After two years of Donald Trump being, without a doubt, the most dominant figure in American politics, it’s become abundantly clear that his supporters don’t live in the same version of reality as the rest of us. These are individuals who seem to live in a world where “facts” are whatever the heck they want them to be, while the rules by which they feel others should live don’t apply to them.
I’m always amazed when Trump defenders seem to believe that simply repeating a lie over and over again somehow negates the truth.
Then again, that type of attitude should be expected from people who are having to dig down into the deepest depths of cognitive dissonance to defend comments and behavior that are indefensible.
If you ask most Trump defenders, they’ll tell you with a straight face that they feel he’s already been one of the best “presidents” in our country’s history, accomplishing more in his first few months in office than most of those who came before him.
Facts and reality obviously prove that’s not true, but then when have these folks ever cared about either of those?
In their minds, anything negative about Trump is “fake news,” while those who criticize him are just “out to get him.” When I’ve confronted those who still defend him with the fact that the rest of the world is laughing at us, mocking how terrible Trump is, many of them have dismissed this as “jealousy” and “proof that Trump’s putting America first and that’s why they’re angry.”
It’s amazing the absurd myths people will convince themselves are true simply to avoid admitting that they were wrong.
A great example of what I’m talking about was put on display when pro-Trump ex-congressman Jack Kingston — this clown — tried defending Trump’s recent ridiculous lie that everyone at the G20 summit was talking about John Podesta’s emails, once calling the “president” a “genius.”
Well, CNN’s Van Jones was having none of this foolishness.
“Listen, when you are in your little bathtub with your rubber ducky and telling yourself these stories, that’s wonderful,” Jones mocked. “The rest of the country is looking at what they’re actually seeing, which is somebody who once he is given a script and something to say and do, he apparently can do a decent job, but the minute he runs into the restroom or closet and can get his phone out, he starts doing nutty stuff.”
“It’s not good for America,” Jones added. “If this is genius, we got a bunch of genius kindergartners.”
Jones absolutely hit the nail on the head. I especially liked how he made sure to point out that Trump’s “most presidential moments” almost always occur when he’s reading a speech written by someone else, yet once he’s allowed to think and act on his own — that’s when the real Donald Trump comes out.
For anyone to believe that these other world leaders were actually discussing Podesta’s emails — especially considering Trump’s tweet wasn’t even factually accurate about the details of what happened — is the definition of naivety and stupidity. You have to be brainwashed to such an extent that you’re bordering on clinical insanity to actually believe that, of all the pressing issues facing these foreign heads of state, one of the main topics they were discussing was… Hillary Clinton’s campaign chair’s emails.
Then again, as we’ve seen time and time again, when it comes to his supporters, there really is no depths to which they will not stoop in their desperate attempts to defend the national embarrassment known as Donald Trump.
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