The video below of two women who call themselves Trumpettes (and wear T-shirts to proudly prove it) is quite revealing of the widely differing perceptions between supporters and critics of Donald Trump that I wrote about earlier. They defend Donald Trump and say that what most observers consider a bad few weeks and debate performance are actually deceiving. They believe it is all part of a grand plan to lull Hillary Clinton into a false sense of security and that he is going to simply rip into her at the next debate.
The woman on the left seems to be somewhat more thoughtful than her friend and is willing to consider that Trump might need to change some things and tone down some of his erratic behavior. But her friend on the right is a true believer who thinks that Trump ranks just below Jesus. I found her steely-eyed repetition of the Trump campaigns defenses of the indefensible quite disconcerting. It was like listening to a programmed robot.
Samantha Bee’s reporters Allana Harkin and Amy Hoggart talk with more Trump supporters who share the same lack of self-awareness as their hero.