2021-01-22 11:28:56

Can Donald Trump Supporters Ever Accept Reality?


Sonali Kolhatkar speaks with Dr. Brandy Lee about Trump supporters' alternate reality.

On Inauguration Day 2021, while millions of Americans were crying in relief and celebrating the end of the worst Presidency in history, some Americans were confounded and felt deeply betrayed. The pro-Trump hate group, Proud Boys, rejected Trump as a “total failure,” while others, especially believers in the far-fetched conspiracist QAnon movement became seriously confused because they truly believed that on Inauguration Day, their leader would take steps to arrest Democrats and other perceived enemies and remain President. When that did not happen, they did not know what to do.

At the beginning of Donald Trump’s presidency many rightly questioned his mental fitness for office. Now, after its end, a mass psychosis that appears to have gripped large swaths of the population may be the biggest current threat to the nation and to democracy.

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