It has been stated that desperate men pray not so much for their daily bread as they do for their daily deception.
Steve Bannon and Donald Trump understood this weakness of human nature only too well. It is the basis of fundamentalist religion — hope for the impossible.
And so the Donald gave the true believers what they wanted to hear — that they and their kind are special and the “others” are not.
Here are a few:
I will build a great big beautiful wall and Mexico will pay for it.
On the first day of my presidency I will get rid of [Black inspired] Obamacare and replace it with something terrific.
I will improve the lives of women.
Temporarily ban most Muslims from entering the country.
Bar Syrian refugees from entering the country and kick the hell out those already here.
Stay in Washington, work my ass off and never take golfing vacations — won’t have time.
Bomb the shit out of Isis.
Find an out clause for the phony Iran deal.
Bring back jobs from China.
Grow the nation’s economy by at least 6%.
Drain the swamp.
Simplify the Federal tax code.
Get rid of the Dodd-frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act.
Get rid of gun free zones in schools.
Deport almost 11 million immigrants.
He also made dozens more, often conflicting, promises.