Once upon a time, Republicans would at least try to use some sort of source to back up whatever drivel they were trying to spew. Sure, they might use Fox News, Rush Limbaugh, or some other not-exactly-credible conservative source, but they’d at least try to support their asinine rhetoric with something.
Since Donald Trump’s ascent to the top of the GOP, things have changed. Now most of his supporters don’t even try to use any sort of information to prove anything, they just endlessly whine about the facts and reality of how awful, incompetent, and dishonest Trump is — while screaming “FAKE NEWS!” at any information they don’t like.
Recently we published an article pertaining to five questions I proposed to a Trump-supporting friend of mine that ultimately led this friend of several years to block me without even bothering to try to answer them. This then led to a troll we’ve since blocked who essentially dismissed my questions as “fake news,” citing that as the most likely reason my now former friend didn’t want to answer them.
Though I’d like to point out that this particular troll didn’t bother to try to answer them, either. He just accused everyone who commented on his stupidity of peddling lies and conspiracies against Trump.
Sadly, this is how most of my debates with Trump supporters go. They seem to think that facts and truth somehow matter less than their absurd delusions about reality they desperately want to be real.
These are many of the same people who spent years attacking Obama who are now giving Trump credit for the very same economic data they once criticized and thought was being fabricated by Obama.
They actually believe that the United States is stronger and more respected, despite the fact that it’s obvious the rest of the world views Trump as a joke. Our enemies know they can outsmart him, or at least easily manipulate him. Meanwhile, our allies don’t trust him and know he has absolutely no idea what he’s doing.
Even during the worst moments of George W. Bush’s presidency, United States leadership wasn’t viewed with the level of mockery, ridicule, and disrespect we’re currently seeing due to Trump’s embarrassing behavior and overall mental instability.
Despite Robert Mueller, James Comey, the current head of the FBI, Congress, and the Department of Justice all being Republicans or run by Republicans, because Trump supporters don’t want to believe that their “president” might have colluded with Russia, somehow they’ve convinced themselves this is all some “Democrat-led witch hunt” against him.
If you listen to what most Trump supporters say when they’re forced to defend something he’s said or done, they really don’t ever do it. They either dismiss the facts you’re using, or they divert away from what he’s said or done, usually bringing up either Hillary Clinton or Barack Obama.
Donald Trump supporters believe in a lot of myths that simply aren’t true. These aren’t partisan opinions, or subjective beliefs, they’re simply flat-out, not in any sort of way true — yet they believe that they are.
Because they want to, it’s as simple as that.
They seem to believe that what they want to be true matters more than what’s actually real. That the rules don’t apply to them and anyone using anything factual to debunk whatever b.s. they’re trying to sell is “fake news.”
The same people who once mocked Obama for playing golf now don’t seem to mind that Trump’s on pace to play more than twice as much golf as Obama. Though, of course, that’s different because, well — it’s Trump!
No matter what the lie, contradiction, hypocrisy, or indefensible thing his supporters are trying to defend or deflect away from, when you get right down to it, things they’d never… ever let anyone else get away with, they make excuses for or dismiss simply because it’s Trump.
As I’ve said before, I’ve never seen hypocrisy like this. To call Trump supporters hypocrites doesn’t even come close to doing them justice.
Thankfully, no matter what supporters of Donald Trump want to believe, the simple fact remains — facts and reality matter more than their absurd delusions.
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