I have been rather busy with other things just recently so have not been following the news that closely but happened to see a news report last night of Mr Trump and I wondered if everyone else is as confused as I am.
The question I have to ask should be quite simple to answer but I would be most grateful to hear other opinions on the matter.
Does Mr Trump actually believe all the nonsense he spouts about the Election being stolen from him by massive fraud etc, for surely if he really does believe it he must truly be as mad as a box of frogs.
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The fact, and art, of losing seems to have been missed from his upbringing. He has no concept that anyone would consider him wrong, or would disagree with him in any way whatsoever. I would love to see him get his comeuppance but doubt it will ever happen.
I’m looking forward to when the bailiffs turn up to evict him, that will make good television.
I’m looking forward to this too. A part of me hopes he will refuse to exit the W.H. so that the Secret Service is forced to escort him out, like any other trespasser.
That would make amusing tetevision.
I don’t think he believes it. I think he is spouting lies and inciting hatred because his sheeple (sheep + people) will believe anything and will rally for him and make a mess of things to try and delegitimize Joe Biden’s win. But then again, perhaps he does believe it because he is not used to losing or being contradicted. But even thinking about him makes my chest tighten. I can’t wait until he and his grifter family leave the White House on January 20th at 12:01 PM.
Either way, it still makes him as mad as a box of frogs!
He probably believes it just as much as The NYT, Washington Post, Time, Newsweek, Atlantic, NPR, ABC, NBC, MSNBC and CNN believed that Putin stole the 2016 election from Hillary.
For the last four years of following polls, I noticed that every time Trump opened his mouth, his polls went down, every time his distractors opened their, his numbers went up.
The 2020 election was Trump v. Trump. Biden shut up and hid in his basement, that’s why he won.
As for Trump’s lying, of course he lies, shamelessly, but as I explained to a German friend who couldn’t understand why it never bothers his supporters, Trump’s lies are like the used car salesman who earnestly tells you that the 1971 AMC Gremlin rusting on his lot is the best car Detroit ever made and despite its peeling paint, it is still the best car on the road.
But when The New York Times or National Public Radio lies, it is like the salesman is telling you that the rusty ’71 Gremlin has 15,000 actual miles.
It is the difference between puffery and deception.
We all know that Tide detergent is not NEW and IMPROVED. We all know that the pharmaceutical that ABC World News is hawking for bladder control will not make you smile and skip down a primrose path. It is all puffery.
And puffery is the essence of consumerism and about as American as you can get. So no, Trump’s supporters are not bothered by it.
What they are bothered by is a media that has deceived them as their industrial base was sold to China, a border out of control, forever wars, Europe freeloading on defense, unfavorable trade deals, cancel culture, declining institutions, skyrocketing medical and college expenses and some crazy bureaucrat in Washington waging cultural war against them.
Weigh that against Trump’s outlandish behavior and what do you get?
An ex President who to most in the UK appears as mad as a box of frogs. Obviously there are a great many people in the USA who view it completely differently but I can only write from a British perspective.