February 10, 2017 By Allen Clifton 0 Comments
In all my time following politics, I’ve never dealt with anything like supporters of Donald Trump. These are folks who seem to live in a version of reality that only exists in their own minds. It’s why I’ve said Trump is more of a cult leader than any sort of political figure.
For proof of this look no further than a new poll put out by Public Policy Polling that painted a rather embarrassing picture of how ignorant the majority of Trump supporters are.
Here are some of the results. Out of the Trump supporters surveyed, only:
47% know Frederick Douglass is dead.
45% have a “favorable” view of Black History Month, while 35% have an “unfavorable” view.
46% think there should be a White History Month.
51% agree with the “Bowling Green Massacre” comments from Kellyanne Conway — 25% weren’t sure.
51% believe he should have the power to overturn decisions by judges he disagrees with.
18% support a law requiring a presidential candidate to disclose at least 5-years worth of tax returns.
22% think he should release his tax returns.
48% have an “unfavorable” view of Russia.
64% support a 20% tax on items imported from Mexico.
55% think “millions” voted illegally during the election.
19% view Putin as “favorable” — 18% higher than his supporters who view Hillary Clinton as “favorable.”
That is an astonishing list of unbelievable ignorance. I’ll just start with the first one and work my way down.
It’s a sad state of affairs when basically half of Trump voters aren’t aware that Frederick Douglass is dead, considering he died in 1895. Furthermore, more than 1 out of 3 have a negative view of Black History Month — while nearly half think we should have White History Month. Please, tell me more about how racism isn’t an issue within the Republican Party.
Half of those who voted for him actually believe the non-existent “Bowling Green Massacre” happened. Nothing like half the people who voted for you believing in fictitious terrorist attacks, while claiming that legitimate news is “fake” because they don’t like hearing the truth.
Apparently half of his supporters also believe that he should have the right to unconstitutionally overrule the Third Branch of our government by overruling judicial rulings he disagrees with. You know, like a dictator. It’s hilarious these people claim to be all about the Constitution when they don’t seem to know much of anything about it.
And something definitely tells me that the 82% of his supporters that don’t support a law requiring presidential candidates to disclose their tax returns would feel much different about that issue if Hillary Clinton had been elected without showing her returns.