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Schmidt Wrote: Trump is devious and manipulative, and right now his only intent is to keep his base together including some 20 million Twitter followers. He doesn't care what the "dishonest" media puts out...only that his base remains supportive.
A positive perspective on those numbers is that its likely that out of those 20 million, about half subscribe because they are anti-trump, they are motivated to get that SOB out of office asap. If they read a Trump tweet "The sky is blue" they look outside to verify. I personally don't trust a single word he says, and I think that is true for many others who get his tweets. I assume he is lying until its proven otherwise. His base trusts him too much, and they are going to get burned, let's just hope it is minor rather than find out one of Trump's businesses owns their home mortgage and is forcing foreclosure because the land is worth more than their home.
I think his hardcore base is no bigger than the base that listen to rush limbaugh or other far right talk radio. Those numbers are not large enough to effect long-term change UNLESS the majority stand back and are not actively involved. Ponder for a moment, if the same 10 people show up at every town meeting(small town of 10 thousand residents), and they are far right wackos, the wackos will get their way because they show up. When the other 10k residents say "WTF, how come we now have to...." they can't blame the wackos for showing up and getting what they wanted while the majority stayed home.