When people are indoctrinated into a cult, the hope is to deprogram them. You want them to understand that they were fed lies and to understand that someone has been taking advantage of them. But what happens when someone is so deep that they can’t listen to reason? Can people who have been lied to so exclusively ever believe the truth? In the case of Mississippi Trump supporters, the answer is a big fat no.
Jordan Klepper, the man who seemingly won’t rest until he’s spoken to Trump supporters in every state, went down South. In what may be Klepper’s most fascinating Fingering Of The Pulse segment yet, he tried a new tactic. Klepper played excerpts from the current January 6th Hearings for Trump supporters. He showed these supporters videos of the same people they claim to stand behind saying that Trump was lying about the election being stolen. They did not take it well.
We’ve seen plenty of Trump supporters twist themselves into knots to defend Trump before. That’s not necessarily new. It’s the look on their faces when confronted with the truth that feels new. They seem trapped. A fight or flight instinct kicks in and instead of doing either, these people s*** their pants. Like this guy:
It’s easy to understand from the outside. These people are seeing their world crumble around them. It’s a world that is carefully crafted by Trump and his followers. Two women whom Klepper talk to did not know there was an attempted Insurrection at the Capitol on January 6th, 2021. Let that sink in.
Some people don’t want to be deprogrammed. They live their lives, happily being fed lies. They’d sooner believe Ivanka Trump was cloned. There’s no helping them. That’s all I got. Watch the video and see for yourself. S*** is bleak.
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