. Donald Trump has long distinguished himself by making hugely inappropriate statements, putting his impulsive vindictive streak, and embarrassing lack of information on display. Today the panel on The View discussed Trump voters. The panel wondered whether Trump voters cared about the horrid things he said, or if it’s possible that they simply ignored Trump’s statements, and voted for him anyway. If the latter is true, then why?!
Imagine – if it is even possible, that in 2008 candidate Barack Obama called war hero John McCain a “loser” because he got caught, explaining “I only like winners.” It’s doubtful that Obama would have been elected, although he might have been stoned on the outskirts of town. As you know, serial draft-dodger Donnie Trump boldly made that very proclamation about McCain, who bravely withstood the torture of his captors, and refused to leave until his men were released as well. It sounds heroic to me…But I’m a bleeding heart libral, ya know The truly shocking part of this tale is that it hurt Trump not one bit with his patriotic, veteran supporting fans.
Why then, did – and do people overlook statements from Trump that would ruin the career of better people, people with more to offer? Trump’s obvious deficiencies, his truth-aversion, his scams – perpetrated with the transparent finesse of a foul-mouthed pimp failed to warn voters. Even a proud president pussy grabber in full cry failed to put off even the most conservative of the Bible-Belt.
Perhaps as a panelist suggests, Trump voters felt there was a large enough advantage in electing him, to justify pretending they were deaf. If so, I wonder if it’s possible that any of them are beginning to have the creeping feeling that they were horribly and tragically wrong?