GOP — pandering to people who don’t care about the truth. They are people who, as Ted Koppel perfectly described to Sean Hannity recently, believe that ideology and what they want to be real matters more than actual facts.

That being said, there’s still a difference between believing in things that aren’t completely accurate that can be slightly subjective, and believing that outright, easily debunked lies are actually true. When it comes to believing in the latter, Trump supporters take the cake.

While most of us are probably aware of this information, I thought I’d put together this list to serve as, what I think, will be a great tool to use in proving how delusional most of the people who support Trump actually are.

1. They think the economy has improved because of him: Despite the fact he hasn’t signed a single piece of major economic legislation, and the current economic data we’re seeing is clearly a continuation of the success we saw for the vast majority of Obama’s time in office, the Republican view on the economy has doubled since he took office. The exact same economy only 31 percent of Republicans felt positive about at the end of Obama’s presidency, is now viewed as heading in the right direction by 61 percent of Republicans.

2. The same people who think Obama is a Muslim also believe Trump’s a devout follower of Christ: This one pretty much speaks for itself as it relates to the hypocrisy, ignorance, and, in many instances, the racism of “Christian” Trump supporters.

3. The majority believe “millions voted illegally” without a single shred of actual proof: A poll from a few weeks ago found that 55 percent of Trump supporters believe his idiotic conspiracy that the only reason he lost the popular vote is because “millions voted illegally” for Clinton.

4. They think illegal immigration is out of control and they’re mostly criminals: There’s a reason why Trump made vilifying illegal immigrants a big part of his campaign — the lies he told about them are what people who ultimately ended up supporting him want to believe. Problem is, net migration from Mexico is practically zero and stats show that illegal immigrants are actually less likely to commit crimes than actual citizens.

5. Majority believe he should have the power to overturn judicial rulings: Let the ignorance of this one sink in for a moment. Around 51 percent of Trump supporters are so clueless as to how our Constitution works that they feel as if the Executive Branch should have the power to overrule the Judicial Branch. Not only does that belief completely nullify our entire system of “checks and balances” but it would effectively make every president a dictator.

6. They actually believe Trumpcare will make health care better: During Trump’s campaign he promised his health care plan would be cheaper, better, cover more people, and protect people with pre-existing conditions — the bill he supports does absolutely none of that. If the bill the House passed becomes law:

  • Around 24 million people will lose insurance — many of whom will be people who voted for him.
  • Premiums, especially for Americans 50 and older, will increase dramatically.
  • States can opt-out of protecting people with pre-existing conditions.
  • Coverage will get worse.
  • Medicaid will get gutted.

The only thing Trumpcare accomplishes, besides everything awful I just listed, is it provides huge tax cuts for the richest among us.

7. Large majority don’t believe Barack Obama was born in the United States: While this survey was done in 2016, there’s no reason to think the numbers on this issue have changed much since then. In that PPP survey, 59 percent of Trump supporters didn’t think Obama was born in the United States — only 23 percent said he was. Meaning 77 percent of Trump supporters either don’t believe, or aren’t sure, our 44th president was legitimate.

8. They truly believe there’s a “war” against gun rights: Before Obama even took office, the GOP, fueled by the NRA, began pushing the idea that he was some anti-gun radical who was, at any moment, going to confiscate everyone’s guns. This paranoia led to one of the most preposterous things I’ve ever written about, the Jade Helm conspiracy. More than just a few conservatives all across the country believed a military exercise was actually a secret ploy by Obama to declare martial law and seize guns. A large theme throughout Trump’s campaign was that Clinton wanted to “abolish the Second Amendment.”

Even now, despite the fact that Obama did practically nothing during his eight years in office to go after anyone’s guns, Trump continues to act as if his administration will end some non-existent war on the Second Amendment.

9. They believe the stock market went down and the unemployment rate went up during the Obama administration: Even though it is absolutely indisputable that the unemployment rate drastically fell during the Obama administration, while stocks set numerous records, that’s not what many Trump supporters believe. According to PPP, 67 percent of Trump supporters believe the unemployment rate went up during the Obama administration, while 39 percent believe the stock market went down.

This is another perfect example of easy-to-verify facts of reality that many Trump supporters simply don’t believe are real.

10. They actually believe he’s honest and trustworthy: I thought I’d save the dumbest thing they believe for last. Not only is it foolish to believe practically anything Trump says, in most instances, his supporters believe him over, well — anything. You can present piles of evidence disproving something he’s claimed isn’t factual, while he doesn’t provide a shred of evidence to support what he said, and they’re still going to believe him. A guy with a well-documented history of claiming things are “rigged” whenever he loses, pushing ridiculous conspiracies without any proof, and denying he’s said things that he’s on audio or video saying is the person most of his supporters believe is “honest and trustworthy.”

There are plenty more I could have added, but I think most get the point.

Looking at this list, it’s easy to see why Trump did so well. When you’re a pathological liar who’s willing to tell people who don’t believe in reality what they want to hear — no matter how dishonest it is — that’s a dangerous combination. And it’s exactly what Donald Trump did on his path to the White House.

Feel free to hit me up on Twitter or Facebook and let me know what you think.

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Allen Clifton is a native Texan who now lives in the Austin area. He has a degree in Political Science from Sam Houston State University. Allen is a co-founder of Forward Progressives and creator of the popular Right Off A Cliff column and Facebook page. Be sure to follow Allen on Twitter and Facebook, and subscribe to his channel on YouTube as well.


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  • Bob Lessemun

    Sometimes the deplorables ignorance is incredible but even after they knew of his attitude toward women 53% of white women who voted, voted for him.

    • Stephanie Lorene Reyna

      Because those white women want to be grabbed by the pu$$y. (Never gets old)

      • Victor Bare II

        What a freaking ignorant comment.

      • Lucile Barker

        Not this old white lady…

      • Larry McCall

        These comments seem like something on Saturday Night Live. This is not my day to act like a toddler.

      • duckfaceantonacio

        I’m not sure if Stephanie was just trying to be vulgar, but what she said is a rather astute opinion I happen to share. Of course it is disgusting! But any woman choosing to vote for a man such as our president is disgusting in my opinion. It is unthinkable to vote for an admitted sexual predator. So why did so many women vote for him? Everybody’s avoiding that question.

      • duckfaceantonacio

        Stephanie—The man is so vile, so your theory makes sense: White women who are in their 60’s and 70’s grew up fantasizing about Trump sexually, and these private rape fantasies influenced their vote. Additionally, your explanation works on men too—those women Trump voters probably have husbands who would gladly hand over their own wives to Trump so they could watch the sexual assault. I admit these are atrocious and disgusting things to consider, but Trump did become POTUS, so it is a possible explanation.

      • Susie Boedecker

        Hey duckface! Did you go to any of the Womens Marches around the country? If you did, you would see as many older women as younger women in them. Remember 47% of white women did not vote for trump. We fought for women’s rights before you were born. Roe v Wade became law when we were teenagers and young women. We always supported Planned Parenthood. We are fighting the fight all over again and are stronger, wiser and more confident than ever! You are so fucked up and ignorant to say we grew up with sexually fantasizing about trump. We grew up fantasizing about the Beatles, the Beach Boys and Pink Floyd. We didn’t even know who trump was when we grew up. Yes, it is autrocious and disgusting what you said, it has no bearing on anything except your own sexual fantasy. I’m not a “white woman” trump voter. But there are plenty of white and brown women Hillary voters that think you talking about white women or any woman the way you do is sexist and ugly. Why do you even say such disgusting things?

      • duckfaceantonacio

        Hey wait, you and I are on the same side here. So maybe we can help each other explain how a self respecting woman votes for Trump after this depraved chain of events: 1. “when you’re a celebrity they let you do whatever you want. Grab them by the p*ssy.” 2. He lies about p*ssy grabbing when Hillary asks him about it in the debate the next day. 3. 12-15 women come forward the next day to tell us that he grabbed their p*ssies and lied about it in the debate.

        What kind of a woman votes for this man? Don’t dare call me the sexist! I’m not the one who is President of the United States, and I’m not the one who’s ever grabbed a woman’s genitals. Trump is and women helped elect him. I’m just desperately searching for answers for why any woman would EVER stand behind Trump after he said those things, let alone his massive incompetence. It boggles the mind, and as gross as it is, women voting for him would have to be some type of sexual thing, no?

      • Janet Peterson Finkelstein

        I think the person means sexist and ugly – like being self loathing and having an ugly attitude or spirit.

      • duckfaceantonacio

        That may be true, Janet. I may be ugly and sexist, but notice how not one single woman has come forward with any logical reasons why woman voted for him? Are they embarassed and humiliated to admit certain things? Afraid they’re going to hear an “I told you so?”

        Again, as sexist and gross as my position is on this topic, I shared it so that maybe someone with sense can write something logical or thoughtful, or just answer my question. You have the chance to dissuade me from what I believe. To prove that I am wrong. All I wanted was some answers, but all you’re doing is calling me disgusting.

      • Janet Peterson Finkelstein

        I apologize! I am Not calling you disgusting. I was/am addressing why people are using the terms sexist and ugly. Again, I was not saying you are either – just defining the use of the words. I cannot imagine being a woman who voted for #45. The way he stood on stage and shook to intimidate the physically handicapped person was too much for me. Everything after that is no surprise other than other people gave him a pass. Even people with disabled family members voted for him. That is so yucky, cruel, and unkind. So, I cannot imagine what would cause someone to give the POTUS power to such a goon. C’est la vie.

      • duckfaceantonacio

        All good, I understand what you meant. So until someone gives me a better reason, I’ll remain fixated on my opinion: Voters were enamored of Trump because of #1. how he hassled Obama for a birth certificate. #2. How he promised to ban Muslims. #3. He promised to deport Mexicans. #4 He grabbed pussies.

        These are the values that Trump put forward, and they voted because: #1. They hate blacks. #2. They hate Muslims. #3. They hate Mexicans. #4 Trump is their sexual fantasy.

        Is there any further information that can be added? I’m open to adding other reasons to my list.

      • Janet Peterson Finkelstein

        Yes, #45 is what too many people aspire to be. Rich and not giving of themselves and taking anything and everything from the weak and disenfranchised.

      • Wes Sharp

        probably the same women who wear the vaginas on their head,guess it makes it easier to grab

      • Kathleen Allen

        No it absolutely does not HAVE to be a sexual reason women voted for trump. Bill Clinton committed a dispicable act that earned him impeachnent, yet he is still considered to have been a great president. Remember that trump’s incompetence had not yet been outed before the election. There were reasons some women felt he was s good chouce whether it was the wall or his bluster they equated with safety, or just not being a politician. Please dont insult women by assuming it was a sexual reason.
        Trump could have clearly been been the lowest form if life to his female supporters and there are any number of reasons they may still have voted for him without thinking it had anything sexual about it. I think one of the biggest is that he isnt hillary. Their hatred for her was stronger than their revulsion towards him.

      • missbike

        Pervert. Rape is a crime of violence, little to do with sex. No woman has fantasies of humiliation or degradation at the level of what rape does, what an awful piece of garbage to post!

        Old ladies have sexual fantasies about the young and beautiful, not a rotting old fat man. You’re ridiculous.

      • Kathleen Allen

        Are you serious? Women in their 60’s and 70’s voted for trump because of a decades old fantasy of being raped by him? Seriously? And their husbands voted for trump because they want to watch the rape? That’s a pretty wild theory. I’m in my mid 60’s and can honestly say that being raped by trump has never even entered my mind.