Home Liberal “I just choose to not listen”: why Trump supporters are tuning out...

“I just choose to not listen”: why Trump supporters are tuning out the scandals

22
0
SHARE

Obviously you’re listening, if not reading, because LIB/CON talkies are all grumbling about it offense/defense – PB/TK

“I just choose to not listen”: why Trump supporters are tuning out the scandals – By

Objectively, Donald Trump’s presidency is flailing. Regardless of what you feel about his core politics and policy, the Trump administration is caught in a cycle of scandals of its own creation. Trump fired FBI Director James Comey, with the possible intent of quashing an FBI probe into his campaign. He gave away intelligence secrets to the Russians, potentially endangering a foreign agent embedded with ISIS. (And wait … there’s more!)

The start of the Trump administration has been riddled with more scandals than any presidency of recent memory. And yet Trump still enjoys high support among his base: 85 percent of Trump voters approve of the job he’s doing, a recent Morning Consult poll found.

If you’re looking for an explanation for why Trump’s support is so solid among his base — and why it will remain so stubbornly high — read this piece by the Associated Press, where the reporters asked Trump supporters how they’re handling the wave of scandals.

“I tuned it out,” Michele Velardi, a 44-year-old in Staten Island, told the AP of the recent news. “I didn’t want to be depressed. I don’t want to feel that he’s not doing what he said, so I just choose to not listen.”

Continue to vox.com article: https://www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2017/5/18/15659394/trump-supporters-motivated-ignorance

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here