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“Why Do Liberals Think Trump Supporters Are Stupid?” by Adam-Troy Castro

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Found on Facebook. Written by author Adam-Troy Castro

An anguished question from a Trump supporter: “Why do liberals think Trump supporters are stupid?”

The serious answer: Here’s what we really think about Trump supporters – the rich, the poor, the malignant and the innocently well-meaning, the ones who think and the ones who don’t . . .

That when you saw a man who had owned a fraudulent University, intent on scamming poor people, you thought “Fine.”

That when you saw a man who had made it his business practice to stiff his creditors, you said, “Okay.”

That when you heard him proudly brag about his own history of sexual abuse, you said, “No problem.”

That when he made up stories about seeing Muslim-Americans in the thousands cheering the destruction of the World Trade Center, you said, “Not an issue.”

That when you saw him brag that he could shoot a man on Fifth Avenue and you wouldn’t care, you chirped, “He sure knows me.”

That when you heard him illustrate his own character by telling that cute story about the elderly guest bleeding on the floor at his country club, the story about how he turned his back and how it was all an imposition on him, you said, “That’s cool!”

That when you saw him mock the disabled, you thought it was the funniest thing you ever saw.

That when you heard him brag that he doesn’t read books, you said, “Well, who has time?”

That when the Central Park Five were compensated as innocent men convicted of a crime they didn’t commit, and he angrily said that they should still be in prison, you said, “That makes sense.”

That when you heard him tell his supporters to beat up protesters and that he would hire attorneys, you thought, “Yes!”

That when you heard him tell one rally to confiscate a man’s coat before throwing him out into the freezing cold, you said, “What a great guy!”

That you have watched the parade of neo-Nazis and white supremacists with whom he curries favor, while refusing to condemn outright Nazis, and you have said, “Thumbs up!”

That you hear him unable to talk to foreign dignitaries without insulting their countries and demanding that they praise his electoral win, you said, “That’s the way I want my President to be.”

That you have watched him remove expertise from all layers of government in favor of people who make money off of eliminating protections in the industries they’re supposed to be regulating and you have said, “What a genius!”

That you have heard him continue to profit from his businesses, in part by leveraging his position as President, to the point of overcharging the Secret Service for space in the properties he owns, and you have said, “That’s smart!”

That you have heard him say that it was difficult to help Puerto Rico because it was the middle of water and you have said, “That makes sense.”

That you have seen him start fights with every country from Canada to New Zealand while praising Russia and quote, “falling in love” with the dictator of North Korea, and you have said, “That’s statesmanship!”

That Trump separated children from their families and put them in cages, managed to lose track of 1500 kids. has opened a tent city incarceration camp in the desert in Texas – he explains that they’re just “animals” – and you say, “well, ok then.”

That you have witnessed all the thousand and one other manifestations of corruption and low moral character and outright animalistic rudeness and contempt for you, the working American voter, and you still show up grinning and wearing your MAGA hats and threatening to beat up anybody who says otherwise.

What you don’t get, Trump supporters in 2019, is that succumbing to frustration and thinking of you as stupid may be wrong and unhelpful, but it’s also . . . hear me . . . charitable.

Because if you’re NOT stupid, we must turn to other explanations, and most of them are less flattering.

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    William Taber

    The viewpoint really has nothing to do with being “liberal”. It’s entirely due to being “awake” to what a horrible human being DJT is and has been.

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    Becky Wiren

    Ta-Nehisi Coates wrote an article about The First White President. And he pointed out how Trump was voted in to nullify Obama’s presidency. The key indicator is that Trump supporters are just fine and dandy with anything he does, because the worst white man (Trump) is better than the best black man (Obama). (Of course Obama wasn’t perfect, but as the president of the US he attained the highest position of a black person.)

    Think about it. Trump’s base is indulgent towards anything he does. Because he’s better (white) than Obama; his vices are imaginary to the base (sexual assault) or they are indulgent over (all the horrible things he says). It’s another way of saying his base is largely racist, although it explains things. And honestly? I know some of those people voted for Obama. Voting for Trump was a big turn against Obama. They tried the black man, so then they could go vote for the worst white man to fix stuff.

    Now, most of those people don’t think they are racist, and I’m sure they aren’t analyzing why they voted for Trump in regards to race. And they are gleeful about Trump doing things to upset the liberals, who largely supported Obama.

    Every time Trump does something horrible (separating children from parents, nullifying environmental reg so corps can pollute, violating emolument clause, hobnobbing with dictators and supporting them, etc etc) I am more convinced. Especially because one of the things that Trump does that is bad would’ve had Obama impeached and convicted by the House and Senate in a handful of days.

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    Cathy Crouse

    I can’t help but wonder how many of the nurses, doctors, truck drivers, restaurateurs, mailmen and women and grocery store workers voted for Pres Trump and will vote for him again. These are the people keeping us safe, delivering supplies, and treating us when we’re sick. These are the people we consider heros today in this time of uncertainty! It’s a large group of people which, by the way, includes millions of average citizens who are doing their part to keep everyone safe. They too are on Facebook and have read the post about how stupid they are. These are the people we’ve been bending over backwards to honor. The amazing thing is that if any one of u get sick these people will treat you, deliver needed supplies, sell food to your families and deliver your mail no matter what you call them.

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    I’m not a Liberal and I voted for him.
    But I had no clue how dumb he really was at the time.
    I think he’s almost as dumb as bush jr ? maybe dumber.

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    Dale M

    Nancy Crouse. It seems so unfair doesn’t it? But read your history. Good people like the ones you’ve just mentioned also, in 1933 voted Adolf Hitler to Chancellorship. It could never happen again. That was the chant. Well, it just did. You need just a little more introspection here. Just saying.

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    Yulya Sevelova

    I once heard Thom Hartmann, radio host explain that 20% of Americans have Fascist leanings, which I never knew until recently. It may explain how Trump could exploit people’s weariness of career politicians , from both parties. IAM horrified by such facts. But the Fascism got it’s start with the Pilgrims/Puritan invasions. Trump is more like an Old World monarch than a U.S. president. It seems that Trump’s base wants exactly that.

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