In Trump’s world, there isn’t really right and wrong

Chris Cillizza explains Trump’s thinking on the whole fascism is bad-I love fascism thing.

On Monday night, just hours after he had, finally, condemned in harsh terms the neo-Nazis and white supremacists involved in violent protests in Charlottesville, Virginia, President Donald Trump took to Twitter. And he retweeted thisfrom a man named Jack Posobiec:

“Meanwhile: 39 shootings in Chicago this weekend, 9 deaths. No national media outrage. Why is that?”

It’s true, there were many shootings in Chicago over the weekend. It was 30, not 39, according to a report in the Chicago Sun-Times. Nine people died. But this is more about who Trump chose to retweet.

Posobiec is a well-known figure on Twitter — he has more than 181,000 followers — thanks to his vociferous defenses of Trump and his willingness to promote conspiracy theories.

He is, to put it kindly, an unreliable source. He peddles falsehoods. He is a provocateur, more interested in making headlines than adhering to established facts.

He’s the guy who’s organizing that stupid “March on Google” to protest against all this weak girly apologizing for talking sexist shit.

So why would Trump RT someone like that?

Maybe he didn’t know who Posobiec is…but it’s a lot more likely that he did know and that’s just what he likes.

Remember this: In Trump’s world, there isn’t really right and wrong. There are people who love him/work for his interest and people who hate him/work against his interests. There is no gray area between those two poles.

If you are in the love category, you are, by definition, good. The reverse is true for those Trump puts in the hate column.

And that’s Trump – a moral vacuum. In Trump’s world, Trump is all there is.

Can you imagine a more hellish world?

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