President Donald Trump thinks that his supporters are too dumb to think for themselves, New York Times reporter Michelle Goldberg said on MSNBC Sunday.
As the president took the stage at a Macon, Georgia rally, he proclaimed that if Democratic candidate Stacey Abrams is elected as the governor, she will unmake the Second Amendment of the U.S. Constitution. A governor doesn't become elected the king of the United States, Congress still would be required to pass laws and have it ratified by the states to unmake an Amendment. But the president seems to think his own people don't even know how government works.
"We now know Trump's theory" for why his supporters voted for him. "Trump's theory is that people voted for him because of racial resentment and racial anxiety," Goldberg said. "Trump theory is that his base is scared, that they are racist and that they're kind of dumb. Nobody treats Trump base, whatever we think about Hillary Clinton's comment about deplorables, nobody treats these voters with more contempt than the president."
She said that it's clear he believes they will be scared of a "non-existent threat" of a caravan a month away.
"He believes he can make his base terrified enough they will turn out for him, and that's what he thinks of the electorate," she said.
The president frequently expounds ridiculous phrases and policies that are impossible given the way the government works. It's unclear if he simply doesn't know or if he thinks his supporters don't know.
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