People who still support Trump believe that despite all his other failings, he’s competent. He isn’t, and never has been, but it’s very hard for them to see this — even now — and one reason for that is a psychological trait we all share, though it shows up under different circumstances.
First a little background: Trump has been making it up as he goes along for his whole life, like he’s doing in his daily coronavirus briefings (see The Bulwark’s supercut below). Throughout his career he’s left wreckage in his wake, while managing to skim enough off the top of one failed scam after another to maintain the appearance of personal success.[Read more…] about Trump’s Supporters Stick With Him—Even Now—Because of Psychology We All Share