I’ve often mocked the belief among many Trump supporters that he’s this “tough-talking, confident, tells-it-like-it-is alpha male” type. That’s the character he plays, but the truth is he’s the complete opposite of that.
He’s a weak, insecure, fragile little snowflake who uses his power and money to try to bully others. I’ve never seen someone who’s as neurotic and thin-skinned as Donald J. Trump.
Funny thing though, most of his supporters are just like him.
Many are loud, brazen, like to hurl insults, and act like they’re some anti-PC bad asses — but that’s not remotely true. The Trump supporters I’ve dealt with over the past couple of years are some of the most sensitive, high-strung, overly-defensive, and fragile folks I’ve ever encountered.
During my years following politics, I’ve hurled what I felt were warranted insults toward many Republicans when dissecting their stupidity, hypocrisy, or the awful nature of something they were supporting. From George W. Bush, to Speaker of the House Paul Ryan, I’ve never been one to mince my words when it came to expressing my disgust with a member of the GOP.
Sure, I’ve encountered backlash when I’ve insulted other Republicans, but nothing comes close to the incessant whining I see from Trump supporters when you question or fact-check anything the orange buffoon says or does. You can’t even quote him verbatim to prove how awful he is without many of his most ardent supporters lashing out in unhinged fits of rage like spoiled tweens whose parents just took away their iPhone and grounded them for the weekend.
Like Trump, they can certainly dish out the “big, bad” talk — but they sure as hell can’t take it.
That’s rather ironic coming from a group of people who claim to loathe “overly-PC liberals” who they view as weak, fragile, and whiny.
Then again, as I’ve said for years, while the far-left and the far-right are very different in many ways — they’re also incredibly similar in a few ways, as well.
While many on the far-left can be far too “PC,” it’s not as if the far-right isn’t “PC” in their own right. The only real difference is what each side finds “offensive.” It’s a dynamic I always find incredibly fascinating. Two groups of people who couldn’t be more different, who are actually much more alike than either want to admit.
If you doubt me, go ask Stephen Colbert. After making an admittedly controversial joke about Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin, conservatives all across the country, especially Trump supporters, endlessly whined about how “offended” they were.
I’m sorry, but when you support a vile bottom-feeder like Trump, someone with a long history of saying horrible things to people, you don’t get to act “offended” by anything anyone says about him.
Every day I get more than just a few comments, emails, or messages from Trump supporters having minor (or sometimes major) meltdowns over something I’ve said about him or their support for him. People who are legitimately worked up, angry, and bothered by anyone and everyone who dares to question the almighty “wisdom” of a 70-year-old man with the vocabulary of an 8-year-old and the temperament of a petulant child.
It is fitting that a fake “tough guy” con artist like Donald Trump is supported by millions of fragile little snowflakes who are equally thin-skinned and insecure.
As the saying going, birds of a feather…