on Vitriolic Masses Being Shafted [by Their Idol]

What many supporters of Trump, especially his most ardent social media warriors, need to understand is that the man himself doesn’t care about them. Never has, never will because they aren’t him. They aren’t Donald J. Trump.

They are merely his pawns, his vitriolic mob which he and his crew love to play while shafting them. Shafting them protecting their own financial interests.

While the Trump crew manipulates and consolidates the ardent rage and social media war against reason, facts, and liberals with beautiful emotional alternate facts such as the Bowling Green Massacre, Trump and Co. use those ploy to distract from their sheer and utter contempt for citizens. For those less privileged, no matter what color, no matter what political position.

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The Populist, Steve Bannon, at Work

In cases like this, the smart money is usually on incompetence, not malice. But this looks more like deliberate malice to me. Bannon wanted turmoil and condemnation. He wanted this executive order to get as much publicity as possible. He wanted the ACLU involved. He thinks this will be a PR win.

Kevin Drum for Mother Jones.