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two hats marked "shamless" and "classless"

I though it was weird to see that photo earlier today in which Trump was carrying TWO hats with him when he went to his campaign event/ hurricane response tour in Texas, and it turns out to have been a truly crass and entirely characteristic marketing move.
Just in case the news from Houston could not be any more insane, there is the fact that fire ants travel on water on huge rafts and gain 165% more venom after being submerged.
Just exactly how delusional are Trump voters? It is hard to gauge, but this poll gives some guidance.



"PPP's newest national poll finds that Donald Trump's approval rating is pretty steady in the wake of the Charlottesville attack, probably because his supporters think that whites and Christians are the most oppressed groups of people in the country. 40% of voters approve of the job Trump is doing to 53% who disapprove, little change from the 41/55 spread we found for him in July.

The reason Trump hasn't lost more ground for his widely panned response to the attack is probably that many of his supporters agree with some of the beliefs that led white supremacists to rally in Charlottesville in the first place. Asked what racial group they think faces the most discrimination in America, 45% of Trump voters say it's white people followed by 17% for Native Americans with 16% picking African Americans, and 5% picking Latinos. Asked what religious group they think faces t…