We‚Äôve seen takes like this earlier, but as the election draws closer, we‚Äôre seeing more of them: things like, ‚ÄúIf you vote for Donald Trump you‚Äôre a racist. Period.‚ÄĚ President Trump‚Äôs speech at the Republican National Convention obviously rattled a lot of mainstream journalists, who were already triggered by the lack of social distancing at the White House (while just outside, protesters weren‚Äôt socially distancing while lining up to have their photo take with an effigy of Trump in a guillotine or harassing Sen. Rand Paul and others leaving the event and going back to their hotels).
Now CNN‚Äôs Don Lemon is doing some prime-time psychiatry and accusing Trump supporters of having a disconnect or cognitive dissonance because they just can‚Äôt admit they voted for the wrong person. And to punctuate his point, Lemon points his finger at the camera to make sure you know it‚Äôs you who has the problem.
‚ÄĒ RNC Research (@RNCResearch) August 28, 2020
Proudly‚Ä¶ my choice. Without reservation‚Ä¶ my choice. In the name of freedom‚Ä¶ my choice.
‚ÄĒ John Sanguinetti (@JohnSanguinetti) August 28, 2020
Man with cognitive dissonance explains cognitive dissonance ?
‚ÄĒ DJaye (@daniejaye) August 28, 2020
‚ÄĒ jilly,ga (@jmill360) August 28, 2020
They got nothing.
‚ÄĒ Enjoythesimplethings (@shirleygermain7) August 28, 2020
They‚Äôre worried. Just look at Don Lemon‚Äôs body language ‚ÄĒ he sees the polling just like everyone else, and it‚Äôs not looking great for Joe Biden.
‚ÄĒ Alex R (@AlexPilotUSA) August 28, 2020
Projection, it‚Äôs a thing.
‚ÄĒ Jan Scott (@JanScottfrmOtt) August 28, 2020
Cognitive Dissonance is a bitch.
‚ÄĒ ‚ėß Stephen Watkins ?? (@twytchiworx) August 28, 2020
Don Lemon honestly is a 12 year old child. His mind is that of a child. ??
‚ÄĒ Gooman436 (@SamGooman436) August 28, 2020
Hahaha!! Guess what? I‚Äôm going to make that same choice this time around, too. ????????????
‚ÄĒ M ?????? (@Some_USA_Dude) August 28, 2020
The left is getting very, very nervous. pic.twitter.com/xQGZTAZ8WS
‚ÄĒ Moose (@CaptainMknuckle) August 28, 2020
‚ÄĒ Non-Sequitur ??? (@mikesta12) August 28, 2020
Why can‚Äôt Trump supporters just be honest with themselves and admit they backed the wrong candidate? Poor Don Lemon certainly is frustrated that no matter how much he talks, people support the president and his agenda.
‚ÄėQuiet part out loud‚Äô: Don Lemon says ‚Äėthe rioting has to stop‚Äô ‚Ä¶ because it‚Äôs hurting Dems‚Äô poll numbers; Chris Cuomo agrees https://t.co/aEwlUaE1mH
‚ÄĒ Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) August 26, 2020