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PostTrump's Followers Cannot View Their Leader Critically (Leo Goldberger, USA, 10/24/21 4:12 am)
Trump's followers lack a critical stance towards their leader--despite all his suspected misdeeds for which he is now, finally, awaiting judgment in various courts. With our democracy in the balance--this judgment cannot happen too soon! '
In my view as a clinical psychologist, I find it incredible that a sick man like Trump was ever considered fit for the high office of president. It would seem harder to become a student at places like Harvard, Yale, or MIT than to become president in the USA, once you have enough dough or the assistance of a Russian dictator with a refined infiltration system into our political system, along with the assistance of a bunch of fellow.hoods. It's all too sad--if not quite unbelievable.
JE comments: It's not just money and the Russian help. Trump has a seductive quality that doesn't work with me, but it does for some 74 million Americans. The last president with this "special sauce" was probably JFK, with Reagan and Clinton coming close but not quite. Leo, care to venture a psychologist's perspective on what makes such a cult of personality take hold?
Proof: as a former president, Trump is in the news almost as much as he was as president. And possibly he grabs more headlines today than does the current occupant of the White House. Regardless of your politics, we can all agree that there will never be a Biden cult of personality.