The following news is important to digest. The propaganda/ gas-lighting loop on the republicans delivered to them by the republican President Donald Trump’s lies backed up by FOX TV and other right wing pundits repeating them, along with the echo chamber of the Russian bots has been extremely effective.
The latest polls as detailed by Axios shows that 79% of republicans / president’s base approve of how President Trump handled the July 16, 2018 Helsinki Trump-Putin summit. This explains in part, why GOP legislators were looking for any possible reason to cover for him even when his back-tracking was patently a falsehood.
Here’s the rest of the story…
On July 19, 2018, Mike Allen of Axios penned the following news item, “Poll: Huge GOP majority backs Trump’s Putin performance”
We told you yesterday why elected Republicans go so silent so quickly when they disagree so strongly with President Trump: They fear it’s political suicide to speak up. Now we have an exclusive, new Axios/SurveyMonkey poll that shows why those fears are real:
See: (Data: SurveyMonkey online poll conducted July 16-17, 2018 among a total sample of 2,100 adults living in the United States. Margin of error of ±3 percentage points; Poll methodology; Chart: Lazaro Gamio/Axios)
“Be smart: This poll foreshadows the coming national drama. Every piece of data, and virtually every public action of elected Republican officials, shows Trump will have overwhelming and probably unbreakable party support, regardless of what Robert Mueller finds with his Russia probe.”