Here’s what the NY Times had to say about Trump supporters who are doubling down on their support for Il Trumpe because he is being criticized (boldface mine):
Gina Anders knows the feeling well by now. President Trump says or does something that triggers a spasm of outrage. She doesn’t necessarily agree with how he handled the situation. She gets why people are upset.
But Ms. Anders, 46, a Republican from suburban Loudoun County, Va., with a law degree, a business career, and not a stitch of “Make America Great Again” gear in her wardrobe, is moved to defend him anyway.
“All nuance and all complexity — and these are complex issues — are completely lost,” she said, describing “overblown” reactions from the president’s critics, some of whom equated the Trump administration’s policy of separating migrant children and parents to history’s greatest atrocities.
“It makes me angry at them, which causes me to want to defend him to them more,” Ms. Anders said.
While she might not have any MAGA apparel, Anders is a founder of the West Virginia Liberty Political Action Committee and was active in Ron Paul’s presidential campaign (according to this article, she was a resident of WV, and now, as the NYT article claims, is a resident of VA).
Is she really a possible Democratic voter? One of WVPAC’s key issues is protecting the Second Amendment. And she’s a long time Republican political activist. Sure, people can change, but she’s really not in the swing voter category. And despite the reporter’s bleatings, he was not writing about the differences within conservatives, but describing a supposed moderate-sounding person (and they’ve done this before). Breaking: most Republicans still support a Republican president….
While we’re on the topic, when’s the last time we’ve read a story about how Republicans have to convince someone like me to vote for them? Silly.
How this possibly informs the NYT readership escapes me.