D.L. Hughley

Why You'll Never Persuade a True Trump Supporter to Turn on Him

This is a transcript from a radio show hosted by D.L. Hughley.

In it, Hughley outlines the reason why, if you’re against Trump, you cannot argue with *and actually get through to* Trump supporters.

I think it’s one of the best theory I’ve ever read on the topic.

Here it is:

“We know that Donald Trump Jr. and people high up in the Trump campaign were actively seeking to meet with Russians, to obtain information about their opponent Hillary Clinton, and were disappointed when they didn’t get it, which is collusion by any standard.

"But we also know that Trump has been inept. He’s embarrassed us on the world scene. He seems to lack knowledge or curiousity. We know that his healthcare is a debacle, that his travel ban was worse. He’s embarrassed us.

"He lies at every turn, and he continues to not lose support among his core constituents, even though his approval rating is around 36% with people whom I call of average intelligence. People who continue to support him, it’s 85%-89% among Republicans that support him. I have an interesting reason as to why that is.

"I think that those people… you would think if somebody betrayed America by dealing with a foreign power, it would be the height, that would be it, that would be intolerable. But I’ll tell you why I think that hasn’t happened.

"I think that those people who still support Trump believe that America left them a long time ago. It left them when it got a black President. It left them when it let all these immigrants in. It left them when it gave gays the right to marry. It left them when women excelled. It left them a long time ago…

"The country that they once knew and loved is gone. And then all of a sudden they hear a man say all of the things they wish they could say, and couldn’t, who’ll deliver America back again. It’ll be theirs again. Damn all these foreigners!

"He looked them right in the eye and told ‘em, he was going to give it back. And Russia was his instrument. Russia delivered their ‘Messiah’ to them, and they don’t care how it happened. If you were drowning, would you care from where your help came? You wouldn’t care at all.

"And I think the thing for them is that that is more important than anything else — their goal of getting America back, ‘cause America is dead to them. The America that they know is dead to them. It’s interesting, ‘cause I was trying to find a way to encapsulate all of this and I ran across this script’ … not that I read the Bible all the time, trust me, but this seemed to typify exactly my thoughts on this thing. It is from 1 Kings, Chapter 3, 16-18.

"There were two prostitutes that came to the king and stood before him. One of them said, ‘Pardon me my lord, this woman and I lived in the same house, and I had a baby while she was there with me. The 3rd day after my child was born, this woman also had a baby. We were alone, there was no one in the house but the two of us.

"During the night, this woman’s son died because she lay on him. So she got up in the middle of the night and took my son from my side while I, your servant, was asleep. She put him by her breast and she put her dead son by my breast.

"The next morning, I got up to nurse my son and he was dead. But I looked at him closely in the morning light, and I saw that it wasn’t my son whom I had born.

"The other woman said, “No, the living son is mine, the dead one is yours. The living one is mine.” And they argued before the king. The king said: “This one says my son is alive and your son is dead, while the other one says, no, your son is dead and my son is alive… Bring me a sword.” So they brought the king a sword. He then gave the order: “Cut the living child into two and give half to one, and half to the other.”

"The woman whose son was alive, was deeply moved out of love for the son and said to the king… “please my lord, give her the living baby, do not kill him.” But the other said, “Neither I, nor you, shall have him. Cut him in two.”

"So there was one woman who loved that baby so much that she said I don’t care if you’re with me or not, as long as you’re alive. The joy of you being alive is what I’m after. It’ll hurt me that you’re not with me, but live, and be with someone else. The other woman said, no, I don’t want the baby, and I don’t want you to have it. I want us both to know the pain of loss. I want you to cut this baby in half. I want it to be dead to both of us.

(DLH) "I submit to you that that is EXACTLY how Trump supporters feel. They would rather have a dead half-a-country than a whole one that exists without them. They would rather cut this country in half, and have it die off than have it been something they felt not a part of.

"I honestly believe they would rather have a dead country than the America that moves forward. So they don’t care about Russia. They don’t care about walls. They just care about this:

"If I can’t have this country the way my fathers had it, then it should die. If it can’t be mine, and mine alone, then it should die. I don’t care if it lives without me. Cut this baby in half. I’d rather have a dead half-a-country than a whole one that exists without me.”

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Wow…D.L. Hughley and the folks on his afternoon radio show basically just called Bernie Sanders an entitled white man and a sore loser who used the Democratic party to get what he wanted and now he’s on his way. 😒 Yet no one wants to mention all those uncounted ballots that were thrown away and destroyed. I’d be pretty mad myself if the Democratic party screwed me over as hard as they did Bernie. @schmaniel what do you think about this?