Trumpers don’t like being called a cult

What happens when you put a group of old white people who voted for Donald Trump in a room and one of them who is disillusioned with him calls them a cult? Pretty much what you’d expect. (If you cannot access the video below, try this.)


  1. lanir says

    They do have a cow really fast about it and don’t seem to recognize that they’re speaking in superlatives and otherwise giving every indication that they’re exaggerating their own descriptions of him. Which means they’re defensive from the very start, before the cult comment even comes up.

  2. johnson catman says

    The unemployment rate for black US citizens was 50% under Obama? These stupid ass people will eat any shit that 45 (or Fox) throws out and ask for more.

  3. jrkrideau says

    That video was scary.

    I knew Trump was divorced from reality but it is just starting to sink in, how disconnected from the real world most of his supporters are.

    I’d vote for cult.

  4. jrkrideau says

    @ 8 Dunc
    more a mass psychosis

    I see what you mean but I thought that mass psychosis tended to extinguish with time? I am too lazy to check and see what ICD-10 or DSM-6(?) says.

    I get the feeling it is more of a cult of personality (see Stalin, Hitler, various Kims for examples).

  5. Dunc says

    @9: Thing is, all the key elements were there before the movement attached itself to Trump… (Or he attached himself to it, if you prefer.) He’s the current figurehead, but Id argue that it’s largely independent of him personally.

    Most of the classic examples of mass psychosis are much more limited in scope, but I’d argue that that’s just because nobody wants to call entire societies delusional.

  6. EigenSprocketUK says

    One day, Trump will be replaced. People like these will eventually turn on him, and will deny they ever said these things. Maybe they will mumble that they thought that he was the right choice in difficult times, they never strenuously defended him, there was little choice, or something like that. I hope history will treat them with the scorn they deserve.

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