Donald Trump claimed he was the “least racist person” when he came out to talk to reporters with his helicopter fired up in the background. Congress has been looking at whether POTUS has been carrying out his duties, and he has not. However, the question becomes will they impeach him? Certainly, Trump’s words to reporters this morning were further proof.
Trump said that the people in Baltimore were “living in hell.” Then, he went after the revered Representative Elijah Cummings (D-MD) and his city Baltimore, Maryland. After that, the commander-in-chief claimed that many Baltimore citizens had secretly agreed with him.
CNN reporter Jeremy Diamond was in the reporters’ gaggle and heard the president say he did not regret going after Cummings and Baltimore. Then, he blasted the representative once again for the city’s inner core’s problems.
Trump suddenly made this bizarre claim after he called Baltimore “dangerous” and “filthy:”
‘Baltimore residents have called to thank him for his comments.’
NBC’s Jonathan Allen tweeted:
‘One thing that gets lost because we’ve become so accustomed to it is the number of things the president has said to the public that Mueller has said his investigation found were lies, from hoax to having no business dealings in Russia. Lying to the public used to hurt presidents.’
‘Lying to the public used to hurt presidents. Well it HAS hurt Trump too — he’s never been able to crack 50% in reliable approval rating polls, and about two thirds of voters describe him as dishonest, which means even some of his supporters know that he’s deceitful, and they accept it.’
How do Trump believers justify his claims? Here are some of the excuses, according to CNN Business:
‘– Some Trump supporters say he is speaking to a “larger truth,” even though he’s not getting the smaller facts right. Example: When he tells stories about illegal voting, he’s calling attention to a threat they perceive to be real and looking out for their votes.
— Other Trump supporters openly accept his personality flaws, and sometimes tepidly criticize his worst impulses, in exchange for long-sought-after policy achievements.
— Some backers also say “all politicians lie,” ignoring the fact that Trump’s lies are in a league of their own.
— They also excuse some of his deception as trolling, you know, “owning the libs.’
Political scientist and Dartmouth professor Brendan Nyhan said this:
‘We often struggle to tell why people believe stuff. There’s a lot of research on ‘motivated reasoning’ including my work that finds people apply less scrutiny to information that affirms their priors and more scrutiny to information that contradicts them. Other theories are that people affirm things they know to be false at least to some extent to express their political feelings/affiliations or that doing so is a way to signal your loyalty to a leader.’
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