There’s No Denying How Trump Supporters Will Be Remembered in our History Books

Before the election, I wrote an article that touched on some of the same points I’m going to talk about here. However, I felt as if it needed a bit of a “refresh,” of sorts, based on the absolute chaos we’ve seen since Donald Trump was sworn into office on January 20, 2017.



The words I used at the beginning of that article ring as true now as they did when I first wrote them:

There’s not even a shred of sane or rational logic anyone can use to defend Donald Trump.

Say what you want about him, and there’s plenty to say, but Trump knew what he was talking about when, over a year ago, he said his supporters were mindless sheep who’ll support him no matter what.

Sure, his approval numbers have hit historic lows, and most of the country thinks he’s doing a piss-poor job as “Commander-in-Chief,” but the overwhelming majority of Republicans still fully support him.

As I’ve said before, I don’t think most of his supporters care if he did collude with Russia during the election. He could admit he worked with Putin to undermine the integrity of our democracy and the vast majority of Republicans would still probably support him.

His supporters can’t even defend his campaign promises anymore considering we now know they were total bullshit. Mexico’s not paying for his border wall, he’s not going to prosecute Hillary Clinton, and the health care plan he supports isn’t anything that he said it would be prior to getting “elected.”

And just like I wrote several months ago, at this point, if you’re still a supporter of Donald Trump, here’s what you really are: You’re someone who’s cemented your place in history as an individual who we’re all going to look back upon with disgust and shame because you were ignorant enough to support the most corrupt, dishonest, vile, and incompetent “president” in United States history.

This is a man who’s:

  • Mocked a man with disabilities.
  • Attacked the parents of a fallen American hero.
  • Belittled POWs and the war record of Sen. John McCain.
  • Lied about how much money he raised for veterans.
  • Called a former Miss Universe “disgusting” and fat, telling his Twitter followers to find her non-existent sex tape.
  • Accused an American-born federal judge of being unfit to do his job because of his Mexican heritage.
  • Likely avoided paying taxes for nearly two decades.
  • Called most Mexican immigrants rapists and criminals, even though that’s not remotely factual.
  • Lied about seeing “thousands and thousands” of Muslims celebrating in New Jersey on 9/11.
  • Lied about getting a letter from the NFL complaining about the debate schedule.
  • Tried to exploit the death of an African American woman in Chicago to say that’s why black voters will support him.
  • Found the “bright side” to tragedies because his poll numbers tend to go up.
  • Settled with the Department of Justice after his company was found guilty of racially discriminating against minorities.
  • Has cheated on at least one wife.
  • Was discovered on video admitting that he not only tried to cheat on his current wife, but he attempted to do so with another married woman.
  • Had his first wife publicly say that he did nothing when it came to raising their children until they were old enough to talk business.
  • Tweeted that women should have expected to be sexually assaulted when they mixed males and females together in the military.
  • Said he wants to target the families of terrorists.
  • Stated that he wants to ban an entire religion.
  • Praised a Russian president who obviously hates the U.S. and Americans.
  • Encouraged the Russian government to commit espionage against Americans.
  • Insinuated that another Republican’s wife was ugly.
  • Tried to implicate another Republican’s father in JFK’s assassination.
  • Sought out the help of former Fox News CEO Roger Ailes after he was fired following multiple allegations that he had sexually harassed women for years.
  • Made Breitbart’s Steve Bannon one of his top campaign people.
  • Had a former campaign manager abruptly resign after a report came out linking him to pro-Russian groups that were directly trying to undermine U.S. policy in eastern Europe.
  • Called Carly Fiorina ugly.
  • Has said climate change was a hoax created by the Chinese — then denied saying it.
  • Was a leading conspiracy theorist when it came to the racist-driven birther conspiracies against President Obama.
  • Dismissed nearly eight years of accusing the president of not being an American with a less than 30 second statement where he didn’t apologize for any of it.
  • Tried to blame Hillary Clinton for his racism.
  • Re-tweeted anti-African American propaganda created by a white supremacy group.
  • Played dumb about knowing who former Grand Wizard of the KKK David Duke was.
  • Skipped a presidential debate because he was scared of a moderator.
  • Has, on several occasions, suggested he finds his daughter attractive.
  • Called a husband doing things like changing diapers and helping with the children, a man “trying to be the wife.”
  • Has said he wants more countries to have nuclear weapons.
  • Said he can’t release his tax returns because they’re currently being audited — even though the IRS said that’s a lie.
  • Feels he has the right to sexually assault women.
  • Lied, in the face of indisputable photographic evidence, about the size of his inauguration crowd.
  • Continues to push the unfounded conspiracy that “millions of people voted illegally” because his ego can’t handle the fact Clinton received 3 million more votes than he did.
  • Disgraced the CIA’s monument to fallen agents by talking about his electoral college victory.
  • After frequently criticizing President Obama for playing golf, has spent nearly half his weekends since being sworn into office playing golf at his Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida.
  • On pace to cost taxpayers more on “extracurricular” expenses during his first 365 days in office than we spent on Obama during his 2,921 days as president.
  • Settled a $25 million lawsuit accusing him of purposely creating a fake university to scam people out of money.
  • Has already broken most of his biggest campaign promises.
  • Fired the head of the FBI for apparently not “swearing loyalty” and doing what he wanted in regards to the on-going investigations looking into his campaign’s ties to Russians.
  • Then threatened the former head of the FBI just after firing him in an attempt to intimidate him from speaking out publicly.
  • Pushed an unfounded conspiracy against Barack Obama, accusing him of ordering unconstitutional wiretaps placed in Trump Tower — without providing a shred of evidence to back it up.
  • Seems to have been working with the head of the House Intelligence Committee, Rep. Devin Nunes, to undermine congressional investigations into his possible Russian connections.
  • Had said, despite promising to do so, he doesn’t plan to ever release his tax returns.
  • Said he didn’t know being “president” would be so hard.
  • Apparently needed the president of China to explain to him why dealing with North Korea is complicated.
  • Signed two travel bans against Muslims that were overturned as unconstitutional.
  • Allowed state-run Russian media to bring electronic and photographic equipment into the Oval Office — while denying entry to any U.S. press — at the request of Vladimir Putin.
  • Said his surrogates shouldn’t be held accountable for the dishonest or contradictory things they say.
  • Admitted Australia, which has universal health care, has better health care than we do, then doubled-down on those comments, yet still supports a bill that’s almost the complete opposite of their system.
  • Months after the election, continues to bring it up the electoral college, even hanging a large printout of it on a wall in the White House.
  • Didn’t mention the Jewish people once during his speech on International Holocaust Remembrance Day.
  • Blamed Democrats for the initial failure of the House of Representatives being able to pass Trumpcare — even though Republicans have a 44-seat majority.
  • Is now bragging about the very same jobs reports he called “fake” and “phony” prior to taking office.
  • Continues to call the talk about the investigations into his connections to Russia “FAKE NEWS!” even though the FBI has publicly admitted these investigations are, in fact, real.
  • Has the lowest approval rating for a president this early into their presidency — in history.
  • Admitted he lied when he publicly threatened that he might have recorded his conversations with the former head of the FBI he had just fired — in a clear attempt to intimidate James Comey into not speaking out about what the two men had discussed.
  • Apparently doesn’t understand what “collusion” or “obstruction” actually mean.
  • Called the very same health care plan he publicly celebrated and said he supports “mean.”
  • Launched a disgusting attack against “low I.Q” MSNBC’s Mika Brzeninski, accusing her of “bleeding badly from a face-lift” when he saw her back in January, while calling her co-host Joe Scarborough, and former U.S. congressman, “psycho.”
  • Has pushed us closer to WIII by using irresponsible language where he seemed to be threatening nuclear war against North Korea. (added 8/16/17)
  • On a 17-day vacation told Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell that the senator needed to get back to work. (added 8/16/17)
  • Initially, when he spoke about violence and domestic terrorism that broke out in Charlottesville, Virginia — he refused to specifically condemn, by name, white supremacists, the KKK, or Nazis — instead saying “many sides” were to blame. (added 8/16/17)
  • Took two days before he finally condemned these hate groups by name — only to, the very next day, walk back those comments, once again saying “both sides” were to blame. Comments that were praised by David Duke and other white supremacists who applauded Trump for also blaming the people who showed up to oppose Nazis, white nationalism, and the KKK as “part of the problem.” (added 8/16/17)
  • During his first visit to Texas following Hurricane Harvey, he bragged about the size of the crowd of victims of the storm that showed up to hear him speak — yet didn’t speak directly with any of them. (added 9/5/17)
  • Cowardly used the distraction Hurricane Harvey was creating to pardon blatant racist Joe Arpaio, then claimed he chose that Friday because he wanted the announcement to get better ratings since people were watching television to get updates on the deadly storm. (added 9/5/17)
  • Used Hurricane Harvey to distract people from his official signing of his ban on transgender Americans being allowed to serve in the military. (added 9/5/17)
  • Announced he was ending DACA, a program that temporarily protects DREAMers from being deported. These are immigrants who were brought here as children, most of whom know no other country as home. Even many Republicans have condemned this move as wrong and cruel. (added 9/5/17)

One man has done all of that, and much more.


I’m no mental health expert and I’m not involved in the medical field at all. But based on what I’ve read and can plainly see about Donald Trump, he exhibits nearly every characteristic linked to a sociopath. He:

  • Doesn’t believe the rules or laws apply to him.
  • Seems to have no concern about the consequences of his actions.
  • Is impulsive.
  • Shows frequent signs of being reckless.
  • Is unpredictable.
  • Lacks morals.
  • Is a narcissist.
  • Has proven to be hot-tempered and a bit of a loose cannon.
  • Lacks empathy or sympathy for others.
  • Is manipulative to get what he wants.
  • Almost never apologizes.
  • Often invents outrageous lies about his success or experiences.
  • Seems to believe that what he says is the truth, even if it isn’t.

He is essentially the textbook definition of a sociopath. However, despite the fact that he exhibits all of these signs without shame, millions of people support him.

Again, I’m not a mental health professional, but I don’t think you need to be one to see that there’s clearly something not right with Trump. This type of unhinged behavior is not normal.

So, at this point, after all that Donald Trump has said and done and factoring in the campaign promises he’s already broken, if you still support him, you’ve done nothing more than carved out your spot as someone we will all look back upon with disgust and humiliation that there were so many people like you who eagerly supported one of the most shameful embarrassments in United States history.

Feel free to hit me up on Twitter or Facebook and let me know what you think.

*EDITOR’S NOTE*: By popular demand, this article will be frequently updated to keep up with everything awful Donald Trump says and does. When updated. a notation with the date the information was added will be included as well.




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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  • Dan Roberts

    What is there to discuss the man was right on everything he said.

    • deb

      Hahahaha!!!! If you are referring to drumpf you are one disillusioned individual! LMAO!!!!

      • terri

        I’m thinking he was talking about the author of the piece. Certainly not 45..

    • chasdurham

      from one who has an I Q THAT HAS NEVER REACHED PLANT LIFE…

      • Silvercat

        You are a Trump Pet, huh? Since you are bad mouthing someone who doesn’t agree with him.

    • Tana McGillicutty

      Assuming you are referring to the guy who wrote the article?

    • Silvercat

      I am assuming you are referring to the author, not Trumpagogue. And you are so right.

      • terri

        I had trouble trying to figure it out too so I gave him the benefit of the doubt. If I’m wrong please correct me.

  • Ian Simpson

    As is evidenced by US Foreign policy, the only thing worse than an out of control dictator is creating a void that will be filled by the next despot that learned from the mistakes of his predecessor. I know this is to be feared because I have looked at the current Order of Succession for the Presidency.

    • Pingy

      I am worried about the same, but Obama does not fall into that equation of despots. The precedents have been set for a future dictatorship and it is up to the American people to clean house. That will take place in 2018. Just like an entire police force can be purged of its corruption, we’re going to do it to Congress!

      • Jo Clark

        I could be wrong, but I think Ian was talking about the order of succession currently — Trump-Pence-Ryan — and if Trump were impeached, Pence & Ryan would have learned from what Trump did wrong and do them differently to achieve their goals.

        Pretty sure he was making no reference to Pres. Obama.

      • Pingy

        Thanks, I realized that after the fact.

      • jfmar

        no longer pres.o just plain obama.

      • Severn Eyrse

        no… title is retained for LIFE as a sign of respect..

      • jfmar

        Most people never called him president …. just obama.

      • helmutkarsten

        Yessir !

      • helmutkarsten

        Now, this dude, ‘helmut karsten’ has given an oath, back in 1977 at a base in Germany……to the flag, the American-People, the constitution and -naturally- to it’s President. Hmmm, I will and cannot (ever) abandon this. All of the above mentioned – I stand for – and as far as the President goes ? I fully respect the ‘office’ and ‘chair’ of the President……. The person? Now that’s a completely different story…………….. May (any) God help us…!

      • BJR1961

        President Obama. Forever.

      • terri

        And he’s STILL fighting for us..

      • helmutkarsten

        YESSS !

    • elliefrost

      I think it’s quite possible that if Trump is impeached, There will be little to no faith in Pence or Ryan.

      • terri

        Pence, Ryan, and McConnell all need to be kicked out of the WH ( used to be white house but now it seems more like a whore house). We NEED to clean house. It stinks there.

      • Cheese

        Trump isn’t going to get impeached.

      • helmutkarsten

        I know, Hitler wasn’t either…………

      • Cheese

        And another idiot bringing up Hitler. No further response from me. Have a nice life.

      • helmutkarsten

        Thanks for the ‘idiot’. I had to study that stuff – believe me – I did. A nice life ? Yes, I will have. I can go anywhere. Even Cuba – got nice weather, beautiful music, YOU can’t go anywhere but your trailer-park.

      • Monica B. Thompson

        YOU SHOULD GO TO CUBA, AND STAY THERE, WAIT ANOTHER 59 YEARS FOR THEIR FREEDOM, SEE HOW IT FEELS NO TO BE,ABLE TO LIVE IN FREEDOM.****

      • helmutkarsten

        Lately I simply enjoy seeing y’all’s downfall. Better than any reality show. Why ? Because it shows real idiots – not just ‘make-believe’ on TV…………………………..

      • Lynn Goins

        You’ll get to see the downfall when Putin moves in the White House!! Who do you think wants all that information on American voters????

      • AnnMarie Sharma

        People can’t help it. The similarities are startling. Don’t blame us for that fact.

      • Cheese

        I guess in your deluded mind it’s similar.

      • Red Mann

        Do tell. Maybe true because of the spineless, Tea Party driven House. But, to the anguish of the deluded Trump supporters, more and more in Congress are standing up to the would be King. I guess they are smelling the blood in the water as Mueller closes in.

      • Cheese

        Nothing to tell, he’s done nothing that warrants it. Pretty simple. King? Oh lord. Grow up.

      • Red Mann

        Oh please. This proves the point of deluded Trump supporters, you actually think he has done nothing wrong.

      • Cheese

        Yawn. High ranking people have also said he didn’t collude if this is what you’re talking about. But hey, let’s not let facts get in the way of your obvious delusions.

      • gordon eastman

        get the hence troll!!!

      • Cheese

        Huh?

      • Cheese

        Oh, and for the record, since you like to ASSume….

        I’m not a Trump supporter.

        Also, judging by the amount of posts you have, and the number of up-votes, it’s clear your paid to post and most likely using a bot and/or multiple accounts to up-vote yourself which is actually quite pathetic.

        Have fun with that /s

        Blocked.

      • Monica B. Thompson

        TRUMP IS NOT GOING ANYWHERE.
        HE IS STAYING TO FINISH THE JOB OF DRAINING THE SWAMP OF CORRUPTION IN USA.

      • seniorpoliticaljunkie

        Too bad you don’t realize he’s the very worst swamp creature.

      • Lynn Goins

        What swamp would that be?

  • Trump is a dyed-in-the-wool asshole piece of shit.

    • saffiregal

      To say the least.

  • Pingy

    There’s just one word that explains this phenomenon. HYPNOSIS. This is why Trump still has his followers. The Russians have studied mind control more than we know.

    • gordon eastman

      It is not mind control nor stupidity perse. There are Americans who I could call fed up with the status quo and have turned towards anarchism wanting to create upheaval as they feel they have nothing to lose.

  • Carla Gilby

    The diagnosis of some psychiatrists is:

    MALIGNANT NARCISSISM – a psychological syndrome comprising an extreme mix of narcissism, antisocial personality disorder, aggression, and sadism. Often grandiose, and always ready to raise hostility levels, the malignant narcissist undermines organizations in which they are involved, and dehumanizes the people with whom they associate.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Malignant_narcissism

  • anastasjoy

    One of the best columns you’ve written. A handy-dandy guide to the pathology that is the Donald Trump phenomenon.

  • RoadieToadie

    Ignorance is bliss, so I’ve read. How many commentators have actually researched any of author’s carefully collected tidbits to ascertain their merits? None, I wager. Oh, yes. Also pay particular attention to words like “almost, seems to, apparently” and other opinion-based thoughts. They mostly sound completely legitimate, because they’re in a list.

    Nice to have something like this as an easy reference, without using any energy to thoroughly check veracity and threads.

    • elliefrost

      Pretty much all of it can be verified by tweets, videos of him, and verified reporting.

    • Silvercat

      Sorry, but I have been following Trumpagogue’s actions and words since he started his campaign of lies and broken promises. Sorry to burst your little Trump bubble, but all of it can be verified, no matter how much Trump minions would to pretend it can’t be. Poor little Trump Pets. Trying to keep their heads in the sand as he destroys our country for his own ego.

    • Red Mann

      Well, most fact-checkers agree that Trump lies at a prodigious rate. It’s hard to tell since Trump keeps saying the opposite of what he has said before and he does this repeatedly. Also he often claims the horrible things he says are really some kind of joke and his deluded supporters dismiss reality. We also have the RightWingNoiseAndLyingMachine spouting lies and distortions 24/7/365.

    • Jill Holdaway

      “Almost” and “apparently” are not used because these facts aren’t verified. “Almost” is used as a measure of frequency or degree. If our health care system is almost the opposite of Australia’s, it is mostly but not 100% completely different. “Apparently” is used because his behavior supports, for example, his lack of understanding about the meaning of collusion or if he does understand it, he’s lying to himself. It can only be one or the other. I’m sorry that you can’t comprehend the meanings here. A bullet list isn’t a place to go into fine detail, but every bullet highlights evidence that he is dangerous and unfit for office.

  • susanne

    They follow an angry leader, always a bad idea.

  • Boyd Stanley

    Donald the Lunatic Trump is a Habitual Liar and a Embarrassment to the United State Citizens.

  • Deb Douglas

    You are so very correct. Thanks for this lengthy list. As comprehensive as it is, I’m sure it isn’t everything.

  • MLChadwick

    Everything you hope to see in the history books will not be there, if the right wing manages to take over what’s in the books. They’re already making inroads in textbooks. ;(

  • Frank

    POSotus

  • socwkmomadvoc48

    It just frustrates me that his supporters continue to condone his behavior and I know why. He is only thinking about his as a success or failure for HIM. Not us!!! He doesn’t care about whether he makes America great again, because if he did, he would not condone this awful behavior. He just keeps running his mouth and doesn’t think about the adverse reactions he will create for us years down the road. How do we repair the damage from this BRAT!!!!

  • james brill

    a rat’s a rat.

  • Linda Noble

    You are correct, you are no mental health “expert”. I am. Retired now, but I was a clinical therapist at a mental health agency. I am unable to take seriously anything posted by someone who openly admits his analysis is not legitimate. In fact, if you look in the DSM I’m guessing we could find you in there also.

    • Lynn Goins

      You can’t deny one single item on that list!! Trump is guilty of every single one, but you are right about the sociopath diagnosis. It was three different psychiatrists who said he’s a MALIGNANT NARCISSCIST!!!!! Now…..what was the point of your comment?

  • Monica B. Thompson

    WE ARE FINDING OUT THE DIRT COMES OUT IN THE WASH. THE DEMOCRATIC SLUSH, THE BLACK WATERS ARE DRAINING SLOWLY, BUT SURELY.
    THE NETWORK OF DEMOCRATIC CORRUPTION IS BEYONCE BELIEF.
    THATS WHY I SUPPORT PRESIDENT TRUMP 100%. HE IS ON TRACK.
    RATS ARE BEGUINING TO COME OUT OF HIDING. *** CK OUT D. WASSERMAN’S PAKISTANY COMPUTER IT’S, INDICTEMENT, THEY ARE SPYS, RUNNING AWAY, THEIR ASSETS WERE TAKEN OUT OF USA, SOME ONE TIPPED THEM OFF. CLINTON, COMEY, LYNCH,OBAMA, REAL CROOKS MY FRIENDS… TRAITORS, THIEVES

    • Lynn Goins

      You’re sick.

  • Jason’s Brain

    It’s the die-hard Trump supporters that disturb me the most. For the past year, I’ve felt like I’ve been living in a science fiction movie. One of those movies where everyone around you begins to act strangely for no apparent reason. They seem incapable of changing their minds even when faced with actual truth. They actually BELIEVE that they are correct, that they are true Christians and true patriots. They also believe that they’re in the majority. Even if we get rid of Trump, we’re still going to have to deal with his legion of zombie followers…

    • Cheese

      Soooooooooooooooo much irony in this post it’s absurd.