I just read an article that showed up on my iPhone’s newsfeed this morning. CNN’s Alisyn Camerota held a panel discussion with six voters from swing districts in Pennsylvania. When the group was asked by Camerota if they were “tired of the divisiveness,” they all agreed that they were. But they were split down the middle over whether Donald Trump was responsible for that divisiveness.
“Do you think that President Trump plays any role in that divisiveness?” Camerota asked.
“No,” several voters responded. When Camerota asked the group if they think the President is “being helpful,” one Trump supporter replied: “I think he’s being helpful, yes.”
Camerota asked that same person if there was anything Trump could do that would make her not vote for him. “No.”
“If he shot someone on 5th Avenue, would you vote for him?” Camerota asked, referring to Trump’s infamous comment during his 2016 campaign that he could shoot someone on the busy New York City street and still get elected.
“You’d have to know why he shot him,” another Trump supporter, said.
“Yeah, why did he shoot him?” yet another supporter echoed.
Are you fucking kidding me? These people are the very definition of delusional. If this is the way half of American voters think, the American republic is doomed.