As President Trump’s poll numbers continue to crater, Republican supporters of the president are finding it difficult to defend him and his bizarre behavior.
Tuesday morning on CNN’s New Day, conservative Matt Schlapp was asked about a new poll showing Trump’s approval rating at 33 percent. But instead of responding, Schlapp said he would have to “check the poll,” and then started to question the “science” behind climate change and comparing it to the “science” of abortion. Host Chris Cuomo told Schlapp:
“I don’t see the legitimacy of your premise.”
That’s when Ana Navarro, who was also a guest for the segment, told Schlapp:
“You’re trying to make the segment about something that it isn’t even about.”
Navarro brought up the fact that only one-fourth of those surveyed in the latest CNN poll think Trump can be trusted, and she then told Schlapp:
“You’ve talked abortion, you tried to make it about science. It’s about the fact the president of the United States goes out and lies either by Twitter or in person daily. Last week he told us he had phone calls he did not have with people who did not call him on the phone! Who he claimed told him things they did not tell him! That is a lie! Some of you may choose to believe ‘alternate facts’ and live in another universe. Some of us choose to believe in a factual universe.”
Schlapp, realizing he had just lost the debate, whined:
“Don’t call people liars!”
That’s when Navarro shut down Schlapp by reminding him:
“But he lies! He is a compulsive, pathetic, daily, liar! … that’s the definition of a lie. It’s a good one. I think you show own it.”
Donald Trump is a pathological liar. We’ve known that for a long time. But it seems some of the more deluded Trumpkins are still living in a fantasy world where their orange savior can do no wrong. That’s the very definition of pathetic.
This article was originally published by the same author at LiberalAmerica.org