This week made it tragically obvious that Trump is disgusted by his supporters

  

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Via:  hal-a-lujah  •  2 weeks ago  •  32 comments

By:   Linette Lopez

This week made it tragically obvious that Trump is disgusted by his supporters
Trump would've hated the guests anyway. His supporters were (and still are) marks. And no grifter as accomplished at Donald Trump ever has any respect for a mark.

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The attack on the Capitol made so many of the ugliest parts of Donald Trump obvious even to people who pretended they didn't exist. Of all of these personality "flaws" - as his former White House chief of staff John Kelly's said in an interview - the one most likely to elicit schadenfreude is Trump's clear contempt for his own supporters.

Perhaps you've seen this video from the rally before the violence on Wednesday. Trump and his entourage watch the crowd as they wait for the president's speech while blasting the song "Gloria" - Donald Trump Jr. narrates, preening ecstatically. According to the Washington Post, this moment of triumph was bittersweet for Trump. While the always-camera-conscious president said he enjoyed the masses assembled to hear him talk, he was dismayed that his supporters in their costumes looked "low class." This was no Brooks Brothers riot .

In a short speech the day after the terrorist attack on the Capitol, Trump did not apologize for inciting these individuals to insurrection. That would mean that he would actually have to take some responsibility. He did, however, sacrifice his loyal supporters to America's anger, disavowing them and saying that they would be punished to the fullest extent of the law for their crimes.

Meanwhile, Trump's lackeys in the media and in Washington tried to convince Americans that the attack was actually staged by antifa members disguised in MAGA hats and animal pelts, despite the FBI declaring that antifa wasn't involved.

Trump only cares for his followers insofar as they adore him keep him rich, and do his bidding. Otherwise, he wouldn't even bother to look at them while driving by in his limo. Most of them could never join Mar a Lago, or become regulars at one of Trump's golf clubs. You won't find most of these people having dinner at the now-shuttered 21 Club or being seated at black tie charity functions.

When he tells them he "loves them" and that "they're special" like he did in a video following the insurrection, he's just manipulating them. What's more telling is what Trump does and says to his supporters when he's under duress. According to reports, once Trump realized he could face legal consequences for inciting them to violence he denounced them.

Trump has always been a fake populist and a fake patriot


Like so much of Trump's behavior this contempt for his own is hardly shocking. Even though he raged against plutocrats during his political life, he's never wanted anything more than to be one. In 2016 he ran for president to bolster his brand and to raise some money , not to actually do the work of the presidency. In an interview with MSNBC on Saturday Trump's former personal lawyer Michael Cohen said it was supposed to be "the greatest infomercial of all time."

"Donald Trump doesn't care about anyone but himself," Cohen said emphatically in the interview. "Maybe if we say that enough his supporters will understand that Trump is setting them up like he sets me up."

If you don't believe Cohen, and Trump hasn't made this obvious enough for you, his former campaign CEO and adviser Steve Bannon gave the game away entirely. He referred to Trump's supporters as "hobbits," and he did not enjoy spending time among them. In 2019 documentary "The Brink" he addressed a group of Trump supporters in a modest living room, assailing the virtues of middle class nationalists around the world. After he got into a chauffeured car to board a private plane home, Bannon's associate snickered: "You couldn't pay me a million dollars a year to live in that house." Bannon catches himself before joining the chorus.

Trump always wanted Wall Street titans to respect him, billionaires like Nelson Peltz and Carl Icahn. And for one brief shining moment in his life when he was in the White House, they did. Thanks to his incitement of violence on the Capitol, though, that's over now. Some of these billionaires are denouncing him , just as Trump denounced his disposable followers. Instead of being a laughing stock on the Upper East Side like he was before he was president, now he will be a leper.

Forget about "economic anxiety"


I'm not arguing that the people rushing the Capitol were crippled with "economic anxiety" (one conservative radio host arrived by private jet ). And I'm sure we'll come to find that a few were fairly well off. The reality is that plenty of Trump's virulent supporters are people motivated not by poverty, but by racism and paranoia fed on diet of lies spewed on right-wing media. Some of these people are living very comfortably. The thing is, Trump never wanted to be comfortable or even well off. Trump has always wanted to be oligarch rich.

And he's always thought his family deserved the same stature as America's most rarefied elite. While his gauche manners and grotesque personal history made that impossible for himself before he was president, it's clear Ivanka was trying to give the family name some kind of regal sheen. Instead of hanging out with people her own age, she and Jared were known to have preferred to keep company with the likes of Rupert Murdoch, Wendi Deng and David Geffen. They wanted to run exclusively with the kind of people who create trusts for their children and get their names plastered on buildings.

The Trump Organization has also tried to market itself as catering to the glamourous and elite as well. There was a brief moment back in 2017 when the company was going to try to launch a chain of three star hotels called American Idea . They would be located in the Southeast of the US, and cater toward the middle-class supporters Trump purported to love. The Idea idea was scrapped in 2019.

Trump would've hated the guests anyway. His supporters were (and still are) marks. And no grifter as accomplished at Donald Trump ever has any respect for a mark.


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Hal A. Lujah
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1  seeder  Hal A. Lujah    2 weeks ago

While the always-camera-conscious president said he enjoyed the masses assembled to hear him talk, he was dismayed that his supporters in their costumes looked "low class." This was no Brooks Brothers riot .

So much for boasting about having the bikers on board.

 
 
 
devangelical
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1.1  devangelical  replied to  Hal A. Lujah @1    2 weeks ago

a man of the sheeple ...

 
 
 
Kavika
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2  Kavika     2 weeks ago

Your everyday Trump supporter. 

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Hal A. Lujah
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2.1  seeder  Hal A. Lujah  replied to  Kavika @2    2 weeks ago

When Trump was addressing his poorly dressed gang of thugs prior to the insurrection, he claimed he was going to join them in the march to the Capitol.  That was a lie so egregious that even Trump could barely spit it out.  Imagine Trump walking in unison with that dirty germ fest.

 
 
 
Kavika
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2.1.1  Kavika   replied to  Hal A. Lujah @2.1    2 weeks ago

The Trumpettes will believe anything that he says. There is no way he would walk with them. Two reasons, the first is that he is a coward and second the are common people when he believes are only there to be used.

 
 
 
Just Jim NC TttH
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2.1.2  Just Jim NC TttH  replied to  Kavika @2.1.1    2 weeks ago

Third possibility. The Secret Service told him no.

 
 
 
Kavika
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2.1.3  Kavika   replied to  Just Jim NC TttH @2.1.2    2 weeks ago

Or another possibility there wasn't a golf cart available for him to ride to the insurrection. 

Or another is that his tee time was the same time as the insurrection.

 

 
 
 
Hal A. Lujah
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2.1.4  seeder  Hal A. Lujah  replied to  Just Jim NC TttH @2.1.2    2 weeks ago

So you’re saying that Trump is so fucking stupid he didn’t realize that the POTUS walking with thousands of blood thirsty strangers would be a security threat?  I’ll buy that.

 
 
 
Ozzwald
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2.1.5  Ozzwald  replied to  Just Jim NC TttH @2.1.2    2 weeks ago
The Secret Service told him no.

The best they could do is recommend, "no".  Are you forgetting who the boss is?

 
 
 
Thrawn 31
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2.1.6  Thrawn 31  replied to  Hal A. Lujah @2.1.4    2 weeks ago

Seems entirely plausible to me.

 
 
 
Hal A. Lujah
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2.1.7  seeder  Hal A. Lujah  replied to  Ozzwald @2.1.5    2 weeks ago

Not much of a strongman, huh?

 
 
 
Ozzwald
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2.1.8  Ozzwald  replied to  Hal A. Lujah @2.1.7    2 weeks ago
Not much of a strongman, huh?

Commander Bone Spurs?

 
 
 
Thrawn 31
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3  Thrawn 31    2 weeks ago
This Week Made It Tragically Obvious That Trump Is Disgusted By His Supporters

Of course he is. He only associates with them as much as he absolutely has to, and even then from a distance. I have no doubt that looks down on them with utter contempt behind closed doors. \

Trump only cares for his followers insofar as they adore him keep him rich, and do his bidding.

He cares about them like he does anyone else, as long as they are useful to him. As soon as they cease to serve his needs he discards them like a piece of used toilet paper.

 
 
 
Thrawn 31
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3.1  Thrawn 31  replied to  Thrawn 31 @3    2 weeks ago

Another thought just occurred to me. That dumb bitch DIED supporting him and doing what he wanted her to do, and he hasn't mentioned her once.

Let that be a message to Trump's supporters. THAT is how much Trump cares about you, you can die for him and he won't even acknowledge that you ever existed in the first place. You are nothing to Donald Trump. 

 
 
 
Tessylo
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3.1.1  Tessylo  replied to  Thrawn 31 @3.1    2 weeks ago

To tRump, like ANYTHING/EVERYTHING else, his supporters to him are a means to an end, and he will throw them under the bus when he's done with them. 

Everyone but him is a sucker and a loser. 

 
 
 
Thrawn 31
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3.1.2  Thrawn 31  replied to  Tessylo @3.1.1    2 weeks ago

I told my mom the other day that if given the option to roll on his kids to avoid prison time he would be signing that agreement so fast it would catch fire. He would be singing so enthusiastically they would need to get him into a recording studio.

 
 
 
Tessylo
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3.1.3  Tessylo  replied to  Thrawn 31 @3.1.2    2 weeks ago

You have posters saying to give tRump a get out of jail free card - give him a deal - don't prosecute him or his kids for ANYTHING regarding his 'presidency' or the SDNY.  

To let him get away with everything is ridiculous, ABSOLUTELY RIDICULOUS.  

 
 
 
Thrawn 31
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3.1.4  Thrawn 31  replied to  Tessylo @3.1.3    2 weeks ago

Agreed 100%, it is saying the president is above the law. I don't care if the impeachment or federal charges fail, prosecutors and the Dems have to at least TRY. Doing nothing and letting him walk away is absolutely unacceptable IMO.

 
 
 
JohnRussell
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4  JohnRussell    2 weeks ago

The sad part is a video could be produced of Trump literally taking a shit on a photo of a crowd of his supporters and they would still love him. 

 
 
 
Hal A. Lujah
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4.1  seeder  Hal A. Lujah  replied to  JohnRussell @4    2 weeks ago

I don’t know about that, but I could see him paying a hooker to pee on the photo.

 
 
 
TᵢG
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5  TᵢG    2 weeks ago

I suspect Trump supporters reading this article would dismiss it entirely as fake news.   Trumpism has many of the qualities of religious fanaticism.   No matter how substantial the evidence to the contrary, the true believer clings to the 'truth' they have always held.   Confirmation bias is a powerful mechanism.

 
 
 
Hal A. Lujah
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5.1  seeder  Hal A. Lujah  replied to  TᵢG @5    2 weeks ago

384

 
 
 
Kavika
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5.1.1  Kavika   replied to  Hal A. Lujah @5.1    2 weeks ago

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Thrawn 31
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5.1.2  Thrawn 31  replied to  Hal A. Lujah @5.1    2 weeks ago

Just heard on the radio this morning that that asshole has been arrested and is facing multiple federal charges. I bet you can guess who isn't going to pay his legal fees or try to help him out in any way.

 
 
 
Trout Giggles
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5.1.3  Trout Giggles  replied to  Kavika @5.1.1    2 weeks ago

bagged and tagged

 
 
 
Tessylo
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5.1.4  Tessylo  replied to  Trout Giggles @5.1.3    2 weeks ago

He is an unemployed actor living with mommy . . . 

 
 
 
freepress
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6  freepress    2 weeks ago

He personally despises his base while lying to them for his own personal gain. He said years ago publicly that if he ever ran for office it would be as a Republican because their voters were stupid enough to vote for him. That has not changed.

 
 
 
Trout Giggles
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7  Trout Giggles    2 weeks ago
The Trump Organization has also tried to market itself as catering to the glamourous and elite as well. There was a brief moment back in 2017 when the company was going to try to launch a chain of three star hotels called American Idea . They would be located in the Southeast of the US, and cater toward the middle-class supporters Trump purported to love. The Idea idea was scrapped in 2019.

Well, we all know that these 3 starred would have looked too much like Holiday Inns. Can't have that. Too understated and not gaudy enough

 
 
 
Tessylo
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7.1  Tessylo  replied to  Trout Giggles @7    2 weeks ago

All that faux gold plating is expensive

 
 
 
Hal A. Lujah
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7.2  seeder  Hal A. Lujah  replied to  Trout Giggles @7    2 weeks ago

I’m having a vision of the future ...

384

 
 
 
Trout Giggles
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7.2.1  Trout Giggles  replied to  Hal A. Lujah @7.2    2 weeks ago

"We charge by the quarter hour"

 
 
 
FLYNAVY1
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7.2.2  FLYNAVY1  replied to  Trout Giggles @7.2.1    2 weeks ago

Reminds me of the Rip Van Winkle hotel just outside of NATTC Memphis (Millington)....

Rumor had it you could rent a room by the hour.... prophylactic antibiotics available upon request.

 
 
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