Dear Trump Supporters: You Now Support a Candidate Who Called You All Mindless Idiots

The day stated out like any normal day. I woke up, checked my phone and stumbled my way toward the coffee maker. I drank my coffee, returned a few texts then headed to the computer to see what was going on and get the day started. Soon after I sat down at my desk, the words scrolled across my Twitter feed:

Donald Trump: I could stand in the middle of 5th Avenue and shoot somebody and I wouldn’t lose voters.

There it was – the moment Donald Trump openly called you all mindless idiots. Cult-like buffoons who will vote for him no matter what. Degenerates so devoid of morals that they would support someone who had just potentially committed murder.

Granted, it took several months, but Trump finally admitted that even he knows his supporters are morons.

Will his numbers drop? Probably not. The truth is, he’s right. While he was clearly using hyperbole, the context of what he meant couldn’t have been more blatantly obvious. He’s aware that you folks are so naive, so gullible, that he can say or do pretty much anything and you’ll still proudly (and loudly) support him without a second thought.

Though I’m sure he’ll spin this like he does with everything else. He’ll say he was taken out of context, attack the media, and you fine people will line up right behind him, believing every asinine word that comes out of his mouth. By doing so, you’re quite literally be proving that you’re all, in fact, sheep.

It was unprecedented. Here we had a leading presidential candidate publicly admitting that his supporters are “loyal” (though the word that should be used is ignorant) to a point of blind stupidity.

Sure, all candidates make gaffes now and again – but that’s not what happened here. This was Trump essentially saying what many liberals have been saying for months – that you have to be a bona fide fool to support him as a presidential candidate.

Though, based on his behavior and rhetoric since launching his campaign, it’s been fairly obvious that “The Donald” has been well aware that those who support him aren’t overly intelligent. Otherwise he wouldn’t say and do the things that he’s said and done. He’s well aware that those who back him are such drones, manipulated and controlled by every word that comes out of his mouth, that he’s free to be as bigoted, hateful, sexist and racist as he wants – and you all will love him for it.

He knows that if he were to actually shoot someone on 5th Avenue, even if it was a questionable shooting, the only “facts” you folks would care about would be whatever drivel he told you. After all, this is a guy who belittled a war veteran and mocked a man with disabilities – and even more people rushed to his side.

It’s like I said on Facebook after discovering what Donald Trump had said, if he becomes our next president (perish the thought), he will have done so by openly mocking the fact that he’s well aware that most of the people who support him are absolute morons.

Allen Clifton

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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  • Linda Johnston

    a poster on another thread suggested that if trump shot someone in a trailer park he would lose at least one voter

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    • Nancy B

      And if he shot a black guy or a Muslim, he’d gain.

  • Mike Chambers

    Yeah, that’s… not what he said. His point was that his supporters are loyal. Not that he could LITERALLY kill somebody in public and still get their votes. Leave it up to a left-wing website to turn it into him insulting his supporters, while it’s actually the opposite.

    • Rosemarym3

      How’s the rest of your fantasy life?

    • Kitt McIntyre

      Just for perspective perhaps consider imagining if another said or did the things trump says or does. What would be your reaction to that person?

    • No Juan

      You must be relying on “Alternative Facts”. Alternative Facts are for defense attorneys who are trying anything to get their client out of a conviction.

  • S.B.

    and the rest of us suffer because of those morons…..>sigh<

  • No Juan

    Really you are complaining about the word “stated?” he missed the letter “R”?

  • Marcel Beaudoin

    “Sure, all candidates make gaffes now and again – but that’s not what happened here. This was Trump essentially saying what many liberals have been saying for months – that you have to be a bona fide fool to support him as a presidential candidate.” – or, another interpretation could be that he got in under an anti-Hilary vote: ANYONE but Hilary, or ANYONE to prevent Bill from getting back into the White House!