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).

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Data Driven Econophile. Muslim, USA born. Been “woke” 2x: 1st, when I realized the world isn’t fair; 2nd, when I realized the “woke” people are full of shit.

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