President Donald Trump recently announced that his White House would not be releasing visitor’s logs, in other words, the records of people who have met with the president.
Under the Obama administration, they were a matter of public record, with a few exceptions carved out for national security purposes. Prior to being elected, Trump attacked President Obama over this very same issue.
Why does Obama believe he shouldn’t comply with record releases that his predecessors did of their own volition? Hiding something?
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 30, 2012
Why is @BarackObama spending millions to try and hide his records? He is the least transparent President–ever–and he ran on transparency.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 6, 2012
In response to this, comedian Jimmy Kimmel decided to take to the streets to see where Trump’s supporters stand on this issue. Sadly, but not surprisingly, they maintained their support of Trump even as Kimmel laid out some truly disturbing scenarios.
For example, one Trump supporter was asked how he would feel if he found out that Trump had met with Casey Anthony in order to discuss children’s issue. The man replied that he’s sure Anthony has learned her lesson and that she would have some valuable insight given what she’s been through.
Another supporter was asked how they felt about Trump meeting with convicted serial killer Charles Manson. The supporter was a bit confused by this possibility, but ultimately suggested that Trump was probably just trying to pick Manson’s brain a bit.
One of the more disheartening bits came when one of Trump’s supporters said they would be okay with Trump secretly meeting with Joseph Stalin in order to improve US-Russian relations. The Trump supporter didn’t seem to understand that Stalin has been dead for more than 60 years. Nor did he seem particularly concerned that Trump was meeting with one of the 20th century’s most brutal dictators. Then again, judging by his apparent ignorance regarding whether Stalin was alive, it’s possible he doesn’t even know who Stalin is.
For more information, you can check out the entire segment below:
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