'How can Trump claim he’ll keep us safe as president when he hasn’t kept us safe as president?'

Still more contradictions, smoke, and mirrors. And then there’s the lies, as Trump tries to “get within cheating distance”.

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— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) September 15, 2020

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— Kim Northrop (@bettygirl1239) September 15, 2020

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— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) September 15, 2020

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— Noga Tarnopolsky (@NTarnopolsky) September 15, 2020

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— The Daily Beast (@thedailybeast) September 15, 2020

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— Duty To Warn 🔉 (@duty2warn) September 15, 2020

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— Bloomberg CityLab (@CityLab) September 15, 2020

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— MSNBC (@MSNBC) September 15, 2020

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— Matt Gaetz’ Liver 🍸 (@MattGaetzLiver) September 15, 2020

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— Matthew Gertz (@MattGertz) September 15, 2020

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— Fiddler (@cFidd) September 15, 2020

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— Adam Parkhomenko (@AdamParkhomenko) September 15, 2020

Why it matters: To his diehard supporters, Trump isn't just a candidate. He's a lifestyle choice and a vehicle for self-expression — a way to continually flip the middle finger at big media, big business, big government … anything big.

  • It's all part of one of the big Trump triumphs — convincing his voters that an attack on him is actually an attack on them.

A hat, popular in rural convenience stores this summer, says it all: “If You Don't Like Trump Then You Probably Won't Like Me.”

  • At rallies, you see people wearing Trump flags like a billowing robe. And a lot of this isn't official campaign merch — people print these up themselves.
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— Rachel (@tranquileyes30) September 15, 2020

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