With One Absurd Comment, Donald Trump Proved How Ignorant His Supporters Are

In politics, you can often gauge the type of people who support a candidate based upon the things that particular candidate says — which is why it should shock absolutely nobody that Donald Trump’s most consistent and enthusiastic group of supporters is the uneducated. Stats overwhelmingly show that the more educated someone is, the less likely they’re going to support Trump.

That’s not to say that a person’s level of education is the only metric on which intelligence is measured — but it’s still a pretty darn good one.

However, even if you go beyond the statistical proof that the less educated a person is, the more likely they’re going to support Donald Trump, all you really need to do is listen to the outrageous lies he tells his supporters to see that even he realizes those backing him are idiots.

A person can’t blatantly lie as often as Trump does, the way Trump does, and actually have respect for those supporting them.

This is someone who — with a straight face — has literally said that nobody has more respect for women than he does. A statement that actually elicited laughter from the audience during the third presidential debate.

Well, in another glaring example where Trump proved how ignorant someone has to be to believe anything he says, the GOP presidential candidate said that, if elected, Hillary Clinton’s support for open borders (which isn’t remotely true, by the way) could triple the U.S. population in one week.

“She wants to let people just pour in. You could have 650 million people pour in, and we do nothing about it. Think of it. That’s what could happen. You triple the size of our country in one week,” Trump said.

Politifact called this claim “ridiculous” and something that should be “discarded immediately.”

First, the U.S. population is around 324 million people. If we added another 650 million as Trump claimed could pour into this country — within a week — the U.S. population would grow to around 1 billion people — or 1/7th of the entire world’s population.

For the record, 650 million people is 227 million more than the entire population of South America.

Even if you factored in the entire population of Mexico (122 million), you’d still be 105 million short of Trump’s preposterous statement.

Which means, even after the entire country of Mexico and continent of South America came into our borders, based on Trump’s comment, we could still take in every human being from:

  • Syria (23 million)
  • Iraq (33 million)
  • Libya (6 million)
  • Saudi Arabia (29 million)

And we’d still be 14 million people short of his idiotic claim.

Keep in mind, he said this could all happen in a matter of one week.

What that breaks down to is 3.87 million people would have to enter the United States every single hour — for 168 straight hours.

That’s basically the equivalent of adding the city of Los Angeles to the country every single hour.

This is why I continually ask: How stupid does a person have to be in order to support Donald Trump?

Even when Politifact contacted Trump’s campaign for clarification, they defended his statement.

For a presidential candidate to make a claim such as this — then actually defend it — is unprecedented.

But the saddest part is that there are millions of people who actually believed him when he said this. You have to be woefully gullible, completely incompetent or flat-out crazy to believe that Hillary Clinton would bring 650 million people into this country in the first place — let alone in one week. It’s no wonder Trump considers con artists like Alex Jones to be credible sources of information; both men clearly prey on the ignorant and mentally ill.

I just hope that on November 8th, this country doesn’t make possibly the biggest mistake in modern history by electing this dangerous and unhinged pathological liar as our next president.

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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