A lot of surprises surprised Trump in the presidency. Chronologically:
- He never thought he’d run 2016.
- Rallies are more fun than TV shows.
- He never thought he’d win 2016.
- Who could have thought this thing is so complicated?
- What do you mean Congress is against it — I’m the president.
- He never thought he’d won the Latino vote.
- He never thought that, with over 200,000 deaths, he’d win 2020.
- He never thought he’d get a Supreme Court conservative majority.
- He never thought that against Joe Biden he’d lose 2020.
- He can’t believe that ‘his’ Supreme Court can’t just do his bidding.
- He doesn’t believe he can’t win 2024.
- He doesn’t believe that he’ll become irrelevant starting 2020.
Israeli Haaretz readers and US Trump voters share what?
They both believe in extremism, at least in the eyes of those who are not.
The loony left-wing Haaretz readers will admit that their paper tends to exaggerate but basically they believe Israel to be terrible. They hold almost or totally antisemitic view on the Jewish state and find anyone naive who doesn’t think like them.
The crazy right-wing Trump voters will admit that their president tends to be a bit coarse but basically they believe him to be America’s lone savior. They fervently believe in the wackiest conspiracy theories and find anyone totally naive who doesn’t think like them.
So what do they have in common besides being in the (opposite) extreme corner and both thinking they are better informed and not manipulated big-time, and their naivety?
One common cause could be that when you move far enough away from the center, you automatically reach lalaland.
It would be interesting to research what else they believe in: horoscopes, UFOs, us-against-them world views, conspiracy theories, Jews are evil, etc.