Dilbert creator/cartoonist Scott Adams has been talking Trump for over a year and has become pretty famous for the accuracy of his prognostications. When the race for the White House began well over a year ago, Adams wasn’t exactly a Trump “fan” but he did see something in Trump that the rest of us were missing. Then in the winter, as Adams’ was being proven right about Trump, he offered a new prophecy arguing that Donald Trump would win in a “landslide.” Adams continued to predict a Trump victory even as Trump’s fortunes seemed to wane at the end of the summer. Throughout his many predictions and comments on the race, the one thing Adams didn’t do was tell us who he would be supporting on November 8th. Now he’s finally rectifying that and speaking out about whom he’ll be casting his ballot for on Election Day.
In a recent post to the Scott Adams’ Blog, the award-winning cartoonist explained that he would be voting for Donald Trump because Hillary Clinton and her followers are BULLIES.
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I’ve been trying to figure out what common trait binds Clinton supporters together. As far as I can tell, the most unifying characteristic is a willingness to bully in all its forms.
If you have a Trump sign in your lawn, they will steal it.
If you have a Trump bumper sticker, they will deface your car.
if you speak of Trump at work you could get fired.
On social media, almost every message I get from a Clinton supporter is a bullying type of message. They insult. They try to shame. They label. And obviously they threaten my livelihood.
We know from Project Veritas that Clinton supporters tried to incite violence at Trump rallies. The media downplays it.
We also know Clinton’s side hired paid trolls to bully online. You don’t hear much about that.
Yesterday, by no coincidence, Huffington Post, Salon, and Daily Kos all published similar-sounding hit pieces on me, presumably to lower my influence. (That reason, plus jealousy, are the only reasons writers write about other writers.)
Team Clinton has succeeded in perpetuating one of the greatest evils I have seen in my lifetime. Her side has branded Trump supporters (40%+ of voters) as Nazis, sexists, homophobes, racists, and a few other fighting words. Their argument is built on confirmation bias and persuasion. But facts don’t matter because facts never matter in politics.
Yes, yes, I realize Trump supporters say bad things about Clinton supporters too. I don’t defend the bad apples on either side. I’ll just point out that Trump’s message is about uniting all Americans under one flag. The Clinton message is that some Americans are good people and the other 40% are some form of deplorables, deserving of shame, vandalism, punishing taxation, and violence. She has literally turned Americans on each other. It is hard for me to imagine a worse thing for a presidential candidate to do.
I’ll say that again.
As far as I can tell, the worst thing a presidential candidate can do is turn Americans against each other. Clinton is doing that, intentionally.
I do have a bad reaction to bullies. And I’ve reached my limit.
I hope you have too. Therefore…
I endorse Donald Trump for President of the United States because I oppose bullying in all its forms.
Read Adams’ post in its entirety over at his blog (and check out his Dilbert cartoons while your there too).