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Are Trump Supporters Stupid, Or Is It Worse?

Quartz photo of Trump rally.

This was written by a guy named Adam-Tony Castro and has been making the rounds of the internet. I thought I’d post it here in larger, clearer format so you can read it. There’s a lot to absorb here, but it needs to be said.

The original question, the one that inspired this missive, was, “Why do people think that Trump supporters are stupid?”

Here is what Castro came up with:

What you don’t get, Trump supporters, is that our succumbing to frustration and shaking our heads, thinking of you as stupid, may very well be wrong and unhelpful, but it’s also…hear me…charitable. Because if you’re NOT stupid, we must turn to other explanations, and most of them are less flattering.

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Dan Smith is an award-winning journalist in Roanoke, Va., and a member of the Virginia Communications Hall of Fame. He is an author, photographer, essayist, father and grandfather. Co-founder of Valley Business FRONT magazine and founder of the Roanoke Regional Writers Conference. On Advisory Board of New River Voice.

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