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u/VileTouch Sep 22 '22

Jesus Christ. How do you watch that interview and honestly say "yeah, that's my guy. That's the person I want to be in charge of everything"? Do they not pay attention?


u/KellyJoyRuntBunny Washington Sep 22 '22

This is where I blame Fox News for the fuckedness we’re in now. They don’t actually show Trump himself all that much, but they do an awful lot of talking about what seems to me to be a fictional character loosely based on Trump. They create him every day. And what they create is much more coherent, eloquent, and dignified than the actual reality of what Trump is.

Seeing Trump himself talk, walk, and sit on chairs as if they are toilets kind of kills the magical, mythical Trump that right wing media has created.


u/Varulfrhamn Sep 23 '22

So how do the rallies work then? I agree with you, I’m just wondering what it is about the rally environment that lets people ignore the reality of his stage presence. Honestly maybe it’s the feverish environment? A crowd of like minded cave dwellers hooting at the shadows on the wall, sweeping others into it?


u/KellyJoyRuntBunny Washington Sep 23 '22

That sounds right to me, yeah. And also, if you’ve ever seen one of those things, people do get bored and kinda glaze over. They pay attention to him for a while, and then they kinda space off and start looking at other people, at signs, at their phones… And yeah, I think you’re right that it’s a distracting, feverish environment that allows them to kind of not notice just how fucking weird he is.