Politics, News

Seeing Trump for Who He Is

For some, the truth about Trump hasn’t worked; maybe pictures will

John Dean
Dean’s List
Published in
3 min readJul 30, 2022

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Mountains of evidence supporting the indictment of Donald Trump for the failed January 6, 2021 insurrection have failed to persuade a sizable group of Republicans that it’s time to move on. For whatever reasons, these Republicans have not seen Trump as an ugly human being that built a political career on racism, fear, greed, bravado, and celebrity. That is tragic.

To date, for Trump’s most loyal supporters, nothing has worked. The House Select Committee on the January 6 Attack on the US Capitol has held eight hearings documenting Trump’s complicity, but most Trumpers have refused to watch the hearings or dismissed it as a “kangaroo court.”

Maybe it is time to try something different

Recently, Trump hosted a LIV golf tournament at his New Jersey golf club. News coverage of the event focused on the outrage of survivors of the 9/11 attack on the World Trade Center. The majority of the 9/11 terrorists were Saudis. And Mohammed bin Salman, effectively the ruler of Saudi Arabia, ordered the murder of Washington Post reporter Jamel Khashoggi. But some news services have published pictures of Trump “without makeup” that arguably better reflect…

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John Dean
Dean’s List

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