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    Kushner: Trump lies to his base because he thinks they are stupid

    https://www.independent.co.uk/News/w...-a7764791.html

    This statement implies that Jared thinks Trump is smarter than Trump voters, which in turn brings up an interesting question: is he? Who is dumber? Trump or Trump voters?

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    No one could've predicted this.

    Or...the latest item in the "duh" dept.

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    On the one hand, running for president may be the only thing Trump didn't fail at, and this may be because he got hello from the Russians.

    On the other hand, Trump voters will read about this and still support Trump just as vigorously and worshipfully as ever.

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    I think this can be made into an even more broad statement that is still correct:

    "Trump lies all the time to everyone because he thinks they are stupid."

    It seems self evident that he really thinks he is smarter than everyone else, and therefor lying will be of no consequence. Hopefully this particular manifestation of his narcissism will be his ultimate downfall.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KeepTalking View Post
    I think this can be made into an even more broad statement that is still correct:

    "Trump lies all the time to everyone because he thinks they are stupid."

    It seems self evident that he really thinks he is smarter than everyone else, and therefor lying will be of no consequence. Hopefully this particular manifestation of his narcissism will be his ultimate downfall.
    Sure, but when he thinks he is smarter than his voters, there is a genuine question about which is actually dumber. When he thinks he is smarter than, say, Angela Merkel, there is no question about who is actually dumber, and hence talking about it is not as interesting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Underseer View Post
    https://www.independent.co.uk/News/w...-a7764791.html

    This statement implies that Jared thinks Trump is smarter than Trump voters, which in turn brings up an interesting question: is he? Who is dumber? Trump or Trump voters?
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    On the other hand, Trump voters will read about this and still support Trump just as vigorously and worshipfully as ever.
    I think you answered your own question.

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    As if we ever needed a reason that nepotism was corrupting and bone-headed. We have to pay attention to this Kohl's underwear model who supposedly has the smarts to negotiate in the Middle East? Jesus Christ.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Malintent View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Underseer View Post
    https://www.independent.co.uk/News/w...-a7764791.html

    This statement implies that Jared thinks Trump is smarter than Trump voters, which in turn brings up an interesting question: is he? Who is dumber? Trump or Trump voters?
    ...

    Quote Originally Posted by Underseer
    On the other hand, Trump voters will read about this and still support Trump just as vigorously and worshipfully as ever.
    I think you answered your own question.
    Yes, but on the other hand, there is everything Trump ever said, and the fact that he drove nearly every business venture into the ground.

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    Too bad there isn't corroboration for this of a type that would make it undeniable...

    Never mind, Trump would deny it and his base would believe him.

    He's famous for saying, "Just say it and they'll believe it." And apparently he's right--at least enough for him to be President of the United States. Now excuse while I rush to find a plastic bucket to vomit into.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Underseer View Post
    ...there is everything Trump ever said, and the fact that he drove nearly every business venture into the ground.
    He is obviously a surpassing fucking genius - who else do you know who has gotten rich by repeatedly failing?

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