Sunday, October 2, 2016

An Interview With A Devoted Trump Supporter

A Washington Post journalist went to a small town in Western Pennsylvania which heavily supported Donald Trump in the GOP primaries.  Her interview with one of Trump's supporters provides some insights into the depth of Trump's support in this part of Pennsylvania.  The woman that she interviewed may have more extreme views than other Trump supporters in Western Pennsylvania but the source of the woman's information is not unusual.  She gets most of her information from right wing social media.  I knew that conspiracy theories were prominent in the right wing media but I was blown away by conspiracy theories that caused this woman to state that Obama should be murdered and that the White House should be fumigated after his death. Those who do not regularly get their information from the right wing social media may be as surprised as I was.

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