The Cult of Trump
It’s easy to see the cult-like hold Trump has over his most ardent followers. They wear the hats the way earnest Muslim women wear niqab, or the way Catholic nuns when I was a child wore their habits. Costume becomes identity, even if you’re just going shirtless, with your fat belly hanging out, to let the world know you love Sheffield Wednesday.
In a recent town hall by Justin Amash, a Republican conservative who has renounced Trump and thus been given the shunning and apostasy given all those who leave “the way,” his critics came complete with red hats and Trumpist talking points. They issued those talking points as though reciting Holy Writ, and if Trump reversed himself on any point tomorrow, they’d recite those talking points in the same way.