Everyone In America Doesn’t Actually Hate Trump

(By Daisy Luther) Anywhere you look online, you’ll see anti-Trump histrionics that reach a shrill new pitch each day.

Here’s a quick definition that may ring familiar for those of you watching in awe at the unrelenting breathless drama.

Histrionic Personality Disorder

(Emphasis mine.)

Histrionic Personality Disorder is characterized by constant attention-seeking, emotional overreaction, and suggestibility

Individuals with Histrionic Personality Disorder exhibit excessive emotionalism–a tendency to regard things in an emotional manner–and are attention seekers. People with this disorder are uncomfortable or feel unappreciated when they are not the center of attention. 

Behaviors may include constant seeking of approval or attention, self-dramatization, theatricality, and striking self-centeredness or sexual seductiveness in inappropriate situations, including social, occupational and professional relationships beyond what is appropriate for the social context. They may be lively and dramatic and initially charm new acquaintances by their enthusiasm, apparent openness, or flirtatiousness. They commandeer the role of “the life of the party.” Personal interests and conversation will be self-focused. They use physical appearance to draw attention to themselves.

Emotional expression may be shallow and rapidly shifting. Their style of speech is excessively impressionistic and lacking in detail. They may do well with jobs that value and require imagination and creativity but will probably have difficulty with tasks that demand logical or analytical thinking. (source)

That sure sounds a lot like the liberals and celebrities freaking out of Trump’s every move.

Personally, I neither love nor hate Trump.

I agree with about half of what he’s done and disagree with the other half. But I can look at it rationally. I am not part of any political party, and I have no agenda other that living a life of freedom and peace. When his actions align with that, I’m pleased. When his actions threaten my freedom or peace, I’m displeased.

But for the love of cats.

I can be displeased without setting myself on fire, sobbing on camera, threatening terrorist actions, or planning a freakin’ assassination on Twitter.

Apparently, this is not an ability possessed by the Liberal/Progressive celebrities who are collectively and publicly losing their sh*t.

I keep thinking that it’s got to settle down.

Speaking from a mom-point-of-view, even when toddlers have the biggest, longest-lasting temper tantrums ever, eventually, they get worn and out go to sleep. Not so with the current crop of folks wielding their microphones and social media platforms.

Each day, there is a new and greater showing of blatant disrespect toward the President and his family.

Here are just a few examples.

  • There are more than 12,000 tweets per day calling for Trump’s assassination. (source)
  • Retailers like Neiman Marcus and Nordstroms are bowing to pressure from the Left and dumping Ivanka Trump’s fashion line. (source)
  • Little 10-year-old Barron Trump has been the victim of a barrage of horrible “jokes” on social media. (source)
  • Whoever Sarah Silverman is, she’s getting all sorts of press as she “calls for the military to overthrow Trump.” (source)
  • Designers are refusing to dress Melania and Ivanka Trump. (source)
  • A popular thread on Reddit proposed violence, firebombing, and riots in protest of Trump. (source)

What the heck, people?

I detested everything the Obama administration stood for, as did most of the people in my personal social network. But we never engaged in histrionic shenanigans like this. We didn’t make fun of his daughters on social media. We didn’t violently attack others because they liked him.

Anti-Trump protesters can say all they want that the President is taking unconstitutional acts, but where were they when Obama signed the Indefinite Detention Act into law? When he forced an unofficial tax that nearly broke the middle class through the “Affordable” Care Act? Heck, just go read one list of his unconstitutional actions.

This war on Trump is actually a war on ordinary Americans.

To look at any mainstream media outlet or social media platform, anyone from the outside looking in would wonder how on earth Trump possibly got elected. I mean, it’s obvious that everyone despises him, right?

Here’s the thing.

Everyone in America doesn’t actually hate Trump.

Just like before the election, there’s evidence that the polls are skewed by oversampling. Polls are utterly meaningless.

Stephen Shepard wrote on Politico:

But the president’s first two weeks in the White House raise questions about whether Trump is better viewed than traditional measures indicate — and whether the hard edge of some of his provocative stances and statements will make it difficult to accurately gauge his support right up until his likely reelection bid in 2020.

Pollsters are already studying the emerging phenomenon, though there’s no consensus yet on whether social desirability bias — respondents’ reticence to express support for Trump because they believe he is viewed negatively by others — is the main driver.

We’re looking like a nation that hates Trump, but it isn’t that cut and dried.

It’s mainly that the left-wing(nuts) in Los Angeles and New York hate Trump.

And what happens in Los Angeles and New York?

Oh, yeah.

Entertainment. So-called news. These are the locations of most of America’s celebrities, who are ridiculously vocal and pretend to be experts on foreign policy, immigration, and (snort) the Constitution.

What people are missing is this essential fact.

When you possess all of the microphones and all of the platforms you can make it seem like your opinion is the only opinion.

You can make it seem like you speak for everyone with your outrage.

You can make it seem like your particular scapegoat is the worst person on the planet.

You can choose what will be seen as “the truth.”

It’s certainly true that President Trump has enraged the hyperventilating liberals with every stroke of his pen.

But do they speak for the broader population in the United States or do they just possess all the microphones?

9 thoughts on “Everyone In America Doesn’t Actually Hate Trump”

  1. You bring up a very interesting point.
    The problem being that a small group of people own the media.
    This election has emphasized that an attempt to control the election through a biased media did not work.
    It should have. When one party spends a lot of money like happened here they should have bought the election.
    It didn’t happen. Using techniques of marketing, Donald Trump won.
    He should not have won. But he did, fair and square.
    What is more he did it with a campaign that emphasized the weaknesses of his opponents. He imaged them out of business with nicknames like Lying Ted or Crooked Hillary.
    Does he know how to run a country now that he has won?
    Not hardly. He is dealing now with what every freshman congress person has dealt with for the last 120 years.
    He is dealing with the pros and they are not happy with him winning.
    The pros have made a big mistake. That mistake is that Donald is not a freshman congressman he is the President of these United States. As such he has an unbelievable amount of power.
    They are shocked. But what he has done is exactly what he said he would do when he was campaigning.
    That his ideas often do not make much sense is besides the point. I think that no one has sat him down and explained in simple terms what is wrong with his ideas. I think that someone is not me. It is way above my pay grade.
    Somehow we have made this man our next President of the Country.
    What happens in the near future to these pros? Well he is a good entertainer. When his team gets through with these so called pros, I think it will be very entertaining.
    They are all ready pulling dirty tricks against him. Each time they do, they make him a little bit more popular.

  2. We DO need to stand up and stand by Trump in this multi-generational culture war to save our country. GET LOUD AND ANGRY like the liberals. DEMAND the rioters face criminal charges. BOYCOTT Hollywood, ESPN, the NFL. YOU MUST PARTICIPATE! Trump cannot do this alone.

  3. Good article. Most people want President Trump to succeed. I look at some things, and say I agree, and others that I disagree. The only time I get upset, is when people start acting like he is the second coming of Yeshua. I am also concerned about Steve Bannon.

  4. People that are not criminals and/or liberals love Trump! Just like the bad kids in school always hated the principle and so fourth, The bad people hate Mr Trump. It is that simple..

    • Come on! You think ALL people who dislike Trump are worthless scumbags who deserve to be punished? Dude, not all of us Trump haters are rioters who destroy property and threaten people’s lives. Stop labeling all of us as degenerate miserables who despise law and order.

      Furthermore, Trump is not a damn Messiah with a saint crown on his head. He’s got some major moral issues of his own. As a matter of fact, some true Christians don’t like him due to his demeanor and lack of decency.

      • I never said he was the next Messiah. All for the people I talk to have p1ss-poor arguments as to why he is so bad, including yours. I don’t give a damn about demeanor nor decency as long as the GETS THE DAMN JOB DONE. I am sick and tired of weka men leading this country. What do you want another p-whipped obama?? Ask all of your true Christian buddies that if Jesus was so great, why didn’t everyone love him?

  5. You know what grinds my gears about Trump? His character combined with his apparent vague vs extremist solutions to our problems. In other words, he’s a narcissistic pseudo leader without any realistic or arbitrary objectives.

    He has banned Middle Easterners from the US. He’s in the process of building his wall whilst financially bribing the poor Mexicans for it. Furthermore, he’s inclined toward proposing “fair trade deals”. But what about dismantling of bureaucracy? What about the full repeal of Obamacare? What about the annulment of special interests lobbying? What about the abolition of stupid taxes that rob the working class? He hasn’t taken action on neither one of those things and he obviously will not do so.

    It’s also important to remember that he’s taking on an economy with so much debt and a whole host of other liabilities. Who can do such an immense job of reversing the decades worth of damage?

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