The most hardcore Trump backers have *always* taken him literally
What evidence could Mulvaney possibly have that President Donald Trump’s most ardent supporters didn’t take every word out of the President’s mouth literally? Because the four-year bullying campaign by his backers of politicians who disagreed with him suggested that Trump’s supporters took him literally. As did the white supremacist march on Charlottesville, Virginia, that left a counter-protester dead. And the fact that hate crimes have risen 20%
during the course of Trump’s presidency.
In fact, any inspection — close or otherwise — of how Trump’s supporters have responded to his pleadings and urgings over the past four years would lead you to the exact opposite conclusion that Mulvaney attempted to draw on Sunday: The most hardcore Trump backers have always taken him literally….
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