What Is It About Donald Trump That No Matter What He Says Or Does, It Seems Not To Affect His Supporters?

Donald Trump seems able to say or do anything, and somehow, it does not affect his supporters and undermine his candidacy!

He insults John McCain for being a Prisoner of War, an insult to the Arizona Senator and to veterans, and yet he survives criticism.

He ridicules a disabled journalist, an insult to disabled citizens, and yet he survives criticism.

He attacks women on their looks or intelligence, including Megyn Kelly, Carly Fiorina and others, and yet his misogyny does not seem to hurt him.

He attacks Mexicans in a derogatory manner, and talks of building a wall that will never happen, and yet he survives criticism.

He promotes the banning of anyone of Islamic faith from entering America, against our constitutional principles, and yet he survives criticism.

He does not reject David Duke and other white supremacists, and claims not to know about them, and yet he survives criticism.

He has followers who promote antisemitism, including David Duke but also others, and even has an Orthodox Jewish son in law, and he does not condemn such hatred, and yet he survives criticism.

He insults all of his political opponents, gives them all kinds of names, and makes up stories about them and their families, and yet he survives criticism.

He encourages harsh criticism of the news media, and promotes violence at his rallies, and yet he survives criticism.

He attacks Bill Clinton’s sexual exploits and blames Hillary Clinton for it, and he has scandalous sex scandals in his own background, and yet he survives criticism.

Donald Trump is, seemingly, not held accountable for his lack of specifics on any issue, and his reckless statements about domestic and foreign policy make him dangerous, and yet he survives criticism.

This is a man who is clearly a nativist, a racist, a misogynist, courts antisemites, is scaring our allies around the world, and has created a mob psychology similar to Mussolini and Hitler.

One has to wonder whether we are on the way to choosing an authoritarian figure who will destroy the Constitution and the traditions of this country, and maybe, just maybe, most of the American people will not give a damn!

18 comments on “What Is It About Donald Trump That No Matter What He Says Or Does, It Seems Not To Affect His Supporters?

  1. Princess Leia May 14, 2016 12:20 pm

    Between shock jocks like Howard Stern on radio and trashy reality shows on TV, you have a culture out there that sees rude and crude as being acceptable.

  2. Rational Lefty May 14, 2016 2:29 pm

    Lawrence O’Donnell has mentioned on his show that the media is being too soft on Trump.

  3. Mercy May 16, 2016 1:59 pm

    I always ask some of my Trump supporting friends the following. “Show me the last time we has a protectionist policy with high tariffs that brought back American jobs, led to economic growth and better paying jobs?” None of them can answer the question. So I ask them who is going to decide what, which products will have tariffs? Trump? Some bureaucrat? Why? These Trumpist say the hate government yet they want more government to tell us which product we can or cannot buy via high tariffs? They are insane!

  4. Mercy May 17, 2016 4:02 pm

    Donald Trump’s cult of personality is not enough to persuade conservatives to vote for him. Trump promotes Richard Nixon’s domestic policies and George McGovern’s foreign policy.What’s conservative about that? Trump isn’t owed the full support of the Republican Party because he only got 42% of the Republican vote. If he wants the other 58%, he needs to earn it. He is one of the weakest nominees in the history of the Republican Party.

  5. Princess Leia May 17, 2016 4:21 pm

    Thanks for that RL. As that says, absolutely nothing about Trumpism is liberal.

  6. Ronald May 17, 2016 5:16 pm

    Mercy, you are totally clueless, and it is an insult to the memory of George McGovern to say Trump is McGovern in foreign policy!

    You have no understanding of McGovern, who was a war pilot and opposed the VIetnam War, but was not about to insult foreign leaders of Canada, Great Britain, and other nations as Trump has, and to promote the spread of nuclear weapons as Trump has.

    And really, Trump cannot be compared to Richard Nixon, who despite his numerous shortcomings, was actually quite good on such issues as the environment, labor rights, and consumer rights , all of which Trump has no interest in at all.

    Trump is no liberal–instead he is a Fascist. Your understanding of what liberalism has done for America is truly lacking!

  7. Mercy May 17, 2016 6:37 pm

    I believe I said Trump was a nationalist populist.

  8. Ronald May 17, 2016 8:14 pm

    Mercy, Trump is NOT a populist in any form, simply a Fascist, a very dangerous man, who will harm the nation greatly if he is elected, and again, he is no liberal or progressive in any form.

    He would be the worst President in modern times since 1900, surpassing Harding, Nixon and Bush II!

  9. Paul Doyle May 17, 2016 11:38 pm

    Trump is like Chance, the Gardner in “Being There”. He says simplistic, inane things that his supporters think are so “deep”. Trump is no one to take a “Chance” on….

  10. Princess Leia May 18, 2016 9:32 am

    Pragmatic – Thanks for that link. That’s one of the things that make him like the other Cheap Labor Conservatives.

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