Stop bashing Donald Trump about masks on social media.
I’ll tell you why.
Initially, he said they were useless, infringed on freedoms, and even called them unsafe. Now, he’s saying he thinks it’s okay if people wear them, and has Pence telling people they should wear them.
We know he’s a hypocrite, we know he’s clueless, we know he said something different 10 days ago. And so do his supporters.
It. Doesn’t. Matter.
His supporters do not care. They will not be angry at him for changing his views, they will not stop supporting him because of it, nothing you say or do will convince them he’s anything less than a divine savior.
But, many of them WILL listen to him if he tells them to wear masks.
Irresponsible fellow Americans are overburdening our health system, burning out healthcare workers, infecting people who are being responsible, and are causing issues in other countries because of it (see, buying the world supply of meds for the virus because we fucked up so bad.) We NEED them to get on board the sane train.
On this one thing, this one little thing, let Donald Trump be. Better yet? Praise him for it. Be smarter than him.
He’s awful, and every kind of “ist” and “phobe” there is, but more than anything else he’s a narcissist. The more you praise him, the more he’ll repeat the behavior that earns him his sweet, sweet drug of choice- validation. And when his supporters listen, praise them too. No one changes their mind by being yelled at.
On this particular issue, we NEED him to share our message. His supporters and other irresponsible people are literally killing us. Manipulate the manipulator. He’s finally giving us what we need? Great. Dish out hallow “good boys” so he behaves himself until we vote the fucker out.
Let him convince his supporters to do the right thing… for once.