Donald Trump and the stability of the loyalty of his followers has been perplexing to the left who claim that Trump lies and exaggerates about everything.
The left points to the Access Hollywood tapes and to Stormy Daniels and appeals to evangelicals [and to other moral thinking people] to abandon Donald Trump on moral grounds.
Some analytical observers believe that Trumps "stable support" is because Donald'Trump supporters take everything that Donald Trump says figuratively ,while Donald Trump’s detractors take everything that Donald says absolutely literally. Donald Trump supporters state that Donald Trump should be evaluated not on what he says but on what they believe are his very substantial accomplishments.
Also, some Donald Trump supporters state that on the little stuff, Donald Trump fabricates but on the big stuff Donald Trump tells more truth than the New York Times.
Scott Adams (creator of Dilbert) who was not a Trump supporter predicted in advance, that Trump would win. Adams also predicted the various stages that the anti-Trumpers and the never-Trumpers would go through after the election.
On November 24, 2017 Scott Adams joined Dave Rubin to discuss his newest book “Win Bigly” about how Donald Trump used the power of persuasion to win the election, Trumps negotiating strategies and tactics, the trend of ‘Trump Derangement Syndrome,’ the crumbling mainstream media, the Trump/Russia controversy, his predictions for future candidates and the future of Trump, and more. The interview, below is slightly more than one hour. I found my time well spent watching it ……and would like to share it with you.
Scott Adams and Dave Rubin: Trump’s Persuasion and Presidency (Full Interview) Published on Nov 24, 2017 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lWA5pOmSDgQ 1hour, 2 minutes
As part of their counter arguments,Trump supporters point to the sexual scandals and misdeeds of Ted Kennedy and of previous Democratic presidential administrations. These include:
FDR longtime mistress Lucy Page Mercer Rutherfurd
JFK John F. Kennedy was in constant scandal about his relationships with a number of women,from White House secretaries to supermodel Marilyn Monroe .Mistress Mimi Alford wrote a book detailing how as a White House secretary she went from virgin to being seduced on Jackie Kennedy's bed by JFK to being passed around as a White House plaything.
Ted Kennedy and the Chappaquiddick incident .The late night accident was caused by Sen. Ted Kennedy's negligence, and resulted in the death of his 28-year-old passenger, Mary Jo Kopechne, who was trapped inside the vehicle for hours and eventually drowned while Ted Kennedy failed to report the accident and failed to summon prompt aid to rescue Mary Jo.
Lyndon Johnson While the Vietnam War was controversial during his presidency, it wasn’t until after Lyndon Johnson left office that the true level of controversy was revealed. The Pentagon Papers were splashed across the front page of the New York Times, indicating that the president had systematically lied to the American people about American involvement and actions in the Southeast Asian region.
Bill Clinton has been publicly accused of sexual misconduct by three women: Juanita Broadrick accuses Clinton of raping her in 1978; Kathleen Willey accuses Clinton of groping her without consent in 1993; and Paula Jones accuses Clinton of exposing himself to her in 1991 and sexually harassing her. In addition to the three allegations of sexual misconduct, many other women claim to have had consensual adulterous liaisons with Clinton. Of all the allegations made against him regarding his sexual history, Clinton has only admitted extramarital relationships with Monica Lewinsky and Gennifer Flowers.
Barack Obama scandals and deceptions.
JCPOA- Iranian nuclear deal [ The Iran nuclear deal was pushed with lies and media manipulation. Ben Rhodes echo chamber as reported in the New York Times. https://www.nytimes.com/2016/05/08/magazine/the-aspiring-novelist-who-became-obamas-foreign-policy-guru.html ]
Operation Fast and Furious program to use American gun dealers and straw purchasers to arm Mexican drug lords.Eric Holder held in contempt of Congress.
ObamaCare was sold on false pretenses by people who knew it wasn’t going to work the way they promised.[if you like your doctor you will keep your doctor, if you like your medical plan you will keep your medical plan. Jonathan Gruber, Obamacare architect, says system 'working as designed’ … law passed on 'stupidity of the American voter https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/marc-thiessen-thanks-to-jonathan-gruber-for-revealing-obamacare-deception/2014/11/17/356514b2-6e72-11e4-893f-86bd390a3340_story.html?utm_term=.75790ab902f7 ]
IRS scandal: The selective targeting of conservative groups by a politicized Internal Revenue Service .
Benghazi: the Obama administration’s story for the first few weeks after the attack was false, and they knew it was false.