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A new analysis of Trump supporters has uncovered 5 key psychological traits about them

 

 

The lightning-fast ascent and political invincibility of Donald Trump has left many experts baffled and wondering, “How did we get here?” Any accurate and sufficient answer to that question must not only focus on Trump himself, but also on his uniquely loyal supporters. Given their extreme devotion and unwavering admiration for their highly unpredictable and often inflammatory leader, some have turned to the field of psychology for scientific explanations based on precise quantitative data and established theoretical frameworks.

 

Although analyses and studies by psychologists and neuroscientists have provided many thought-provoking explanations for his enduring support, the accounts of different experts often vary greatly, sometimes overlapping and other times conflicting. However insightful these critiques may be, it is apparent that more research and examination is needed to hone in on the exact psychological and social factors underlying this peculiar human behavior.

 

In a recent review paper published in the Journal of Social and Political Psychology, Psychologist and UC Santa Cruz professor Thomas Pettigrew argues that five major psychological phenomena can help explain this exceptional political event.

 

1. Authoritarian Personality Syndrome

Authoritarianism refers to the advocacy or enforcement of strict obedience to authority at the expense of personal freedom, and is commonly associated with a lack of concern for the opinions or needs of others. Authoritarian personality syndrome—a well-studied and globally-prevalent condition—is a state of mind that is characterized by belief in total and complete obedience to one’s authority. Those with the syndrome often display aggression toward outgroup members, submissiveness to authority, resistance to new experiences, and a rigid hierarchical view of society. The syndrome is often triggered by fear, making it easy for leaders who exaggerate threat or fear monger to gain their allegiance.

Although authoritarian personality is found among liberals, it is more common among the right-wing around the world. President Trump’s speeches, which are laced with absolutist terms like “losers” and “complete disasters,” are naturally appealing to those with the syndrome.

 

While research showed that Republican voters in the U.S. scored higher than Democrats on measures of authoritarianism before Trump emerged on the political scene, a 2016 Politico survey found that high authoritarians greatly favored then-candidate Trump, which led to a correct prediction that he would win the election, despite the polls saying otherwise.

 

2. Social dominance orientation

 

Social dominance orientation (SDO)—which is distinct but related to authoritarian personality syndrome—refers to people who have a preference for the societal hierarchy of groups, specifically with a structure in which the high-status groups have dominance over the low-status ones. Those with SDO are typically dominant, tough-minded, and driven by self-interest.

 

In Trump’s speeches, he appeals to those with SDO by repeatedly making a clear distinction between groups that have a generally higher status in society (White), and those groups that are typically thought of as belonging to a lower status (immigrants and minorities).

 

A 2016 survey study of 406 American adults published this year in the journal Personality and Individual Differences found that those who scored high on both SDO and authoritarianism were those who intended to vote for Trump in the election.

 

3. Prejudice

 

It would be grossly unfair and inaccurate to say that every one of Trump’s supporters have prejudice against ethnic and religious minorities, but it would be equally inaccurate to say that many do not. It is a well-known fact that the Republican party, going at least as far back to Richard Nixon’s “southern strategy,” used strategies that appealed to bigotry, such as lacing speeches with “dog whistles”—code words that signaled prejudice toward minorities that were designed to be heard by racists but no one else.

 

While the dog whistles of the past were more subtle, Trump’s are sometimes shockingly direct. There’s no denying that he routinely appeals to bigoted supporters when he calls Muslims “dangerous” and Mexican immigrants “rapists” and “murderers,” often in a blanketed fashion. Perhaps unsurprisingly, a new study has shown that support for Trump is correlated with a standard scale of modern racism.

 

4. Intergroup contact

 

Intergroup contact refers to contact with members of groups that are outside one’s own, which has been experimentally shown to reduce prejudice. As such, it’s important to note that there is growing evidence that Trump’s white supporters have experienced significantly less contact with minorities than other Americans. For example, a 2016 study found that “…the racial and ethnic isolation of Whites at the zip-code level is one of the strongest predictors of Trump support.” This correlation persisted while controlling for dozens of other variables. In agreement with this finding, the same researchers found that support for Trump increased with the voters’ physical distance from the Mexican border.

 

5. Relative deprivation

 

Relative deprivation refers to the experience of being deprived of something to which one believes they are entitled. It is the discontent felt when one compares their position in life to others who they feel are equal or inferior but have unfairly had more success than them.

 

Common explanations for Trump’s popularity among non-bigoted voters involve economics. There is no doubt that some Trump supporters are simply angry that American jobs are being lost to Mexico and China, which is certainly understandable, although these loyalists often ignore the fact that some of these careers are actually being lost due to the accelerating pace of automation.

 

These Trump supporters are experiencing relative deprivation, and are common among the swing states like Ohio, Michigan, and Pennsylvania. This kind of deprivation is specifically referred to as “relative,” as opposed to “absolute,” because the feeling is often based on a skewed perception of what one is entitled to. For example, an analysis conducted by FiveThirtyEight estimated that the median annual income of Trump supporters was $72,000.

 

If such data is accurate, the portrayal of most Trump supporters as “working class” citizens rebelling against Republican elites may be more myth than fact.

 

Wow, this bit of social science says a lot that, at least from my perspective, seems illuminating.

 

The good news is that it does confirm that Trump supporters - many of them - are not at all racist in orientation.

 

What we see here, for the most part, appears to be the first factor - the authoritarian personality syndrome.

 

Notably, it is considered a recognized condition having been included in the latest DSM (5) which categorizes psychological issue observed among humanity. As such, I think we now understand why the right is so upset about obamacare; it includes mental health conditions such as this among the conditions that could be treated by mental healthcare providers.

 

More on authoritarian personality syndrome from Psychology Today:

 

 

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Adrian Furnham Ph.D.
The Mind of the Authoritarian
What is the nature of authoritarianism? Whence the origin of ethnocentrism?
Posted Feb 22, 2015

 

 

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After the Second World War a group of American based social scientists, led by Theodor Adorno, posed this question. It resulted in a book called the Authoritarian Personality published in 1950.

 

Their theory focused on the individual as a cause of social evils. Parents, they argued, bring about authoritarianism by frequently and seriously punishing and shaming their children for even minor offences. This makes them hostile to adults and all authority figures in power. The child does not consciously acknowledge this aggression because it simply lead to more punishment. Also they are dependent on their parents whom they are supposed to love, which can cause great tension.

 

Thus, so the theory goes, those exposed to authoritarian, rather than authoritative, parenting have their repressed antagonism displaced and projected onto weaker members of society.

 

Authoritarians are nearly always ethnocentric in that they have a certain, simple and unshakable belief in the superiority of their own racial, cultural and ethnic group with a powerful disclaim for all those in other groups. This can easily lead to brutality, aggression and naked open prejudice.

 

Whilst the idea took hold it has been criticized both because many other factors lead to the development of authoritarian thinking and behaviour but also because prejudiced behaviour is shaped by others for powerful situational factors. Social psychologist reject the fundamental attribution error concept of authoritarianism explaining every day prejudice. They believe group and situational factors are much more important in the development and maintenance of discrimination and prejudice

 

Yet authoritarians have been shown to avoid situations that involve any sort of ambiguity or uncertainty, are reluctant to believe that ‘good people’ possess both good and bad attributes. However they often appear less interested in political affairs, participate less in political and community activities, and tend to prefer strong leaders.

 

There are a number of well-established measures of authoritarianism; the best known (and hence the most widely used) is the California F Scale which attempts to measure prejudice, rigid thinking. There are nine factors and statements reflecting each factor:

 

1. Conventionalism: rigid adherence to conventional middle-class values. (‘Obedience and respect for authority are the most important virtues children should learn.’)

2. Authoritarian submission: uncritical acceptance of authority. (‘Young people sometimes get rebellious ideas, but as they grow up they ought to get over them and settle down.’)

3. Authoritarian aggression: a tendency to condemn anyone who violates conventional norms. (‘A person who has bad manners, habits and breeding can hardly expect to get along with decent people.’)

4. Anti-intraception: rejection of weakness or sentimentality. (‘The businessman and the manufacturer are much more important to society than the artist and professor.’)

5. Superstition and stereotypy: belief in mystical determinants of action and rigid, categorical thinking. (‘Some day it will probably be shown that astrology can explain a lot of things.’)

6. Power and toughness: preoccupation with dominance over others. (‘No weakness or difficulty can hold us back if we have enough willpower.’)

7. Destructiveness and cynicism: a generalized feeling of hostility and anger. (‘Human nature being what it is, there will always be war and conflict.’)

8. Projectivity: a tendency to project inner emotions and impulses outward. (‘Most people don’t realize how much our lives are controlled by plots hatched in secret places.’)

9. Sex: exaggerated concern for proper sexual conduct. (‘Homosexuals are hardly better than criminals and ought to be severely punished.’)

 

There are various different related concepts to that of authoritarianism. These include conservatism, dogmatism, and ethnocentrism. Some focus on thinking style, others on prejudice. Most argue that this “attitudinal syndrome” rather than a personality trait, occurs for both genetic/heredity and environmental factors. At the core of the theories is the idea of a generalized susceptibility to experience anxiety and threat when confronted by ambiguity or uncertainty.

Thus for various reasons – a person’s ability and personality, their early life and current circumstances – some people feel inferior and insecure and fearful of lack of clarity. Therefore to avoid uncertainty authoritarians dislike anything or anybody that advocates complexity, innovation, novelty, risk or change. They tend to dislike conflict and decision making and subjugate their personal feelings and needs to external authorise. They obey the rules norms, conventions and more importantly insist others do too.

 

So conservatives and authoritarians get obsessed by ordering and controlling their internal world and external world. They like simplistic, rigid and inflexible duties, laws, morals, obligation and rules. This affects everything from their choice of art to how they vote.

 

Closed-minded, dogmatic authoritarian people are characterized by three things:

 

1. A strong desire to reject all ideas opposed to their own;

 

2. A low degree of connectedness among various beliefs;

 

3. Many more complex and positive ideas about things/issues they do believe in as opposed to those they don’t believe in.

It is not a matter of intelligence but open minded people do solve questions more quickly and they seem able to synthesize information more quickly into new ideas. That is why they seem happier with novel, difficult and strange problems. Closed-minded people tend to get aggressive or withdraw when faced by novel ideas. There are many questionnaires that try to assess dogmatism.These are statements from them:

  • In this complicated world of ours the only way we can know what’s going on is to rely on leaders or experts who can be trusted.
  • My blood boils whenever a person stubbornly refused to admit he’s wrong.
  • There are two kinds of people in this world: those who are for the truth and those who are against the truth.
  • Most people just don’t know what’s good for them.
  • Of all the different philosophies which exist in this world there is probably only one which is correct.
  • Most of the ideas which get printed nowadays aren’t worth the paper they’re printed on.

 

The latest work in this area is exclusively on Right-Wing Authoritarianism (RWA) even though it is recognized that left wing people like Stalinists and Trotskyists can equally be authoritarian.

 

The idea is that RWA is made of up three attitudinal and behavioral clusters. The first is total submission to established authorities; the second generalized aggression to all “enemies” of those authorities and the third blind adherence to established social norms and conventions. So those with strong RWA beliefs and absolutists, bullies, dogmatists, hypocrites and zealots. They are enthusiastic advocates of punishment of all kinds and dubious about liberals and libertarianism.

 

They are uncritical of all they stand for being at times inconsistent and holding contradictory ideas. These are noticeable open to criticism of holding double standards but simultaneously self-righteous and not at all humble or self-critical.

 

Authoritarians are found in all walks of life, though they do get attracted to jobs and religions that concur with their particular value. They can be very intolerant and particularly malicious to those who they see as outsiders

 

There is a scene in the movie "All that jazz" where the producers are told because of the illness of the director of the show, that if the director indeed dies, the insurance will pay a significant sum of cash that means the show may be the first in the history of Broadway to turn a profit without ever opening.

 

An accountant type responds: "It is all very clear to me."

 

I'll leave it at that.

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I see you have been out playing in the cesspool again, dredging up more crap. 8)

 

 

Bottom line is: Trump's support is not from a psychological basis. It's from an intellectual basis.....because we all know how stupid liberalism is. :rofl:

 

Oh, on another topic.....did you read that there has been NO change in the Earth's temperature in the past 23 years? ( Thought I'd give you a little taste of your "whataboutism") :crazy:

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Lets see, I have a choice. I can read Pubby's research or I can flip over and see what Predident Trump has to say. Since I doubt Pubby can do nothing to help me be a better person, or improve my ability to help others, I guess I'll just slide on over to watch President Trump on Facebook.

 

By the way the Dow is over 24,000 for the first time in history. Looks like some more or my poorer friends will now get better jobs too.

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Lets see, I have a choice. I can read Pubby's research or I can flip over and see what Predident Trump has to say. Since I doubt Pubby can do nothing to help me be a better person, or improve my ability to help others, I guess I'll just slide on over to watch President Trump on Facebook.

 

By the way the Dow is over 24,000 for the first time in history. Looks like some more or my poorer friends will now get better jobs too.

 

Yeah, like mining coal in a non-union shop?

 

 

"It's the economy, stupid."

 

8)

 

If it were just that simple:

 

 

You can take the visual literally or figuratively; with Trump it is the same.

 

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Yeah, like mining coal in a non-union shop?

 

 

 

If it were just that simple:

 

 

You can take the visual literally or figuratively; with Trump it is the same.

 

pubby

 

You are getting close to perfecting your "whataboutism"... probably another 2 or 300 posts, and you'll have it down pat.....if you still have any readership by then. :p

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You are getting close to perfecting your "whataboutism"... probably another 2 or 300 posts, and you'll have it down pat.....if you still have any readership by then. :p

 

Is this image from the last GOP bubble bursting more fitting? Do know that we're replaying the same script.

 

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Of course the nuclear bomb video referenced the imagery possible with Trump's exacerbating the situation with N. Korea and that he's unhinged enough to do something stupid ...

 

pubby

 

PS: How confident are you that if the N. Koreans launched one of their missiles at DC they would not actually hit DC but Atlanta?

 

PPS: Read the research and recognize that all the comments are actually informative to the broader topic.

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PS: How confident are you that if the N. Koreans launched one of their missiles at DC they would not actually hit DC but Atlanta?

 

 

 

 

I'll tell you what I'm totally confident about.

 

We have a POTUS with a set of testicles. And that little fat North Korean wouldn't get one of his missiles within 1000 miles of the US before it was dispatched by our military and Pyongang (or whatever the NK capital is) would be a pile of smoking rubble within 30 minutes. You won't see DJT on any apology tours, either.

 

Frankly, except for the potential radioactive fallout, I'd hope he tries it. NK has been nothing but a wart on the ass of humanity, and, IMO, the world would be a better place after we reduce them to ashes.

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pubby is following the Democrat's strategy of keeping the sheeple occupied with daily drama so they won't notice how the economy is finally coming back now that the socialists are in charge. "

Market at record highs, and that's without the government propping it up with borrowed money. Housing market on fire, which is ALWAYS a necessary factor in any economic recovery. Budget deficit growing at a slower rate (not good enough, but a step in the right direction). Unemployment lower than it's been in many years. Business growth booming. Consumer confidence is waaaaay up and it appears that the holiday spending will set new records. Online purchasing is on fire more than anyone expected. UPS, USPS, FedEx are all completely overwhelmed with business.

But Democrats don't want their loyal subjects to know about any of that, so they keep them furious about what Trump tweeted or how many scoops of ice cream he had.


To be fair regarding the economy catching fire, it's not all about Trump. He's done some good things that help, but mostly it's just because the business-hostile Socialists are no longer in charge. Investors have been chomping at the bit to dump their private funding into the economy, but not until the Socialists were out of power. Amazing what the economy can do for itself, without government pouring borrowed money into it, when the government simply gets out of the way and allows capitalism to work.

It's a shame that the Socialist Democrats don't understand this. But that's OK, because The People are seeing just how wrong the Socialist Democratic Party is and how damaging they are to our country.


 

Is this image from the last GOP bubble bursting more fitting? Do know that we're replaying the same script.

 

wall-st-2008-crash.png

 

Of course the nuclear bomb video referenced the imagery possible with Trump's exacerbating the situation with N. Korea and that he's unhinged enough to do something stupid ...

 

pubby

 

PS: How confident are you that if the N. Koreans launched one of their missiles at DC they would not actually hit DC but Atlanta?

 

PPS: Read the research and recognize that all the comments are actually informative to the broader topic.

When you have no facts to support you, you manufacture lies and spread fear.

An old tactic of the Democrats.

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Three consecutive quarters of +3% growth.... the last time we saw that was 12 years ago.

 

;)

That means, if we are lucky, we have 2 years before everything goes bust as it did 10 years ago.

I'll tell you what I'm totally confident about.

 

We have a POTUS with a set of testicles. And that little fat North Korean wouldn't get one of his missiles within 1000 miles of the US before it was dispatched by our military and Pyongang (or whatever the NK capital is) would be a pile of smoking rubble within 30 minutes. You won't see DJT on any apology tours, either.

 

Frankly, except for the potential radioactive fallout, I'd hope he tries it. NK has been nothing but a wart on the ass of humanity, and, IMO, the world would be a better place after we reduce them to ashes.

 

Wow, not only did you "think" that up but you doubled down by typing it.

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That means, if we are lucky, we have 2 years before everything goes bust as it did 10 years ago.

 

 

Another one who just doesn't get it.

 

Things went bust last time because the government meddled in it and caused an artificial inflation.

 

 

This time the economy is booming because the government got out of the way.

 

 

I swear...Democrats are so negative and pessimistic, it's sickening!

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I'll tell you what I'm totally confident about.

 

We have a POTUS with a set of testicles. And that little fat North Korean wouldn't get one of his missiles within 1000 miles of the US before it was dispatched by our military and Pyongang (or whatever the NK capital is) would be a pile of smoking rubble within 30 minutes. You won't see DJT on any apology tours, either.

 

Frankly, except for the potential radioactive fallout, I'd hope he tries it. NK has been nothing but a wart on the ass of humanity, and, IMO, the world would be a better place after we reduce them to ashes.

There are a number of well-established measures of authoritarianism; the best known (and hence the most widely used) is the California F Scale which attempts to measure prejudice, rigid thinking. There are nine factors and statements reflecting each factor:

 

1. Conventionalism: rigid adherence to conventional middle-class values. (‘Obedience and respect for authority are the most important virtues children should learn.’)

2. Authoritarian submission: uncritical acceptance of authority. (‘Young people sometimes get rebellious ideas, but as they grow up they ought to get over them and settle down.’)

3. Authoritarian aggression: a tendency to condemn anyone who violates conventional norms. (‘A person who has bad manners, habits and breeding can hardly expect to get along with decent people.’)

4. Anti-intraception: rejection of weakness or sentimentality. (‘The businessman and the manufacturer are much more important to society than the artist and professor.’)

5. Superstition and stereotypy: belief in mystical determinants of action and rigid, categorical thinking. (‘Some day it will probably be shown that astrology can explain a lot of things.’)

6. Power and toughness: preoccupation with dominance over others. (‘No weakness or difficulty can hold us back if we have enough willpower.’)

7. Destructiveness and cynicism: a generalized feeling of hostility and anger. (‘Human nature being what it is, there will always be war and conflict.’)

8. Projectivity: a tendency to project inner emotions and impulses outward. (‘Most people don’t realize how much our lives are controlled by plots hatched in secret places.’)

9. Sex: exaggerated concern for proper sexual conduct. (‘Homosexuals are hardly better than criminals and ought to be severely punished.’)

 

#6 #9 ... I think encompasses your response there dogs.

 

Maybe #7 too.

 

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Can't support Hillary because of her server issue, thus Trump gets my support. Pretty simple...................

 

If it turns out that Trump and members of his campaign team and members of his administration were, in fact or effect, agents of the Russian government and promised and did things for them in return for their stealing internal documents from the Democrats with impunity (we can't prosecute the thieves; they won't extradite them); will you continue to support Trump?

 

You do know there is at present a circumstantial case that suggests this is what is happening and has happened and what the special prosecutor is doing is documenting the actions including money changing hands and official and unofficial acts in return.

 

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The White House wants the Senate GOP to end the Russia interference investigation. White House spokesperson says truth does not matter.

 

 

 

Michael Flynn (former National Security Adviser) pleads guilty to lying to the FBI in regard to the Russian probe. He probably has more information, now that he has officially been caught lying to the FBI.

 

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I shouldn't be but am still amazed at the stupidity and pathetic nature of the common liberal.

 

Attack the politician, attack the supporters of that politician, attack whatever and/or whoever you think you must to achieve your goals/agenda.

 

And it is the common liberal that makes it difficult for reasonable people to accept or believe that there are good people out that that happen to be liberal, though I still contend that there must be.

 

Not on this site... but somewhere.

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If it turns out that Trump and members of his campaign team and members of his administration were, in fact or effect, agents of the Russian government and promised and did things for them in return for their stealing internal documents from the Democrats with impunity (we can't prosecute the thieves; they won't extradite them); will you continue to support Trump?

 

You do know there is at present a circumstantial case that suggests this is what is happening and has happened and what the special prosecutor is doing is documenting the actions including money changing hands and official and unofficial acts in return.

 

pubby

More lies.

 

There is absolutely no evidence at this point that Trump himself did anything wrong in regard to Russia. Even with people like Flynn, their is little evidence that they did anything illegal other than lying to the FBI.

 

Are you intentionally lying, or does your party have you that badly brainwashed?

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More lies.

 

There is absolutely no evidence at this point that Trump himself did anything wrong in regard to Russia. Even with people like Flynn, their is little evidence that they did anything illegal other than lying to the FBI.

 

Are you intentionally lying, or does your party have you that badly brainwashed?

 

More lies? What lies are you talking about? The one's where Trump says the tax bill will cost him? The lie that it will create so much growth it won't add trillions of dollars to the deficit? The ones that say that the Trump administration is competent? That it did not collude with the Russians? That it did not seek to surreptitiously practice foreign relations in direct violation of the Logan Act? That his administration is the most successful administration with the greatest inauguration crowds and most votes of any president ever in history?

 

There are so many of them so I'll just talk about the one's we learned of in the last couple of days.

 

There is a tremendous amount of circumstantial evidence suggesting that Trump is knee deep in this including his obvious acts that can be logically portrayed to be acts of obstruction of justice.

 

For instance, while it is not direct testimony saying 'he told me to shut it down' privately, Jeff Sessions, in a closed senate hearing chose to violate his oath to tell the truth by refusing to answer the question if Trump directly told him to shut down the investigation into Flynn and the involvement of Russia's meddling in our election. He could have said "No" there were no orders to do so but he didn't. He also did not say "Yes, President Trump said to." He didn't claim executive privilege and he didn't claim protection under the fifth amendment; he just refused to answer the question which is a prima-fascia case of contempt of congress.

 

Heck, this morning in admitting his lie to the FBI, Micheal Flynn in essence admitted to a blatant violation of the Logan act in the December dealings with Soviet Foreign Minister Kislyak.

 

You, sir are myopic if not blind. The stench of corruption is so overwhelming, if you were on TV they'd be saying you're nose blind. Either that or you are ... oh never mind.

 

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More lies.

 

Trump lit the White House Christmas tree and like his inauguration the crowds were huge. :lol:

 

“We had a massive crowd of people. We had a crowd… I looked over that sea of people, and I said to myself, ‘wow’, and I’ve seen crowds before.

 

https://www.yahoo.com/news/hundreds-empty-seats-spotted-donald-172150301.html

 

 

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More lies? What lies are you talking about? The one's where Trump says the tax bill will cost him? The lie that it will create so much growth it won't add trillions of dollars to the deficit? The ones that say that the Trump administration is competent? That it did not collude with the Russians? That it did not seek to surreptitiously practice foreign relations in direct violation of the Logan Act? That his administration is the most successful administration with the greatest inauguration crowds and most votes of any president ever in history?

 

There are so many of them so I'll just talk about the one's we learned of in the last couple of days.

 

There is a tremendous amount of circumstantial evidence suggesting that Trump is knee deep in this including his obvious acts that can be logically portrayed to be acts of obstruction of justice.

 

For instance, while it is not direct testimony saying 'he told me to shut it down' privately, Jeff Sessions, in a closed senate hearing chose to violate his oath to tell the truth by refusing to answer the question if Trump directly told him to shut down the investigation into Flynn and the involvement of Russia's meddling in our election. He could have said "No" there were no orders to do so but he didn't. He also did not say "Yes, President Trump said to." He didn't claim executive privilege and he didn't claim protection under the fifth amendment; he just refused to answer the question which is a prima-fascia case of contempt of congress.

 

Heck, this morning in admitting his lie to the FBI, Micheal Flynn in essence admitted to a blatant violation of the Logan act in the December dealings with Soviet Foreign Minister Kislyak.

 

You, sir are myopic if not blind. The stench of corruption is so overwhelming, if you were on TV they'd be saying you're nose blind. Either that or you are ... oh never mind.

 

pubby

My message was clear, it's a that there is any evidence of Trump himself doing something illegal with the Russians.

 

Will some come out later? Maybe. But as of now, absolutely no evidence that Trump did anything illegal

 

Trump lit the White House Christmas tree and like his inauguration the crowds were huge. :lol:

 

“We had a massive crowd of people. We had a crowd… I looked over that sea of people, and I said to myself, ‘wow’, and I’ve seen crowds before.

 

https://www.yahoo.com/news/hundreds-empty-seats-spotted-donald-172150301.html

 

 

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Who cares, except the people who jump at any chance to hate on the man. This has nothing to do with running the country.

 

The pettiness of the partisan left is absolutely disgusting.

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More lies.

 

There is absolutely no evidence at this point that Trump himself did anything wrong in regard to Russia. Even with people like Flynn, their is little evidence that they did anything illegal other than lying to the FBI.

 

Are you intentionally lying, or does your party have you that badly brainwashed?

 

One would have to actually HAVE a brain to become brainwashed. My vote is for congenital stupidity.

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My message was clear, it's a that there is any evidence of Trump himself doing something illegal with the Russians.

Will some come out later? Maybe. But as of now, absolutely no evidence that Trump did anything illegal

Who cares, except the people who jump at any chance to hate on the man. This has nothing to do with running the country.

The pettiness of the partisan left is absolutely disgusting.

I care. The low turnout rate of his crowds along with the fact that he bigly lost the popular vote lets me know that most Americans are decent people that care more about their country than their party.

 

As far as being petty. I don't recall you calling out anyone on the right for being petty when they picked on the Obamas about absolutely everything including body shaming Michelle Obama.

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I care. The low turnout rate of his crowds along with the fact that he bigly lost the popular vote lets me know that most Americans are decent people that care more about their country than their party.

 

As far as being petty. I don't recall you calling out anyone on the right for being petty when they picked on the Obamas about absolutely everything including body shaming Michelle Obama.

 

 

G D is a bigot, Jenny! He doesn't call out other bigots for shaming, or any other slander regard to the Obama's.

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I care. The low turnout rate of his crowds along with the fact that he bigly lost the popular vote lets me know that most Americans are decent people that care more about their country than their party.

 

As far as being petty. I don't recall you calling out anyone on the right for being petty when they picked on the Obamas about absolutely everything including body shaming Michelle Obama.

My point exactly. You're more interested in stuff like this than solving real problems.

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