Here’s The SHOCKING Reason Why Trumpsters Still Love Their President
Donald Trump gained a following by speaking for people that felt that they had not been heard by politicians. He built hatred and fear in America and used that as a steppingstone to win the presidency.
Many of the people that voted for him still support him, they believe his lies and are just as hateful as he is.
Trump held a rally just four weeks into his presidency and the people still love him.
They love the fact that he gave more power to Immigration officials, the fact that he still plans to build a wall that will cost taxpayers money, the fact that he banned Muslims from entering the country that was built on acceptance, and to top it all off, they love the fact that he keeps accusing the media of being “fake news.”
Trump used his rally to bash on the media. “They have their own agenda and their agenda is not your agenda,” he said. This crowd was “our people,” he said.
Timothy Stanley, a historian and columnist for Britain’s Daily Telegraph, shared his opinion on CNN as to why Trumpsters hate the media just as much as the Man(Donald Trump) himself does:
“I did not go to the rally in Florida. But I have been to many, many Trump rallies, and as I’ve tried to score interviews with the audience, I’ve noticed that Trumpites have two things in common. One is a suspicion of journalists. They always want to know what outlet I represent and what questions I’m likely to ask. Once the interview is over, they usually say the same thing: “Why does the media hate Donald Trump so much?”
I reply that we’re just doing our job — asking questions in the same way that we do of every politician. But there’s no escaping that the media does have an institutional leaning.
My conservative politics are unusual within journalism. The average Trumpite would think I was a pinko. But the average editor probably thinks I’m to the right of Chuck Norris. And while that institutional liberalism is not universal — after all, Fox and Breitbart are part of the media, too — and does not routinely translate into bias, the right-wing skepticism of our motives is understandable. If the media keeps politicians on their toes, political activists are at liberty to keep us on our toes, too.
In the last few years — particularly since Sarah Palin — confronting the press has become part of the right’s program, like securing the border or cutting taxes. They see a liberal press as injurious to democracy and a block to conservative governance.
When they watched that crazy press conference Thursday, they didn’t share the media’s alarm. They saw Trump fighting for survival, trying to break what they regard as the media’s damaging monopoly on the truth. They’re asking themselves, “Why doesn’t the media let Donald get on with the job he was elected to do?”
Aside from hatred of the press, the other thing I’ve found that binds Trumpites together is a fear of decline. It’s often noted that Trump supporters are wealthier than the working-class they claim to speak for, but that’s beside the point. These are concerned citizens who have a patriotic dislike of unemployment or Islamist terrorism. They voted for Trump because he promised to restore the nation’s greatness, by building a wall and locking jobs inside.
From this point-of-view, conservatives are keeping faith with Trump because Trump is keeping faith with them. His list of executive orders is a wish list for the right: reverse Obamacare’s spiraling costs, start planning for a border wall, reduce regulations, etc. His Supreme Court pick is a younger Antonin Scalia. The whiteness, maleness and conservatism of his Cabinet proves he’s not making any concessions to political correctness.
If Trump had done what so much of the media expected him to do and come into office promising unity, compassion and lollipops, it would’ve amounted to a betrayal of his base. What’s striking — almost impressive — about Donald Trump is the consistency between candidate and president.
And here’s the genius of his anti-media strategy: Even if he fails, it’s not his fault. Trump and his base believe the conspiracy against them is enormous and almost unbeatable. By attacking the media as forcefully as Trump has, he has primed his supporters for defeat. That’s why many will forgive the mistakes he has made in the past month. They’ll regard them as inevitable. Donald, they’ll say, is doing his best.
Donald Trump needs the media. Attacking the media is part of the reason he won. Hatred of the media is one of things that will rally his troops around him as he tries to do his job. Ironically, the media needs Trump, too. As the President has often said, he’s great for ratings.”