Monday, February 20, 2017

'I Just Don't Get It'

Salon: Donald Trump’s supporters have trouble understanding why liberals are shunning them - Trump supporters say they were bullied into supporting a very disliked president by Matthew Rozsa

Washington Post: Trump supporters see a successful president — and are frustrated with critics who don’t
“If he hadn’t gotten into office, 70,000 miners would have been put out of work,” Patricia Nana, a 42-year-old naturalized citizen from Cameroon. “I saw the ceremony where he signed that bill, giving them their jobs back, and he had miners with their hard hats and everything — you could see how happy they were.”

The regulation actually would have cost relatively few mining jobs and would have created nearly as many new jobs on the regulatory side, according to a government report — an example of the frequent distance between Trump’s rhetoric, which many of his supporters wholeheartedly believe, and verifiable facts.

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