When it comes to supporters of Donald Trump, the list of things they hate is quite long. From the media, to immigrants, Muslims, progressives, the “establishment,” or pretty much anyone who dares to say a single negative thing about their orange hero — you instantly become “the enemy.” In Trump’s cult, the first rule is you do not doubt or question “The Donald.”
While these folks like to lash out and attack anyone who breaks this rule, their anger is aimed at the wrong people.
Sure, individuals like myself haven’t had many kind words for him or those who continue to defend his antics. However, we’re not the ones treating them like absolute morons — he is.
A person in Trump’s position can’t say or do the dishonest, ridiculous, and often contradictory things he does, as often as he does them, unless they think those supporting them are stupid enough to believe all the absurdity.
Look at his recent rhetoric about Russia. Not only does he continue to cast doubt on the findings of the U.S. intelligence community which overwhelmingly says Russia was behind the cyber attack against last year’s election, but he completely contradicts his very own propaganda when he tries to attack Obama for not taking more severe action against Russia when he first learned about this intelligence — the same intelligence he continues to try to undermine.
So which is it, Donny? I hate to break it to you and your fake tan, but it can’t be both.
Either Trump believes:
- Russia was behind the attack, and the former president’s reaction was delayed for too long and far too inadequate. — or —
- That U.S. intelligence officials aren’t credible enough and there’s still plenty of doubt as to whether or not Russia was behind the cyber attack against last year’s election.
Again, it can’t be both.
Yet that glaring contradiction doesn’t seem to register with his supporters. There Trump is, literally changing his viewpoint on an issue to fit whatever nonsense he’s trying to con his gullible supporters into believing, and those who eagerly defend this buffoon either don’t realize these two statements don’t make any sense, or they simply don’t care.
Furthermore, if he doesn’t think Obama’s response to Russia was “severe enough” then what, exactly, is he doing to punish a foreign enemy for launching an attack against this country?
Oh, that’s right — not a damn thing.
No, I’m sorry, that’s not entirely accurate. Donald Trump has repeatedly defended Russia against these accusations, bashed U.S. intelligence agencies, and has made it clear that he wants to ease sanctions against the Russian government.
So while he’s publicly bashing President Obama for what he seems to feel wasn’t a strong enough response to Russia’s cyber attack, not only is he simultaneously trying to cast doubt as to whether or not Russia was even behind that attack, but he’s actually pushing to ease sanctions against the Russians.
If that doesn’t make any sense, it shouldn’t — because it doesn’t.
Yet that’s exactly what Trump’s doing because he’s well aware that his supporters will never doubt or question anything he does, even when he’s blatantly treating them like they’re stupid.
This is someone who will whine about “fake news” all day, but then cites sources he has repeatedly called fake whenever they report something favorable for him.
Then there’s always his sudden love of the monthly jobs report that, for years, he called “fake,” “phony,” and a “hoax.” This time last year he was running down Obama’s economy, saying unemployment was much higher than the government was reporting, and the monthly jobs reports were bogus.
However, here we are with the exact same numbers coming out every month, which are clearly a continuation of the economic success we saw during most of Obama’s administration — the same success Trump called “fake” up until just a few months ago — and now he’s whining because he doesn’t think the media is talking about the economy enough.
Which, of course, isn’t true.
Why would he want the media to boast about economic numbers that he spent years calling “fake”?
That’s right, the rules don’t apply to Trump. In his world, numbers were all fake when he wanted to tell his supporters to believe that they were — but real once he wants to use them for his own benefit.
And this outrageous bullshit works, why? Because he knows his supporters are dumb enough to believe it.
What’s even worse is I can guarantee you that if these monthly economic reports begin to turn sour, and we start losing jobs instead of creating them, Trump will blame anyone and everyone but himself for that decline. As we’ve seen time and time again, he’s always ready to take credit for anything positive, often when he had nothing to do with it, but he never accepts fault for anything negative.
And, once again, his supporters will be naive enough to fall for it — and he knows it!
The lack of respect Trump displays for his supporters is unbelievable. A person can’t respect those who support them behaving the way he does. He doesn’t care about being consistent, factual, honest, or even acting ethically because like he said during his campaign, he knows his supporters are mindless sheep who are going to support him no matter what he says or does.
So, Trump supporters, the next time you folks want to get angry at someone, you might want to take a good, long look at the guy you worship. He’s the one who’s spent the last few years treating you all like gullible, hapless rubes who are too stupid to realize most of what he says and does isn’t just flat-out dishonest, often times it doesn’t make any sense.
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