Notwithstanding the fact those who voted for Donald Trump displayed very little judgement, they have become frighteningly irrational every time their role model says or does something – which is very often – completely outrageous, in their attempt to defend his statement or his action. The “Deplorables” behavior goes beyond partisanship; it is nothing short of cult-like worship with no logical explanation. The grim problem is exacerbated by the addition of voices – such as the Wall Street Journal which used to be a rational medium – in support of irrational behavior and action by the president.
At a rally in Alabama a few days ago on Friday Sept 22, 2017, Mr. Trump said he would like to see NFL owners respond to players kneeling during the National Anthem by saying: “Get that son of a bitch off the field right now, he’s fired. He’s fired!” Mr. Trump added during his rant, “because that’s a total disrespect of our heritage. That’s a total disrespect for everything we stand for.” On top of it all, Trump complained “They’re ruining the game, right? They’re ruining the game.”