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Thu Jan 7, 2021, 07:27 AM

A Trump supporter called C-SPAN in tears to ask if her president had lied to her

https://www.vox.com/2021/1/6/22218031/trump-supporter-cspan-president-lied

A Trump supporter called C-SPAN in tears to ask if her president had lied to her
Listen to a self-described Trump supporter rethink her support in real time.
By Dylan Matthewsdylan@vox.com Jan 6, 2021, 9:45pm EST


For the entire Trump presidency, the question skeptics of the administration kept asking was: what will be enough? What could make his supporters realize they’ve been had?

Charlottesville wasn’t enough; trying to get a foreign prosecutor to pursue his political opponents wasn’t enough; a botched hurricane response that left thousands dead wasn’t enough; a pandemic that left hundreds of thousands dead wasn’t enough. So what would do it?

In that context, something remarkable happened on C-SPAN on Wednesday night, after a Trump-inspired mob stormed the Capitol and attempted to overturn the 2020 presidential election and keep Trump in office. At least one of the group storming the Capitol, Trump supporter Ashli Babbitt, was killed by an unknown shooter after she had made it inside the Capitol building.

On C-SPAN this evening, an apparent Trump supporter, calling herself “Tammy from Boise,” called in and wanted to know: Was her president lying to her?

***CSPAN video @ link***

Here’s a full transcript of “Tammy’s” remarks:

I just have one question. I wanted to know if my president lied to me today. If he did I want him to tell me. More importantly, I want him to tell the family of the woman who got shot and killed today. I voted for him — I voted for him. I’m sorry.


Keep in mind: C-SPAN cannot do live fact-checking of its callers, so there’s absolutely a possibility that “Tammy from Boise” is acting, not really a Trump supporter, etc. We also don’t know if she meant “I’m sorry” to refer to her Trump vote or her emotional state. (We’ll update if we learn more to confirm or disconfirm her call.)

But it’s a powerful moment regardless that encapsulates the degree to which the Trump administration has relied both on actively lying to its supporters (by telling them that the election was stolen — something Trump continued to do throughout the day) and on a kind of gamification of politics that flattens real consequences.

What snapped Tammy out, in her telling, was the realization that a real woman was shot and killed as she and other Trump supporters stormed the Capitol. Trump’s exaggerations were not merely harmless rhetoric; they directly got someone, a supporter of his, killed.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Thu Jan 7, 2021, 07:31 AM

1. Are a few Maga-Rioter's fantasy bubbles beginning to pop? n/t

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Response to sagesnow (Reply #1)

Thu Jan 7, 2021, 07:36 AM

2. This is what happening on FAUX news RIGHT Now !! At least 3 people look like they're world has been

... muted when it comes to political affliation.

Watching this real time

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Thu Jan 7, 2021, 07:37 AM

3. If this brought some of them to realization of the truth about their false "god", that is a good

thing

It is sad it took so long, and fox news along with certain republican senators and representatives are responsible for that







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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Thu Jan 7, 2021, 07:38 AM

4. "Tammy" is going to be back to what she's told real soon

"Damn leftist ANTEEEEEFA caused all this--not the nice Trump supporters"

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Thu Jan 7, 2021, 07:38 AM

5. CSPAN call ins have been a cesspool of right wingery for 25 years.

I remember Brian Lamb inviting David Brock on to spread his Clinton lies many years ago. F Cspan

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Thu Jan 7, 2021, 08:18 AM

6. So A Trump supporter getting killed "snapped Tammy out" of it?

But all the MAGA deaths from the super spreader events he held are not the same thing?

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Thu Jan 7, 2021, 08:19 AM

7. Too bad, so sad!

Oh, and "Tammy From Boise"? Go fuck yourself.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Thu Jan 7, 2021, 08:36 AM

8. He's not going to tell you squat, Tammy, except ask you to donate more money.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Thu Jan 7, 2021, 09:10 AM

9. Some trump supporters are catching on

Most trump supporters are too stupid to know they were lied to
This is the DU member formerly known as Gothmog.

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