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This is a political post.
If you hate politics, do not scroll down.
If you do scroll down….caveat emptor.
When I talk with Trump supporters one thing I hear a lot is: “Hey! The economy is doing well!”
I have two immediate thoughts in response.
ONE: Is that all that matters to you? I mean, doesn’t it bother you that a man who bragged about sexually abusing women is in the Oval Office? Doesn’t it matter to you that the man is also a racist, xenophobe, and misogynist? Doesn’t it matter to you that the man is a proven liar (he lies far more than he tells the truth), has put utterly incompetent people in charge of various critical agencies, and has asked THE most alarming question ever: “What is the point of nuclear weapons if we don’t use them?” Doesn’t it matter to you that the man denies climate change? And…doesn’t it matter to you that the man ever-more appears to be a Putin puppet?
TWO: Trump cannot take credit for the economy. Why not? Because no President can claim credit (or take blame) for the economy in their first year in office. This is properly attributed to their predecessor. And the stock market experienced a HUGE upswing under Obama. It was just below 7,000 when he took office, and he handed Trump a market at 18,250. So, wow. Thanks, Obama!
Trump often tweets about some great job-creating deal he made but a few minutes of fact-checking proves almost all these claims as false. Trump will take credit for X factory opening but a quick fact-check proves that the land was purchased five years ago, construction took four years, and the factory opened in 2017. How is Trump responsible for this?
Trump also brag tweets about renegotiating better deals for America but, again, a quick fact-check will disprove such claims.
When I mention all of the above to a Trump supporter I, without exception, receive the same response. They don’t believe me. They know Obama wrecked the economy and that Trump has saved it. Even though not a shred of evidence supports this.
Not. A. Shred.
But, as I have learned, Trump supporters are hostile to reality.
I fear for America. I really do.