As we told you earlier this week, Jon Cooper, chairman of the Democratic Coalition, shared a totally believable anecdote intended to prove that Trump’s base is abandoning him:
This totally believable overheard conversation proves that Trump’s support is disappearing https://t.co/FmigX3o9Ob
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) November 22, 2019
Here’s the alleged overheard conversation:
Overheard two middle-aged guys who were pumping gas next to me just now… ⛽️
Guy #1: "I'm f*cking embarrassed that I voted for Trump. What a f*cking traitor."
Guy #2: "F*ck all the Republicans. Worthless pieces of sh*t."
— Jon Cooper 🇺🇸 (@joncoopertweets) November 21, 2019
Senator Ted Cruz has performed a helpful analysis of it all:
Hmm. I’m gonna try to make up Trump voters. 1 Let’s have them pumping gas; my driver told me regular people do that. 2 Let’s have them curse constantly; that’ll seem realistic. 3 These yokels don’t care about jobs or guns or the border; nope, Ukraine is their big issue. Perfect! https://t.co/74USU2Q9bw
— Ted Cruz (@tedcruz) November 22, 2019
Cooper and others didn’t like Cruz questioning the veracity of a claim similar to those we’ve heard with increasing frequency in the Trump era, often involving overheard conversations or woke children:
Hey @tedcruz, a comment and a question regarding your response to my tweet. First, despite your cynicism, I actually DID overhear that exact conversation at a gas pump. And second, I would never support a politician who insulted MY spouse. Why do you still support Trump? 🧐 https://t.co/5gRu73dCiQ
— Jon Cooper 🇺🇸 (@joncoopertweets) November 22, 2019
— Scott Dworkin (@funder) November 22, 2019
You should come to Texas once in a while, Ted. You'd see many, many, many of your constituents having similar conversations. https://t.co/u9l8sto3zA
— Matthew Chapman (@fawfulfan) November 23, 2019
Anyway, back to the alleged conversation that started it all. What are the odds that it actually happened?