by John DeProspoThe pattern by now is all too familiar. No matter how outrageous the comment or how verifiable the lie, Trump supporters will stick with their man. The truth simply does not matter to devout Trump backers. They are too enamored by the force of his personality.
Trump has found what few of us ever find in our lifetimes: unconditional love. So he lied about seeing thousands of Muslims in New Jersey celebrate the attack on the Twin Towers. So deporting eleven million illegal immigrants is a ridiculous idea. So what!
Trump is like a divine shepherd who can lead his sheeple anywhere… even if it’s to the slaughterhouse!
The mainstream media can spend all the time it wants pointing out Trump’s distortions, misrepresentations and outright lies. It will not matter in the end. Trump has found unconditional love from his acolytes.
And as with all unconditional love, the more their revered one is attacked by his critics, the more his followers will circle the wagons and come to his defense. Logic and facts do not matter for those blinded by true adulation.
Will the steady, roughly 25% support of Republican base be enough to carry Trump to the presidential nomination? Probably not… unless Trump can build on his base of die-hard, smitten supporters. The odds are that all those Trump sycophants who have found unconditional love for their candidate are all present and accounted for.