I noticed this before the election; that the more viruently anti-Trump a commentator was, the more they reasoned like Trump; and the more their rhetoric sounded like Trump.

But, yes, quite right. The speaker feels the need to gain social acceptance by taking a cheap shot at Mr. Trump, with the apparent intention to establish one’s credibility to be heard by the (assumedly) anti-Trump audience.

It’s an interesting behavior that I haven’t seen in politics up until this point, unless the speaker *knew* that they were speaking to a fully partisan audience that was on “their side” (like a campaign fund raiser, for example).

Free markets, free minds. Question all narratives. If you think one political party is right and the other party is evil, the problem with our politics is you.

Free markets, free minds. Question all narratives. If you think one political party is right and the other party is evil, the problem with our politics is you.