Some Family Members Surprised Voters Believed Donald Trump Image | Rachel Maddow | MSNBC

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Mary L. Trump, niece of Donald Trump and author of "Too Much and Never Enough," talks with Rachel Maddow about the low regard she and some other family members had for Donald Trump, and their surprise that so many people believed the public persona they knew to be hollow. Aired on 7/17/2020.
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Some Family Members Surprised Voters Believed Donald Trump Image | Rachel Maddow | MSNBC

86 Comments on "Some Family Members Surprised Voters Believed Donald Trump Image | Rachel Maddow | MSNBC"

  1. Americans voted an imbecile for President what does that mean for the American people?

    • #j G another flat Earther anti-vaxxer cult member. You sound Un-American. You can leave this country anytime you want. Follow the laws or leave.

      Nevada, Texas, Arizona, Florida, Georgia, Philadelphia, Louisiana turning 🔵🔵🔵🔵🔵

      Get your racist head out of the sand or leave my country. 🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸

    • Charles Leano | July 18, 2020 at 4:54 PM | Reply

      want to follow Trump’s lead?

    • Zebra Zagadore | July 18, 2020 at 6:13 PM | Reply

      @#j G Oh my gosh, you need to get in touch with reality, man! Nobody paid these people to do these things except criminals. The looting had absolutely nothing to do with political persuasion or being a liberal. The venom and delusion on display in all its ugliness is beyond transparent in your comment.

    • @Darren Pestacchi more

    • Zippydodah Quirk | July 18, 2020 at 8:51 PM | Reply

      It was rigged.

  2. Michael Schwartz | July 18, 2020 at 2:46 AM | Reply

    Shocking plot twist: evangelicals have no principles either

    • karin backstrom | July 18, 2020 at 2:33 PM | Reply

      @sandeep salvi Very true.
      “Some people believe religion is true, smart people that it is false, people with power that it is useful””
      Seneca, a Roman philosopher, lived the same time as Jesus.
      Donald knows it is useful, the disgusting hypocrite. That is the only thing he knows. And how to cheat, betray his country and manipulate stupid people.
      Posted from Sweden

    • karin backstrom | July 18, 2020 at 2:46 PM | Reply

      @Beth S Best comment today!
      Best regards from the very secular Sweden

    • @Michael Madness I agree…. complete lunacy

    • karin backstrom | July 18, 2020 at 2:54 PM | Reply

      @Common Ground Of course people are free to believe in any religion they want, it is their private choice, but it must not interfere with politics. The evangelicals are extremists, intolerant, dangerous and full of hate. There are a lot of similarities with ISIS: fanatics. They are a threat to democracy and freedom. Most of them are stupid, uneducated and greedy, care more about money than peoples´ wellbeing.

    • Alex Hamilton | July 18, 2020 at 3:24 PM | Reply

      Michael Schwartz
      what principles do you have?

  3. thebigwarthog | July 18, 2020 at 2:46 AM | Reply

    Of course trump used it as a PR stunt but he was too stupid to pull out.

  4. I never watched that stupid TV show where trump pretended to be a successful business man!!!!

  5. People are gullible. He’ll plays into people’s blind faith, blind patriotism, etc. And the republican in the senate allows it.

    • Terrence Whitehurst is the white ppl keeping you down ? 😂🤣🤣😂

    • Noe Berengena | July 18, 2020 at 12:44 PM | Reply

      What Trump does very well is give license to all the creepy people who want to say and to do things that are shameful.They had been kept in their places by generally accepted modes of proper behavior. But with Trump it is okay to be a bully, to hate people, to say nasty things, to cheat, to tell lies and have no accountability. He’s the dark one who gives them the space they need to be their worst.

    • Richard Partin | July 18, 2020 at 12:49 PM | Reply

      That’s because they are grifting as well and Donald turns a blind eye. Wake up people. This was intentional.

    • BYEDON 2020

    • Terry Grass ?

  6. I never understood how he got the Christian people to support his campaigne.

  7. “I have a chapter in the book on malignant narcissism as a characteristic of destructive cult leaders. These are people who have a deep need for grandiosity, to be the center of attention, who need to control others, and who lack empathy and lie without hesitation. These are psychological traits perfectly attuned to manipulation and projection..

    But the malignant part is about sociopathic tendencies. Almost every cult leader thinks he’s above the law, which is why he’s allowed to persecute and harass or harm anyone he wants. When someone really believes this, they can rationalize all kinds of destructive behavior.

    I began this book with the assumption that Trump is a malignant narcissist. Actually, watching him and listening to him reminded me of Sun Myung Moon, the leader of the cult I joined in college, in that both have a kind of God complex where they’re the only one with the answers, the only one who can fix things. Moon was going to create a theocracy and Trump was going to “drain the swamp.” But the way they carry themselves is similar.

    But what really made me think of Trump as a cult was the way the groups who supported him were behaving, especially religious groups who believed that God had chosen Trump or was using Trump. There are actual pro-Trump religious groups, like the New Apostolic Reformation, whose leaders were saying, “We’re of God. The rest of the world is of Satan, and we need to follow our chosen leaders who are connected to God.”

    There was this blind-faith aspect to the whole thing and an unwillingness to look at any inconvenient facts. That’s all very cult-like..

    The bottom line is that I see very sophisticated mind-control techniques being used through the media, through religious broadcasters and radio talk-show hosts. It’s a black-and-white, all-or-nothing, good-versus-evil, authoritarian view of reality that is mostly fear-based. And there’s a deliberate focus on denying facts in order to protect the image of the leader.”

    –Steven Hassan, The Cult of Trump

    • Marc F. Nielssen | July 18, 2020 at 4:04 PM | Reply


      The traits and behaviors of a sociopath are chilling enough on their own. Almost unbelievably, a narcissistic sociopath intensifies sociopathy and takes it to another level.
      People are toys to the sociopath; to the narcissistic sociopath, they are trash. Sociopathy combined with narcissism can be extremely dangerous. Beware of the narcissistic sociopath!

      A sociopath doesn’t care if he’s benefitting anyone. Cold, calculating, and manipulative, he doesn’t think about others at all unless they can benefit him.
      A narcissist believes he’s great, that everything about him is magnificent. He knows with unwavering confidence even beyond conceit that he’s benefitting everyone around him.


      – A driven quest for power. If a narcissistic sociopath cares about anything other than himself, it is destructive power and control over people.
      – Behaviors that seek love and admiration. To be sure, this isn’t needy love. It’s not even emotional love. It’s superficial. A narcissistic sociopath sees love and admiration as power tools to manipulate and dominate.
      – No apologies, no guilt, no remorse under any circumstance. A narcissistic sociopath believes that he is a gift to the world who makes it richer and more colorful. Therefore, his calculated, even cruel actions are always justified.
      – Invincibility. The narcissistic variety of sociopath believes he is indomitable. Even punishment and prison can’t stop him. They’re merely part of the game.
      – Wholly self-serving. The needs and wants of others are insignificant and undeserving of consideration.
      – Act as the producer, director, and only actor of his own show. The narcissistic sociopath casts people in roles that increase his power and sense of importance and when bored, casts them aside.

    • @kathy scott Why do they fallow him?

    • @Marc F. Nielssen All people lie, the real question is why!

    • @Marc F. Nielssen Did you know that sociopaths have positive and desirable behavoirs?

    • @Marc F. Nielssen I read your narcissist rant and can’t see Trump fitting hardly any of that! Are you sure you aren’t delusional,because you seem to be!
      TDS is real and it is very harmful!

  8. “ never underestimate the stupidity of the American people “
    Bill Maher

  9. Powell Languages | July 18, 2020 at 3:11 AM | Reply

    How in the world could religious people agree to vote for DT?

    • Because the clown agreed to give them everything those hypocrites wanted.

    • Possibly because they have been trained to believe things based on blind faith instead of based on facts?

    • Because people’s perception about God and religion is wrong. God has nothing to do with religion. He is about relationship with Himself. Religion is man-made. Read a book called MISPLACED RIGHTEOUSNESS and you will never be confused about religion and God again.

    • Beverley Hohn Chang | July 18, 2020 at 8:52 PM | Reply


    • Beverley Hohn Chang | July 18, 2020 at 8:53 PM | Reply


  10. When Fox has had their claws in the minds of the American public since 1996, don’t be surprised at what they’ll buy.

  11. patty borntrager | July 18, 2020 at 3:18 AM | Reply

    All that glitters is NOT Gold.

  12. They were wrong. He has one principle. No matter how many need to die, he’s happy to let them die as long as he is glorified

    • Yep…we’re doing a fantastic job here. It is going to disappear…just like me on November 3. Like a miracle…OMG let there be that. 200,000 dead come election day…?? Better than an even money bet.

    • @Robert Downes YOU ARE RIGHT. The problems will be still there but the ”cause” will be gone after the 3rd of November and the the country can begin to eliminate the results of the past 4 years of lawless and divisionary government resulting in untold suffering of millions of Americans from those needlessly being infected and dying because of the assininine approach and ”leadership” by the BIG ORANGE BABY.

    • @Fred Derf Likely far more. Deaths lag behind cases, and deaths are now rising. Look how many died in the first spike, it’s much more widespread now, so the number of deaths from this one will be higher. Unless serious action is taken it will likely be 400-500k. But numbers are now being hidden like China did, and is using secret police to arrest people and make them just disappear, like China does. Get ready for fixed elections and president for life.

    • @Kris Well Kris….that my friend is the worst case scenario. He has taken lessons from the likes of Putin AND XI. He has already taken the transparency out of the hands of the CDC and ALL info goes to his desk…YOU KNOW THE ONE…THE great Resolute Desk. Then it goes into the trash can…and what he says to you and Joe public…LOOK…ITS ALL GOOD NOW…WE ARE DOING A FANTASTIC JOB….IT IS GOING AWAY…HARDLY ANYMORE CASES. and YOU CAN BET YOUR SWEET BIPPY that he will scream to high heaven that the election was rigged. WITHOUT a land slide win for Biden he will have to be “frog marched” out of the White House. I am an expat Canadian living in Australia…the lucky country…and I really do fell sorry for the population of the USA.The United States has a CANCER and it is sitting in the Oval Office.

    • @Kris Yes Kris …I agree with you after having a look at the surge of the virus in the southern States as Florida and Texas etc and crunching the numbers I think that your estimation of 400 to 500,000 might be CONSERVATIVE. Given the time lag of 2 plus weeks the surge of up to and exceeding 70,000 new cases a day for the last week…350,000 new cases in a week…what is the death total going to be in 4 to 6 weeks time. It is scary really. He would have far more success playing defensive end for the “Patriots” than he is having at his present “JOB”.

  13. General Custard | July 18, 2020 at 3:19 AM | Reply

    George Armstrong Custard here. Thanks to Donald Trump I will no longer go down as the dumbest balloon in American history. I salute you Donald. 🎈🤪🎈

  14. Justice For All | July 18, 2020 at 3:24 AM | Reply

    When his own siblings and family dislike Donald like this, he must be way worse than we haven’t seeing yet?!! … Horrible 👹

  15. Dean Oldfield | July 18, 2020 at 4:04 AM | Reply

    Nothing new, she just confirmed everything we already knew about DT

  16. I think the word they were searching for was “preposterous”

  17. Free Thinker | July 18, 2020 at 6:06 AM | Reply

    Clearly his own family didn’t vote for him.
    That says it all.

  18. Dave Ponsford | July 18, 2020 at 6:24 AM | Reply

    I was shocked that people still fall for the con, but that’s how cults work.

  19. His whole family had to suffer for his psychopathic behaviour and now america

  20. Alberta Shaw | July 18, 2020 at 11:22 AM | Reply

    His own family and all sensible Americans knows he’s a clown. Only his BLIND base still can’t see it.

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