Episode 42: Pardon Me

Eventually I had to discuss the Trump Jr emails and today is that day.  What astounds me is that even though we have the emails and Donald Trump Jr admits to meeting with Russian agents offering incriminating information pertaining to Clinton, 45% of Republicans do not believe the meeting occurred.  The meeting Don Jr. admitted to attending.  

At first that blew my mind. Then I got to thinking about why when presented with facts Trump voters chose not to believe them and it made sense. Trump voters want to believe that he has a clear mandate and the majority of American's believe that Trump's policies are the best thing for America. To accept that a Russian propaganda attack occurred would be to admit that there was some impact on the 2016 election, which while not legally invalidating Trump's win, at minimum castes doubt on the so called Republican mandate from the voting public.