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Published:November 6th, 2017 17:33 EST
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The Cult of Donald Trump

By Robert Paul Reyes

"I am not the first person to point this out: There`s been a cultish quality to President Donald Trumps most ardent supporters. He seemed to acknowledge the phenomenon when he boasted that he could `stand in the middle of Fifth Avenue and shoot somebody`and not lose voters.

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Throughout the campaign, and in personal appearances since then, Trump has harnessed the kind of emotional intensity from his base that is more typical of a religious revival meeting than a political rally, complete with ritualized communal chants (Lock her up!).

As we approach the one-year anniversary of Trump`s election victory, the zeal of some of his followers seems increasingly akin to a full-fledged cult

I use the word `cult` in its pejorative sense, meaning a deeply insular social group bound together by extreme devotion to a charismatic leader. Such groups tend to exhibit a few common characteristics."

Chicago Tribune

After almost a year suffering under the Trump regime, Americans have turned against the president, and his approval ratings have sunk like a stone.

However the buffoon retains a tight grip on his core base, they remain loyal and as close to him as flies on a hot steaming pile of dung.

Reza Aslan is spot on, Trump`s supporters can best be compared to a cult. Most of Trump`s core supporters are white evangelicals, and they will confess that Trump is a vulgar con artist the same day hell freezes over and the same day they admit that televangelists are money-hungry shysters.

When you point out to Trump loyalists the inconsistencies of his policies and his pathological lying, they look at you with disgust, and in their minds they`re thinking: How dare this heathen criticize Gods` prophet who has been raised by the Almighty to Make America Great Again.

It`s a fool`s errand to talk common sense to these deluded fools, they would just as soon deny Jesus Christ as reject Donald Trump.

If we will ever get rid of Trump it won`t be by making his supporters confront and accept reality, but by persuading Republican leaders to turn against him. They`re all about political expediency and their link to him is tenuous.

It`s incumbent upon us to write or call our senators and congressmen and implore them to impeach Trump.

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