I know that for Trump and his family this is all about branding and making money. Making good with Putin to get loans, financing, hotel deals; insuring that after the run in the White House there will be TV deals, appearances, interviews, speeches, etcetera. I get that.
What I don’t get is what Bubba in Tennessee, who is nowhere near the border, has a part time job as a handyman, has six kids on SNAP and will never have a GED much less a college diploma gets from listening to Trump lie about how great he is making America.
Do they believe that despite the decline of the coal industry that Trump will get them all good jobs in the mines that are closing after he makes a deal to reopen them and start new ones? When U.S. Steel announced it had no plans to open “six new plants,” as Trump promised, did they hear that? Or do they only listen to Trump and then go back into the cave? No Trump supporter (or anyone else) has yet been hired to make a great wage at one of the non-existent plants, so why do they continue to believe everything they hear from him?
Do they believe the provably false nonsense about murderers, rapists, drug dealers and worse who are flooding into the country through borders that haven’t been open since the Pilgrims?
Do they really believe that the dumber a president is the better he is for the greatness of America, and that by alienating everyone else in the world we will prove our superiority, conquer it and make it all white and Prosperity Christian? They will come into comments and say that he has over five hundred companies and only four (or six, or maybe nine, no one really knows do they?) bankruptcies proves that he is a great businessman and just what the government needs, yet they never mention what these five hundred companies are. How many are just licenses of the Trump name? How many are just shell companies to avoid taxes and regulations?
Really. Seriously. What is it that these people think Trump is doing to make this country “great again” when every day there is a new lie, a new gaffe, a new scandal?