Trump as entertainer with 63 million ‘LIKES’

 
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14 December 2019 11:06
 

Watching Trump perform at his rallies it is clear he is a blockbuster entertainer.  His fans come for a show and he delivers.  He knows why they’ve come, he knows what they love to see and hear, he knows who they are, he knows what will arouse their cheers and applause as surely as the performers who climb into the ring at WWE events.  https://www.sporcle.com/blog/2018/04/why-did-the-wwf-change-their-name-to-wwe/

‘Tickets’ for these events are sold at the WWE, the NRA, the KKK, and the FFC.  (Faith and Freedom Coalition) https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2019/jul/07/donald-trump-evangelical-supporters

When Donald Trump took the stage last month at a mega-conference for the Faith and Freedom Coalition, the country’s largest organization of evangelical Christians, he was granted an extraordinary welcome by the group’s chairman, Ralph Reed.

“We have had some great leaders,” Reed said, to cheers. “There has never been anyone who has defended us and fought for us, who we have loved more than Donald J Trump. We have seen his heart and he is everything he promised he would be, and more.”

Real estate billionaire playboy Donald Trump: the most beloved political leader in the history of American Christianity?

White evangelical America made up one of the most important voting blocs behind Trump in 2016, said Robert P Jones, chief executive of the Public Religion Research Institute (PRRI) and author of The End of White Christian America.

“They made up 26% of voters in the last presidential election and they voted 81% for Trump,” Jones said. “We’ve been tracking his favorability rating among evangelicals since before the election, and it has been remarkably steady.”

Evangelicals feel Trump has kept his covenant with them by nominating conservative judges to federal courts and to the supreme court; by tacitly supporting abortion bans; by supporting Christian universities and organizations that profess a moral objection to same-sex marriage or contraception; by supporting religious dispensations from anti-discrimination laws; by moving the US embassy in Israel to Jerusalem and other measures.

Meanwhile, Trump has addressed a central concern for white evangelicals that they are losing influence as a group and that the sun is setting on the United States they dream of – a nation that is white and Christian in its majority and in its essence.

“They’ll look away from the moral indiscretion in order to get their political agenda in place… they want to reclaim, renew, restore what they believe was a Christian culture, a Christian America that has been lost,” said John Fea, a history professor at Messiah College in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, and the author of Believe Me: The Evangelical Road to Donald Trump.

If Trump wasn’t held back by the enemies of the people in Congress, what kind of military parade would he put on for his 63,000,000 fans?  Make no mistake - it would surpass this one!  (play with sound for full effect)  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U0maPor4Jl0&feature=related

 

 

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14 December 2019 20:38
 

it was truly terrifying 80 years ago, and it’s truly terrifying now.

 
 
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I don’t think his indiscretions are a liability at all. Not on balance. Some of his supporters cringe at the profanity and vulgarity. Or pretend to. But overall it works in his favor. This validates people. It affirms their wish to get away with their own bad behavior. It cements the polarity. It punishes the people they want to see punished. It’s an important part of the show. At least for the folks at the rallies. The loudest cheers are always for the worst remarks.

 
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Brick Bungalow - 15 December 2019 06:54 PM

I don’t think his indiscretions are a liability at all. Not on balance. Some of his supporters cringe at the profanity and vulgarity. Or pretend to. But overall it works in his favor. This validates people. It affirms their wish to get away with their own bad behavior. It cements the polarity. It punishes the people they want to see punished. It’s an important part of the show. At least for the folks at the rallies. The loudest cheers are always for the worst remarks.

I’ve highlighted one of your sentences.  What are the rewards for believing that global warming is a hoax?  Are those rewards related to the fundamentalists’ conviction that Jesus is coming soon so it doesn’t matter if we pollute the air, trash the planet, burn the rainforest, acidify the oceans?

Here is a fun-loving couple who are delighted with Trump’s assurance that global warming is a hoax.  Yahoo!  Burning gas has nothing to do with climate change. 

https://www.ispot.tv/ad/oH5C/2020-jeep-gladiator-seats-song-by-zayde-wolf-t1

https://www.ispot.tv/ad/o9bp/jeep-gladiator-someone-new-to-play-with-song-by-bobby-darin-t2

These ads play on prime time TV night after night.  A sign of our booming economy?  63 million likes?

 

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18 December 2019 09:06
 

I think we have to push our politicians to phase out subsidies. It’s a lot less fun to play with trucks when gas is $20 / gallon. It’s a lot less fun to go to McDonald’s when beef is $30 / pound.

 
 
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icehorse - 18 December 2019 09:06 AM

I think we have to push our politicians to phase out subsidies. It’s a lot less fun to play with trucks when gas is $20 / gallon. It’s a lot less fun to go to McDonald’s when beef is $30 / pound.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/jackkelly/2019/10/22/the-number-of-millionaires-has-boomedheres-where-your-net-worth-ranks-compared-to-others/#79959c63576f

The U.S. leads the world in the number of millionaires. America has added 675,000 new millionaires over the past year, bringing its total to 18.6 million people. China added 158,000 new millionaires in this period, raising its total to 4.5 million.

https://www.nationalgeographic.com/environment/2019/02/15-ways-trump-administration-impacted-environment/

Will photos like this in the National Geographic article, (Trump signing anti-environment legislation), appear in world history books when climate change disasters begin to cause suffering for billions of people?