Admit It, Trump Supporters, You Got Duped

Trump's supporters have nobody to blame but themselves.
05/01/2017 10:59 pm ET Updated May 07, 2017
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Donald Trump’s first 100 days in the White House are in the books, and although he’d never admit it – and he spends an unhealthy amount of time on Twitter denying it – the reality is he doesn’t have much to show for it.

The wall he promised to build? He’s no closer to getting it built today than he was a year ago. The Muslims he promised to ban from entering America? The courts have denied him three times. The sanctuary cities he promised to crack down on? They’re flipping Trump the finger. The federal debt he promised to eliminate in 8 years? It’s growing every day – thanks in no small part to Trump’s lavish lifestyle.

Despite Trump’s promises and pledges and tweets and tough talk, the reality is, after 100 days in office, Donald Trump is one of the least accomplished and most overrated Presidents in American history. And his supporters have nobody to blame but themselves. They got duped.

They voted for a President who criticized his predecessor for golfing too much. They got a President who went golfing 13 times in his first 9 weeks on the job.

They voted for a President who said he was going to build a wall and make Mexico pay for it. They got a President who’s putting up a fence and trying to make America pay for it.

They voted for a President who said he “inherited a mess.” They got a President who inherited the lowest unemployment rate in 10 years, rising wages, and 79 consecutive months of job growth.

They voted for a President who said he was going to ban all Muslims from entering the United States. They got a President who’s failed three times to get anyone banned from the United States.

They voted for a President who said he was “ready to lead” in February. They got a President who didn’t know where his aircraft carriers were in April.

They voted for a President who said he would repeal and replace Obamacare with “something terrific.” They got a President who doesn’t know if his own healthcare proposal covers pre-existing conditions.

They voted for a President who said he would get tough on trade with China. They got a President who’s getting tough on trade with Canada – and letting China do what it wants.

They voted for a President who pledged to kill NAFTA, calling it the “worst deal in history.” They got a President who is keeping NAFTA, because (in his words) it has been “very good” for Mexico and Canada.

The list goes on and on and on. Donald Trump, simply put, is a fraud ― and his supporters got duped.

They voted for a President who railed against Goldman Sachs on the campaign trail, but they got a President whose Senior Advisor, Treasury Secretary, and chief Economic Advisor all came from Goldman Sachs. They voted for a President who pledged to “drain the swamp,” but they got a President whose Secretary of Education is a billionaire lobbyist whose family has donated up to $200 million to Republicans in office. They voted for a President who said his predecessor, Barack Obama, “doesn’t have a clue.” They got a President who can’t remember what country he’s bombing, but can remember what kind of chocolate cake he ate at Mar-a-Lago.

Speaking of Mar-a-Lago, Trump supporters voted for a President who said he would eliminate the national debt in 8 years. Instead, they got a President whose trips to Mar-a-Lago alone have cost the American taxpayer $20 million. The debt continues to rise, Trump continues to golf, and many of his supporters are now asking themselves, “What happened to the Donald Trump I voted for?

So admit it, Trump supporters: You got duped. You voted for a President who promised to “Make America Great Again.” Instead, you got a President who has produced almost nothing in his first 100 days in office. Donald Trump is the least popular President in modern American history, and for good reason: He says one thing, does another, and has almost nothing to show for his first 100 days as President.

You got duped, Trump supporters. Admit it. You got duped.

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