Why do people think Trump supporters are stupid? ~ Adam-Troy Castro

This was written by Adam-Troy Castro ~it was passed onto me without the authors name, but now have it… sincere apologies … link to original 

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An anguished question from a Trump supporter: ‘Why do liberals think Trump supporters are stupid?’

THE SERIOUS ANSWER: Here’s what the majority of anti-Trump voters honestly feel about Trump supporters en masse:

That when you saw a man who had owned a fraudulent University, intent on scamming poor people, you thought “Fine.” (https://www.usatoday.com/…/trump-university-sett…/502387002/)

That when you saw a man who had made it his business practice to stiff his creditors, you said, “Okay.” (https://www.thedailybeast.com/trump-hotel-paid-millions-in-…)

That when you heard him proudly brag about his own history of sexual abuse, you said, “No problem.” (https://abcnews.go.com/…/list-trumps-accusers-allega…/story…)

That when he made up stories about seeing Muslim-Americans in the thousands cheering the destruction of the World Trade Center, you said, “Not an issue.” (https://www.washingtonpost.com/…/donald-trumps-outrageous-…/)

That when you saw him brag that he could shoot a man on Fifth Avenue and you wouldn’t care, you exclaimed, “He sure knows me.” (https://www.usatoday.com/…/president-donald-tru…/4073405002/)

That when you heard him relating a story of an elderly guest of his country club, an 80-year old man, who fell off a stage and hit his head, to Trump replied: “‘Oh my God, that’s disgusting,’ and I turned away. I couldn’t—you know, he was right in front of me, and I turned away. I didn’t want to touch him. He was bleeding all over the place. And I felt terrible, because it was a beautiful white marble floor, and now it had changed color. Became very red.” You said, “That’s cool!” (https://www.gq.com/story/donald-trump-howard-stern-story)

That when you saw him mock the disabled, you thought it was the funniest thing you ever saw. (https://www.nbcnews.com/…/donald-trump-criticized-after-he-…)

That when you heard him brag that he doesn’t read books, you said, “Well, who has time?” (https://www.theatlantic.com/…/americas-first-post-t…/549794/)

That when the Central Park Five were compensated as innocent men convicted of a crime they didn’t commit, and he angrily said that they should still be in prison, you said, “That makes sense.” (https://www.usatoday.com/…/what-trump-has-said-…/1501321001/)

That when you heard him tell his supporters to beat up protesters and that he would hire attorneys, you thought, “Yes!” (https://www.latimes.com/…/la-na-trump-campaign-protests-201…)

That when you heard him tell one rally to confiscate a man’s coat before throwing him out into the freezing cold, you said, “What a great guy!” (https://www.independent.co.uk/…/donald-trump-orders-protest…)

That you have watched the parade of neo-Nazis and white supremacists with whom he curries favor, while refusing to condemn outright Nazis, and you have said, “Thumbs up!” (https://www.theatlantic.com/…/why-cant-trump-just-c…/567320/)

That you hear him unable to talk to foreign dignitaries without insulting their countries and demanding that they praise his electoral win, you said, “That’s the way I want my President to be.” (https://www.huffpost.com/…/trump-insult-foreign-countries-l…)

That you have watched him remove expertise from all layers of government in favor of people who make money off of eliminating protections in the industries they’re supposed to be regulating and you have said, “What a genius!” (https://www.politico.com/…/138-trump-policy-changes-2017-00…)

That you have heard him continue to profit from his businesses, in part by leveraging his position as President, to the point of overcharging the Secret Service for space in the properties he owns, and you have said, “That’s smart!” (https://www.usnews.com/…/how-is-donald-trump-profiting-from…)

That you have heard him say that it was difficult to help Puerto Rico because it was in the middle of water and you have said, “That makes sense.” (https://www.washingtonpost.com/…/the-very-big-ocean-betwee…/)

That you have seen him start fights with every country from Canada to New Zealand while praising Russia and quote, “falling in love” with the dictator of North Korea, and you have said, “That’s statesmanship!” (https://www.cnn.com/…/donald-trump-dictators-kim…/index.html)

That Trump separated children from their families and put them in cages, managed to lose track of 1500 kids, has opened a tent city incarceration camp in the desert in Texas – he explains that they’re just “animals” – and you say, “Well, OK then.” (https://www.nbcnews.com/…/more-5-400-children-split-border-…)

That you have witnessed all the thousand and one other manifestations of corruption and low moral character and outright animalistic rudeness and contempt for you, the working American voter, and you still show up grinning and wearing your MAGA hats and threatening to beat up anybody who says otherwise. (https://www.americanprogress.org/…/confronting-cost-trumps…/)

What you don’t get, Trump supporters, is that our succumbing to frustration and shaking our heads, thinking of you as stupid, may very well be wrong and unhelpful, but it’s also…hear me…charitable.

Because if you’re NOT stupid, we must turn to other explanations, and most of them are less flattering.

23 thoughts on “Why do people think Trump supporters are stupid? ~ Adam-Troy Castro

  1. Can you write one on asking –if you love Jesus how can you ALSO love Trump. There are plenty of good Republicans out there, but this one has broken more of the ten commandments than any other president. (But I can’t document that, so we might just have to skip the numbers.) I started writing it, but I can’t always find a factual reference, and without that I am just jabbering.

    1. You should get an award for explaining so many things that i cant all i know is the longer he is president the more discussed im getting …..Great writing

  2. Stupid is as stupid does. Trump fans, by supporting him, are proving their stupidity. Never has the United States had a more corrupt, lazy, incompetent, uninformed, incoherent, illiterate, racist, rapey, clueless, dishonest, amoral, sociopathic man-child for a leader. He’s such an unhinged embarrassment, and the world laughs at him and us. So anyone who thinks he’s a good president IS stupid.

  3. Although very incomplete, this still provides a nifty one stop shop. My go-to with Trump supporters is to ask them what the definition of “evil” and “objective” are, and then press the matter with the obvious follow-up because, after all, Trump is objectively speaking quite evil.

    Trump’s welcoming his newborn son home and then within a month moving on to cheat on his wife and commence sexual affairs with two porn stars is the one I would add to the litany. But, there are so many missing. . .

  4. To be blunt, bottom line, trumpers don’t read, are extremely hypocritical, lack their own moral compass, they may have once had, maybe growing up and taught values by good parents, teachers, service professionals in all walks of life. You don’t have to be religious, just someone who lives, “treat others and their property as you want to be treated”, Jesus teachings, his life, reaching out to the lowly in need, our family, our neighbors. How about the sermon on the mount, the greatest commandment, love God, second love neighbor as self; all GOD’s creation is good, people like trump hate and destroy, as the sociopath he is, no conscience, empathy.About the prayer of St Francis, how about the Gospel of Matthew, Acts of the Apostles. etc.The conversion of St Paul, the roman killer/leader who became an instrument of God’s peace. I’m a Sr Financial Reporting Analyst, global enterprises, certifications, but I pray, act in union with others in national and local social JUSTICE actions. I look for signs of fulfilling my purpose from God. I read, listen, learn, influence, try to model best practices, as parent, grandparent. We must aspire to do right, account, as others account, We must forgive, and correct. If we have personal integrity, we must be that same person in public, in our work. There’s not a choice here; business can be stable/with growth, and share it’s resources in a reasonable way. We are charged with care for God’s creation, our environment, forever, not roll back good regulation, which protects us from violations of, and abuses of our Constitution, by Wall street, or Government’s leaders. I stop now. But there is so much good out there, We can’t loose it. THE ABOVE POINTS ARE THE TIP OF THE ICEBERG: The Washington Post has a count of 18,000 lies, in 1,170 days. WE CAN MAKE THE WORLD A BETTER PLACE. WE CAN, without a fascist in the WH and his cronies.

  5. What I don’t understand is I have many friends that still support him. People I’ve known for many years. People I believe to be intelligent, compassionate people. Not stupid at all. The only common core thing is Fox News. Is it possible they are using subliminal message to brainwash otherwise smart people??

    1. Odette Winne, I am as confused as you. I was raised in a large family of Republicans. I am, as of 40 or so years ago, the lone Democrat in this family. I have three grown sons. One is a Full Bird Colonel; one is a retired Master Chief Petty Officer; one is a Police Detective with 15 years on his force. They are intelligent, bright, honorable, loving sons. They all three voted for Trump…..and to this day I still cannot wrap my head around that. I have many intelligent, bright, loving nephews and nieces that, all, voted for Trump. The common denominator? The only thing I can determine is that they are all Republicans. Do they think they have to vote Republican just because they are Republicans? Even though I am a registered Democrat, I have always voted for the person, not the Party. I have racked my brain trying to figure out WHY they cannot see the many terrible things in that man what I see. Many get angry when I say that their president cannot be trusted and is ruining our country. Seven years ago, I posted on facebook that I thought Donald J. Trump is the biggest ass that ever walked this earth. I’ve not seen, in all these years, anything to make me change my mind. Many of my family members are angry that I didn’t (and WILL NOT) vote for him. I know that not ALL Trump supporters are dumb….my sons, nephews and nieces certainly are not dumb. So, could someone, please, explain the hold that man has on so many bright, intelligent people?

  6. I have been a Republican all my life. I voted for Trump last election. I also though believe he is a babbling buffoon. I also believe though our government is severely broken and no longer represents the people. How could any just government let the issue in Flint just drag on as a example. Between the corruption in the Congress and a President spinning like a top my hope is the whole thing crashes and we get new parties and ideas. So why not vote for implosion so we can start over

  7. Of course not all people who support him are stupid, but the ignorance among his supporters is astonishing. Don’t forget people who took HCQ as a cure/treatment for COVID-19. His delayed response to the COVID-19 pandemic shows how clueless he is with regards to science. He got into Wharton thanks to his connections, not because he did the work to get in on his own. Back then, Wharton’s standards of admissions weren’t as difficult as they became today. One of his professors there said he was the dumbest student he ever taught

  8. This list is nice, but Trump literally could shoot someone on 5th ave, and his rabid, bootlicking followers would eat it up. There is something wrong with the brains of these people, I think it stems from problems with their limbic systems and amygdalas. There’s just such a lack of empathy and everything is black and white for them. I think they don’t think deeply about issues, and they just believe what they hear on facebook or from their other ignorant friends. Then they accuse everyone else of living in an elitist bubble. I didnt think I would ever see such large swaths of people completely brainwashed by Trump’s ‘razzledazzle’ showmanship.

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