I’ve written about my disdain for those who try to excuse why tens of millions of people have eagerly flocked to support Donald Trump, one of the most vile mainstream presidential candidates in U.S. history.
Seemingly in an attempt to appear impartial and “professional,” many pundits (especially conservative ones) try to claim that he’s just “tapped into an anger of Americans who feel their government no longer represents them and are fed up with business as usual in Washington.”
Are there some Trump supporters who fit that category? Of course there are. Though even when it comes to most of those folks, that’s really not the main reason why they support him.
Enough with this myth.
Donald Trump supporters aren’t “frustrated Americans” — they’re just ignorant and dense.
I’m sorry, but I have no respect, patience or tolerance for anyone dumb enough to believe Donald Trump would make a good president. While I loathe Sen. Ted Cruz, at least I can understand why some people supported him. I detest him with every ounce of my body, but at least he’s a legitimate evangelical Christian with a fairly staunch conservative record which is tailor-made for the tea party.
The same can’t be said for Donald Trump. He’s such an obvious phony, a liar and a con man, you have to be willfully ignorant to think he would make a good president.
1. Nearly everything he says is a lie: It’s not just that Trump lies, it’s the way he lies. He just says — stuff. It’s not that he distorts a study, or cherry picks some data from a report, he literally just says “I’ve been hearing” or “they say,” then proceeds to just say whatever the hell he thinks his audience wants to hear without remotely caring whether or not what he’s saying is true.
The most ironic part of this is, even though he’s the most dishonest person I’ve ever seen run for president, his supporters actually believe he’s honest and “telling it like it is.” The only thing they care about, because it’s what they want to hear, is what he has to say — no matter how full of sh*t he is.
2. He’s blatantly pushing bigotry and racism and they love him for it: Let’s not forget that Trump’s real “claim to fame” the last few years was being one of the most well-known “birthers.” You know, that belief derived from racism that President Obama is an “illegitimate president who needs to go back to Kenya.” He then launched his campaign by calling most Mexican immigrants rapists and criminals. He followed that up with anti-Muslim rhetoric that made Cruz’s usual Islamophobia seem tame by comparison. Though we can’t forget his sharing of white supremacist propaganda or the fact that white supremacy groups have actually openly supported Trump’s campaign.
Yes, in 2016, the United States has a presidential candidate for one of its two major political parties who’s been openly embraced and supported by white supremacy groups — and it didn’t hurt his campaign one bit. In fact, it might have even helped it.
3. They never question anything he says: I’ve never seen a presidential candidate who seems impervious to practically anything and everything that would hurt any other candidate. Could you imagine any other presidential candidate being engulfed in a scandal involving a “university” that was clearly a giant scam, while also refusing to release their tax returns, being as successful as Trump has been thus far?
4. They actually believe he’s going to build a wall: Building a wall between the U.S. and Mexico border has been the centerpiece of his entire campaign. He’s admitted that it’s his “go-to” talking point when he feels one of his crowds might be getting bored.
There’s just one problem: This wall will never be built.
Not only would Congress never approve the funding for this ridiculous thing, but the logistics of it don’t make any sense. There would have to be federal and state laws repealed and/or changed, to say nothing about that whole “eminent domain” thing that often doesn’t go over well, before they could even think about beginning construction. And if you don’t think immigrants and drug smugglers would find ways to bypass the wall, you’re naive. To say nothing about the billions it would cost to upkeep and maintain the stupid thing.
And, no, Mexico is not going to pay for it. Anyone who actually believes that Trump could get Mexico to pay for it is an absolute imbecile.
Even if it was built, all we would ultimately end up with is a worthless collection of concrete and rebar that costs American taxpayers billions of dollars. It wouldn’t stop illegal immigration or drug smuggling and would serve no actual purpose other than to appease fools who were gullible enough to have thought it would.
5. He blatantly treats his supporters like they’re ignorant and stupid: This whole “Lyin’ Ted,” “Crooked Hillary,” “Crazy Bernie,” “Little Marco” — it’s all coding people to equate a word or phrase with a particular person. He’s “coding” people sort of the way someone might treat a new puppy they’re trying to train.
But the reason why he can lie so blatantly and often is because he knows the people who support him won’t use something like Google to find out that nearly everything he’s telling them is complete bullsh*t. A person simply can’t lie how he does, and the way he does, unless they’re well aware of the fact that they know those supporting them are dumb enough to believe the drivel they’re trying to sell.
As I’ve said before, if Donald Trump does become our next president, he will have done so by possibly being the most dishonest person who’s ever run for the office and someone who openly treated his supporters like bumbling fools.
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