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I'll give a two-part answer. (1) Many of Trump’s supporters vote against their own economic best interests because there's something they want more: Protection from their "enemies" . . .
(2/3) This thread might be the right explainer for why they vote against their own interests.
Second part: Why Trump supporters are okay with his lying and cheating.
I'm sure there are some parts of Trump's base who don't realize he lies . . .
(3/3) . . . but there can't be many. I offer some reasons they cheer the lie here: https://slate.com/news-and-politics/2018/10/trump-lies-kavanaugh-khashoggi.html …
Hannah Arendt also has a great quotation on this. When a demagogue’s followers learn that he has lied, “instead of deserting the leaders who lied to them . . .
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