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Trumpists love their Dear Leader in no small measure because of his talent for unapologetically engaging in abject cruelty.
Whether he was mocking a disabled reporter’s affliction and delighting in Hillary Clinton’s health travails on the 2016 campaign trail or separating migrant children with Down syndrome from their parents and ridiculing Joe Biden’s son’s struggle with drug addiction during his time in office — Trump supporters can’t get enough of the Dear Leader triggering the libs, or really anyone with a conscience.
To his fervent supporters, Trump’s callous viciousness is funny. It’s the humorless politically correct scolds and loser Never Trumper conservatives who need to lighten up, they say.
Now that President Trump and first lady Melania have tested positive for COVID-19, Trumpworld has discovered the value of empathy. And they are shocked — shocked! — that some of Trump’s critics have delighted in the irony of Trump’s coronavirus denialism contributing to his own infection.