Even though it’s become very clear this week that President Donald Trump is not going to get the $5 billion in federal funding for his long-promised wall on the Southern border, two-thirds of those who voted for him believe not only will the wall be constructed, but Mexico will foot the bill.
According to a new HuffPost/YouGov poll, 63 percent of those who voted for Trump say they think the president will fulfill his campaign promise to build the wall on the border with Mexico and the Mexican government will pay for it. Mexico has repeatedly said they will never fork over a dime for such a wall. Just 22 percent said Trump will never get his wall built.
Oddly, four percent of those surveyed said they believe an oft-repeated lie from Trump that the wall has already been built. Which begs the question: Why not just say the wall is there and move on?
The poll also shows that the border wall is one the most important issues to those who cast their ballots for Trump in 2016, tied with Trump’s other pledge to “drain the swamp.”
But behind the numbers is a larger problem: The fact that so many Americans are willing to believe anything Trump says despite evidence to the contrary. In the fact-free world of Donald Trump, everything he says is gospel and must be reality.
Of course, it should be noted that in September 2017, 80 percent of Trump voters said he would be able to repeal Obamacare. Now, just 47 percent say Trump will be able to achieve a full repeal of the Affordable Care Act.
When it comes to keeping his promises, 56 percent of Trump disciples say he’s done so, while 36 percent say he’s yet to fulfill all of his campaign promises. But those naysayers told pollsters they expect the president will indeed keep his promises in due time.
So, if you were looking for further evidence that Trump voters are living in a world of their own, this new HuffPost poll is proof positive that the zombification of about 38 percent of the American electorate is indeed complete.
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