Our Lack Of Standing
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I talk with Trump supporters.
And, when I do, I always get the same answers to my question: “Why do you support Trump?”
Consistently though, the answers are the opposite of the truth, and the opposite of reality. For example, I hear this: “I like Trump because he’s made America respected across the globe. We weren’t respected under Obama.”
Today, the nonpartisan Pew Research Center released an updated poll:
Pew also shows that in every country save two (Russia and Israel), the global standing of America has plummeted under Trump. As it did under George W. Bush. Our standing significantly rose under Obama.
So, when Trump supporters say to me: “I like Trump because he’s made America respected across the globe. We weren’t respected under Obama,” they are simply repeating what Trump says. These supporters never fact-check Trump. Nope.
If Trump says X, his supporters believe X, without question. And, in my experience, nothing I say or show makes the slightest difference.
This scares me.
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