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.
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