When Donald Trump launched his campaign by calling most Mexican immigrants rapists and criminals, most people said he had no chance at winning the Republican primary, much less the presidency.
When he belittled Senator John McCain’s war record, saying he wasn’t a hero because he “likes people who weren’t captured,” many thought there was no way Trump would be able to overcome that.
When Trump mocked a disabled reporter, many people from all over the country thought there’s no way his campaign wouldn’t suffer for such an appalling display from a candidate.
When Trump essentially called for an all-out ban on Muslims, political experts felt Trump was pushing things too far for even most conservative voters.
When he skipped a GOP presidential debate after Fox News removed Megyn Kelly as a moderator, quite a few people felt that would really hurt Trump among conservative voters.
When Trump talked about the size of his “manhood” during a debate, the feeling was that comment could really hurt him in the upcoming primaries.
When he used blatant racism against a federal judge by suggesting that his Mexican heritage made it impossible for him to be fair to him, prompting Speaker of the House Paul Ryan to publicly condemn his remarks, a lot of people felt Trump had finally gone too far.
When the Access Hollywood video came out showing where Trump had bragged about sexually assaulting women, vast swaths of the country felt his campaign wouldn’t be able to recover.
When he repeatedly lied about the size of his inauguration crowd, most pundits felt this type of insanity would turn some people against Trump now that the election was over.
When Trump personally attacked MSNBC’s Mike Brzezinski by alleging she had a face-lift, much of the media thought that might be the moment many Republicans turned on Trump.
When he defended white supremacists, the KKK, and Nazis who marched with torches in Charlottesville, many believed he had reached a tipping point from which he couldn’t recover.
When Trump ignored the devastation in Puerto Rico for days after Hurricane Maria hit the U.S. territory, then attacked several of the island’s elected officials who had called out his administration’s poor response to the storm, some people said it might hurt him with some of his moderate supporters.
When he told the widow of Sgt. La David Johnson “he knew what he signed up for,” then blatantly lied when he said Rep. Frederica Wilson “fabricated” the story when she told the media about his comments, while also denying Sgt. Johnson’s widow’s claim that he struggled to remember her husband’s name, many people wondered if finally Trump had gone too far.
Stop — just stop.
Stop asking the question, “Will this finally be what turns Trump’s supporters against him?,” because we already know the answer to that question.
No, it’s not going to.
Trump supporters have proven time and time again that there’s really nothing he can do that’s going to make them turn against him. Nearly two years ago when he said he could shoot someone on 5th Avenue and it wouldn’t matter — he was right.
The only thing that will turn Trump’s supporters against him is if something he does directly negatively impacts their lives. Yet even still, for many, based on what I’ve seen, they’ll do just about everything they can to avoid admitting that he’s the one to blame.
This is why I’ve said these folks act more like they’re in a cult rather than people who support a politician. They’re brainwashed by the “Cult of Trump.”
So, please, can we all stop wondering what will finally turn Trump’s supporters against him? We have ample evidence proving that there’s really no level to which they won’t stoop to continue defending a man who brings shame upon this country and embarrasses this nation on a daily basis.
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