Republicans and their white evangelical base know, deep in their hearts, that Cohen’s portrayal of Trump as a “racist,” “a con man” and “a cheat” is true. So it is the truth they fear most because they know that supporting Trump has made them racists, con men and cheats too.
But Republican congressmen could not defend Trump in the Cohen hearing because they are stuck. They are stuck between the white evangelical base and truth. They have a moron base that will never admit that they elected a losing freak of corruption. Why? Because they’ve turned Trump into a theological issue of faith. God gave us Trump evangelicals say.
So Republicans in Congress can’t ever admit the truth about how they actually regard Trump because their base won’t listen. To be a Republican these days is to serve morons and thus to have to pretend to be a loon oneself. With evangelicals as the base of the GOP the Republican leadership have had to perfect the art of dumbing themselves down.
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