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The ‘prototypical Trump supporter’ is greedy and has a lust for power: study

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The peer reviewed journal Personality and Individual Differences published a fascinating new study on voters who supported Donald Trump in the 2016 presidential election, Salon reports.

Psychologist Ryne Sherman wrote “Personal values and support for Donald Trump during the 2016 US presidential primary” on the conservative values that shaped support for the former reality TV personality.

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“First, people who supported Trump were more likely have a value profile characterized by low Altruism and high Power, Commerce, and Tradition,” Sherman explained. “Second, people with a values profile similar to Trump’s (presumed) values profile were more likely to support Trump. These results held even after controlling for party affiliation and political ideology, indicating that personal values were an even stronger predictor of support for Trump than traditional political attitudes.”

He described a “prototypical Trump supporter” a voter with “little interest in supporting social welfare programs,” plus a “strong desire for power,” and “strong desire to make money,” with “concerns about personal and financial safety” and a “preference for strictly adhering to social conventions (i.e., order, structure, and following the chain of command)” Salon reported.

“Thus, this study also indicates that support for Trump was still largely associated with identifying as a Republican or Conservative,” Sherman noted. “In other words, despite the presence of prominent ‘never Trump’ Republicans, those who supported Donald Trump did indeed share highly overlapping personal values with Republicans and Conservatives, regardless of their own political attitudes.”

Fifteen attributes of Donald Trump supporters were listed by Salon.

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Liberal PACs gear up for major ad blitz to flip GOP-controlled legislatures in states where Trump is vulnerable

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According to a report from Politico, two left-leaning PAC's are working in concert to flip GOP-majority legislatures in reliably conservative or too- close-to-call states.

With Donald Trump expected to be at the top of the Republican ticket, "Arena and Future Now Fund, are planning to spend $7 million to try to flip GOP-controlled state legislatures in Florida, Arizona, Michigan and North Carolina," the report states.

According to Daniel Squadron, co-founder of the Future Now Fund, "If you look at where the important states are, the places most people are watching are the Electoral College to secure the White House. But the truth is that when you talk about the impact of 2020, electoral control of the state legislatures is critical.”

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Newly revealed letter details Rudy Giuliani’s work for Fraud Guarantee company owned by indicted henchman

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A newly revealed letter sheds light on Rudy Giuliani's work for Fraud Guarantee, a company founded by his indicted associates Lev Parnas and David Correia -- and the document has been handed over to investigators.

Fraud Guarantee circulated an investor letter last year that shows the company would pay the consulting firm Giuliani Partners up to $2 million for the first year and give the former New York City mayor equity in the company, reported the Wall Street Journal.

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‘Where’s Melania?’ The View hosts blister first lady for ignoring ‘bully-in-chief’ Trump’s attack on Greta Thunberg

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A discussion on Donald Trump's bitter Twitter attack on 16-year-old environmentalist Greta Thunberg, after she aced him out of Time Magazine's Person of the Year, caught the attention of the panelists on The View, who hammered both the president and the first lady after they both protested the mention of their teen son Barron just weeks ago.

After co-host Joy Behar read the president's tweet from Thursday morning where he proclaimed, "So ridiculous. Greta must work on her Anger Management problem, then go to a good old fashioned movie with a friend! Chill Greta, Chill!" she called the president out for being jealous of the teen for getting the Time magazine cover he so desperately wanted.

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