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

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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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