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Former President Donald Trump's supporters say they hold him as a source of true information over their family, friends, and religious leaders, according to a new CBS News/YouGov poll out on Sunday.

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[-] [email protected] 296 points 8 months ago
[-] [email protected] 56 points 8 months ago

Not even when they hand out the Flavoraid

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[-] [email protected] 158 points 8 months ago

Pure brain rot, Jesus Christ.

[-] [email protected] 36 points 8 months ago

They prefer Trump over HIM, too.

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[-] [email protected] 128 points 8 months ago* (last edited 8 months ago)

If you told me 10 years ago Donald Fucking Trump would be the head of the largest American cult of all time...

Just... What the fuck guys? What the actual fuck.

[-] [email protected] 39 points 8 months ago

The only way you can control people is to lie to them.


If a man really wanted to make a million dollars, the best way to do it would be start his own religion.

-- L. Don Trumppard

[-] [email protected] 33 points 8 months ago

At least Hubbard could form a complete sentence.

[-] [email protected] 41 points 8 months ago

That part is genuinely the most baffling part to me. Like, I can see why somebody would fall into the cult of a really charismatic leader, a great public speaker that gets to your emotions etc.

But I can't decipher half the shit that man says. He's not just incapable of forming a proper sentence with a point, but he also has a terrible speaking voice, making his incoherent ramblings even harder to understand when not transcribed.

[-] [email protected] 22 points 8 months ago

He says the offensive stuff that's been repressed for 60 years on the political stage. Trump could use the N-word with a hard R and his polls would go up.

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[-] [email protected] 109 points 8 months ago

Fucking. Morons.

[-] [email protected] 101 points 8 months ago
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[-] [email protected] 81 points 8 months ago

This is absolutely grade A batshit crazy, not just your average dystopian batshit crazy.

[-] [email protected] 22 points 8 months ago

All the lead poisoning is getting into the boomer's reasoning and reading comprehension skills.

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[-] [email protected] 77 points 8 months ago

Not the smartest bunch. Unfortunately, that bunch seems to encompass 30-40 percent of the American population.

[-] [email protected] 35 points 8 months ago

Half of all people are dumber than average.

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[-] [email protected] 76 points 8 months ago

A lot of words to say CULT

[-] [email protected] 71 points 8 months ago* (last edited 8 months ago)

My father is one of them. Because of his idiotic glorification and idol worship of trump, my family has told him to fuck off. Haven’t talked to him for almost 3 years now. He even believed the big lie

[-] [email protected] 37 points 8 months ago

Pretty much the same for my family. My parents were always hard right conspiracy types but it used to be that they still had something redeeming about them. I don't like to remember the Thanksgiving Dinner of 2009, the last time we got together.

Hey mom I am dating a girl and it is getting kinda serious. Also I finished that engineering degree and loving working in a big city. Plus you know I flew out here to see you guys. Can we maybe talk about something besides Obama being a Satan Muslim for like a minute? No?

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[-] [email protected] 56 points 8 months ago

I feel like we need some sort of legal protection for circumstances like this. no objective analysis of these people's behaviour would agree that they're acting rationally, and probably can't even be considered to be in their right minds. should we risk individuals so afflicted being able to determine the direction an entire country takes? do they pass out voting forms at mental institutions?

[-] [email protected] 41 points 8 months ago

Disqualifying a candidate is the intended legal protection. Unfortunately, I'm not sure that will ever be used effectively if it's not done to Trump.

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[-] [email protected] 55 points 8 months ago* (last edited 8 months ago)

I really think that many moderates and liberals simply don't understand the grasp that he has over some people. This is how post WW1 Germany became Nazi Germany right before WW2.

We can make fun of it. We can complain about it. But what I rarely see is people studying it and trying to understand both the draw and the origins of this deadly attraction.

As much as we want to simply call these people "stupid" or "clueless" (which many people in this thread have already one) but it is much deeper than that. In fact taking that simplistic approach only makes it that much easier for him to recruit more people. The Left is so quick to minimize the hardships that many Trump supporters have faced in the past which might have pushed then to join his cult. If you constantly push groups away and this cult is openly embracing them and saying they understand their pain, then you can't be surprised when you hear headlines like the one for this story.

[-] [email protected] 23 points 8 months ago

Well, yeah people call them stupid because they have the most access to facts out of all humans throughout history and yet work hardest to reject ALL of them except those they want to believe.

And I don't think most people were all that quick to dismiss these people's pain at first, in fact a lot of us have felt it firsthand. It's just really hard to feel sorry for people who are proudly bigoted, hateful, and willfully ignorant.

You're right, it's not helpful to call them stupid and dismiss their views, but it's honestly like we have no choice. How do you help and have empathy for people who would make your friends' existence illegal? How can you take seriously someone who constantly screams about problems that don't really exist, and are solely based on fearing people who have no interest in bothering them?

Seriously? Real questions.

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[-] [email protected] 54 points 8 months ago

It's a cult

[-] [email protected] 49 points 8 months ago

I was downvoted for this comment on another thread:

1/3 of the electorate would be happy to have trump rape their kids live on C-SPAN and would line up to suck his asshole as an expression of gratitude.

I stand by it.

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[-] [email protected] 49 points 8 months ago

I got told I'll get kicked out of my own apartment by someone who isn't on the lease if I make fun of trump and Republicans out loud lmao.

Me and my mother are on the lease. Her BF who lives with us isn't . Apparently he'll kick me out of my own apartment (I'm 25 btw. Not a kid.)

[-] [email protected] 31 points 8 months ago

So why is your mother dating this douche?

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[-] [email protected] 26 points 8 months ago

Get a gun in case he tries to murder you in your sleep for not being part of the borg.

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[-] [email protected] 41 points 8 months ago
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[-] [email protected] 36 points 8 months ago

Just like cult members. 🙄

[-] [email protected] 27 points 8 months ago

It's terrifying how similar the Trump playbook is to that of a cult leader. Convincing someone that they must trust you over their family and friends is step one to getting them isolated and exploitable.

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[-] [email protected] 34 points 8 months ago

It's called a cult.

[-] [email protected] 33 points 8 months ago

Considering that Trump told them that COVID-19 wouldn't kill them and their family said it would, of course they would trust him since it didn't. Those that died of COVID, of course, didn't answer the poll. Survivorship bias!

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[-] [email protected] 32 points 8 months ago

It’s because they’re fucking stupid. We already know this. I swear, every news organization seems to like to post the obvious over and over again.

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[-] [email protected] 30 points 8 months ago* (last edited 8 months ago)

They'll take it as far as the pollster wants ask. It's not really about what they believe or say, it's about unwavering support and owning the libs. They know they'll never be tested where they have to choose, so it's just a big game to them.

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[-] [email protected] 29 points 8 months ago

Jeeeesus fucking christ. America is one fucked up culture. I feel bad for them.

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[-] [email protected] 27 points 8 months ago

Religious leaders too lmfao.

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[-] [email protected] 21 points 8 months ago

"grandpa, life is hard for young people."

"no. It's not. Life was hard for ME. Trump and fox say young people just need to work hard and save! And that also Biden ruined the economy."

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