As the Republican National Convention heads into its third day, MSNBC has been interviewing Trump supporters around the nation on why they support the President's reelection.
And one of his most diehard supporters couldn't name a single reason.
Trump voter can't name one reason she supports him: 'Not that I can think of' youtu.be
MSNBC spoke with the woman, a Florida senior citizen named Jean Dinapoli, while she was taking a dip in a country club swimming pool.
When asked if she had yet decided who she'd vote for in November, Dinapoli looked at the MSNBC reporter like the question was insane.
"Of course, Trump! He's the only president I could ever relate to."
That's as strong an endorsement as any.
But Dinapoli was far less loquacious when asked specifically why she felt such a kinship with the President. MSNBC's reporter asked a direct question:
"Is there anything that you can point to that he has said he'd do and that he's done that you're really happy with?"
And Dinapoli's gave an equally direct answer, after a very long and pregnant pause:
"...Not that I can think of."
"I'm just glad he's there. Like I said, I feel secure."
Senior citizen voters are key to Trump's reelection, especially in the state of Florida, which many analysts believe is the linchpin to his victory.
But for many analysts and rank-and-file voters alike, voters like Dinapoli are representative of a subset of Trump voters who seem to blindly follow the President. Some analysts, psychologists and other thought-leaders have even compared these voters to members of a cult.
And on Twitter, Dinapoli's response seemed to have struck exactly that chord in people who also viewed the segment.
If you ever needed more proof the Republicans are only supporting #Trump just to 'own the libs,' here you go: https://t.co/rgInkwFxPV— The Matt McNeil Show (@The Matt McNeil Show) 1598467773.0
Tyranny by a cognitively impaired minority. https://t.co/TBZumldYuV— acceloraptor (@acceloraptor) 1598473727.0
New demographic: zero-issues voters https://t.co/tUiIAprrcS— Paul Jarnagin (@Paul Jarnagin) 1598467328.0
@realTuckFrumper I know several people who think that Trump "tells it like it is"...which seems crazy given that ev… https://t.co/FeoroRS854— Joe Sandbank (@Joe Sandbank) 1598462416.0
@realTuckFrumper I *think* what she meant to say was because he's racist AF— Kimberleigh 🌊🌊 (@Kimberleigh 🌊🌊) 1598462384.0
Aha! This woman just answered what I suspected all along. Trumpers have no valid reason for supporting Trump. There… https://t.co/Sx9iKQfMt4— Hope Catori (@Hope Catori) 1598464078.0
More typical than one thinks... https://t.co/3BjZBqZMUb— Larry Lee Wallenmeyer (@Larry Lee Wallenmeyer) 1598463675.0
The perfect Trump voter. Going to vote for him, no idea why. https://t.co/Wo7rkxggAc— Snertly (@Snertly) 1598466011.0
@RawStory Here’s a hat for her 😉 https://t.co/ulwr1UX16W— sam (@sam) 1598463318.0
She's a real-life example of Trump’s gaslighted cult followers... sad 😥 😔 😟 https://t.co/9hyBdYC7Oi— #TRUMP is a DANGER to DEMOCRACY! 🚫☢ (@#TRUMP is a DANGER to DEMOCRACY! 🚫☢) 1598466171.0
The latest polling in Florida shows the race between Trump and Biden tightening in the state, with Biden's previous six-point lead having shrunk to three points.