Re: American Politics: Discuss and Debate
The whole Trump experience is exhausting. I am pretty level headed and have a high tolerance for stupidity so I don't have a problem reading comment sections and going Twitter diving to try and understand what people see. What drives me the craziest is the backwards logic people are willing to use.
Sleepy Joe. Biden has dementia. He's so old. Trump is also old. Trump took a dementia test for some reason. And Trump is constantly golfing, either because he needs to de-stress or because he wasn't working hard in the first place.
Tara Reade. Biden is a rapist. Biden is a pedophile. Trump has a whole wikipedia page devoted to his rape accusations. He has ties to Epstein. He regularly dates women decades and decades younger than him.
Biden was VP for 8 years. Why didn't he fix anything? Trump is in office *now* and isn't doing anything.
I'm sure Biden isn't a saint. I'm sure Trump isn't actually the devil. I'm sure there are anecdotal stories that could make both sound like either. Sure, Biden could've done more in 40 years of service. But at the end of the day, he at least knows what he's doing and will hire people who know what they're doing. I watched the entire Wallace interview, and Trump is just a buffoon. Even when he's making good points, he's a buffoon.
Two different times, he stopped the interview to fact check something he'd said. Both times he was wrong. But something was striking about it - he was *so* convinced he was right. And both times, he inferred that he was *told something* about it.
It's been said many times that Trump doesn't read his briefings. It's been surmised as well that Trump could either be illiterate or at least functionally illiterate. My thought is that a lot of Trump's "lies" are actually things he was told by someone that he believed. I think Trump likes to hear good news and people tell him good news to keep him in a good mood. Or he reads it on some conservative site and believes it.
Either way, we need a change.