Donald Trump doesn't care who supports Donald Trump—whether they be far-right white supremacist groups or adversarial authoritarian foreign leaders—as long as they support Donald Trump. He doesn't care about anyone who supports him either. Just look at how he's treated his most loyal followers in recent days—abandoning them in the cold after his rallies. Or, hell, look how his administration has ravaged the very demographics of people who voted for him four years ago. If you support Trump, he will use you and throw you away—he won't even bother learning your name.
Here's a very surreal, kind of sad, but admittedly hilarious example from just last night: At a rally in Grand Rapids, Michigan on Monday night, Donald Trump welcomed to the stage Lil Pump, the latest rapper to inexplicably come out of the woodwork as a MAGA chud. Here's how Trump introduced Lil Pump:
“I love your music. And speaking of sounds, music, and other things—one of the big superstars of the world — Little Pimp. There he is. How is it going? You wanna come up and say something? Come on, Little Pump.”
A few obvious things to point out about this introduction. Anyone who says "speaking of sounds, music, and other things" is most certainly not a fan of music, let alone the kind of rap music that Lil Pump makes. But Trump wouldn't know that because he has no idea who Lil Pump is. Why would he? All he knows is that this is someone famous who supports him. But, almost certainly, Trump's conservative Christian base also has no idea who Lil Pump is. Would they maybe be kind of horrified by a rapper who made a song for the PornHub awards with a chorus that includes the lyrics: "You're such a fuckin' ho, I love it (I love it) / You're such a fuckin' ho, I love it (I love it) / You're such a fuckin' ho, I love it."
Such are the mysterious hypocrisies of Trump's existence.
Anyway, Lil Pump, undeterred, took the mic and said a few words:
“Hello, everybody. How you guys feeling? I come here to say, Mr. President, I appreciate everything you’ve done for our country. You brought the troops home and you’re doing the right thing. MAGA 20, 20, 20. Don’t forget that.”
To be clear (and I can't believe I'm about to fact check a guy the president called Lil Pimp at one of his rallies), Donald Trump has most definitely not brought the troops home. Trump has said for years he will bring the troops home. But, as the New York Times reported just last month, while Trump has brought some troops home, "thousands more still risk their lives there — a source of clear frustration for a president hoping to impress voters with unequivocal, unprecedented results."
Mind you, this is all happening on the eve of what might be the most important presidential election of our lifetime—a defining moment in American history. But at least history might remember Lil Pimp's name.
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