The Only Ten Possible Reasons You Continue To Support Trump

James M. Ridgway, Jr.
2 min readApr 17, 2018


1 You are a rich corporate donor, or just a plain super rich person, that receives much value for your investment. Trump’s relaxed or non-enforced rules will allow you to rip-off the public at will, or simply profit big time from the Republican tax giveaway.

2 Somewhere along the way, like Paul Ryan, you got lost in the mess that is Ayn Rand’s political and economic theories and can’t find your way out.

3 You think with your gut not your head. Meaning that you simply react to your hardwired tribal impulse to follow the strong man, or in Trump’s case the perceived strongman. It makes you feel like part of something bigger than yourself — fun.

4 You are mildly xenophobic and believe America ought to continue to especially serve the needs of White Christians — definitely not Mexicans.

5 You have always supported the Republican Party no matter what. It’s a family tradition.

6 You love the entertainment value of Trump. In fact you love all reality TV.

7 You never read or watch real news — but sometimes Fox — or care about issues. You just vote however the mood hits you, if, indeed, you ever vote at all.

8 You love the Nazi party and the Klan and hate Democrats. Trump’s you guy all the way.

9 You don’t care if Trump is a lying asshole, a con artist who kills everything he touches. Your life is crap, and misery loves company — screw them Donald.

10 You are totally mentally incompetent and don’t know your own name.



James M. Ridgway, Jr.

Jim Ridgway, Jr. military writer — author of the American Civil War classic, “Apprentice Killers: The War of Lincoln and Davis.” Christmas gift, yes!