Despite over half the country believing President Trump should be impeached and removed from office, there are still many Republicans in America who are behind the Donald 100%.
One of them called into C-SPAN on December 4 and made quite the outrageous claim.
President Trump's actions are "far greater" than Abraham Lincoln freeing the slaves.
C-SPAN caller having a normal one: "Lincoln only freed the slaves. Yes, that's a big thing, but what Trump is doing… https://t.co/EsPXtpcIBV— Aaron Rupar (@Aaron Rupar) 1575487427.0
Even if you believe Trump has done good, to compare his actions to freeing the American slaves, one of the most significant acts in US history, is absolutely crazy.
@atrupar This is the level of delusion we are up against— Nikki of House Pfizer (@Nikki of House Pfizer) 1575494486.0
The caller said:
"Lincoln only freed the slaves. Yes, that's a big thing. But what Trump is doing is far greater."
@atrupar The deprogramming is going to take years.— Ethan Bearman (@Ethan Bearman) 1575501422.0
@atrupar This is not unusual. It’s what happens when all you consume is right wing media. He says trump kept all… https://t.co/bYWzfI1kAo— Seananigans (@Seananigans) 1575488053.0
Many thought there was one particularly telling moment.
If the Civil War were happening today, whose side would Trump be on?
@atrupar @joshtpm Trump is freeing the slaveowners!— Tzippy Shmilovitz 🤦♀️ (@Tzippy Shmilovitz 🤦♀️) 1575487827.0
@atrupar Holy mother of cults. 😳— Suzan Scott (@Suzan Scott) 1575487981.0
@atrupar This is the result of the GOP’s decades long assault on public education.— The re-impeached cheeto ex-prez (@The re-impeached cheeto ex-prez) 1575488263.0
This man on C-SPAN isn't an anomaly, however.
A recent poll found that 53% of registered Republicans believed Trump is a better President than Abraham Lincoln.
Economist/YouGov Poll: 53% of Republicans believe Donald Trump is a better president than Abraham Lincoln was while… https://t.co/abvNDQMker— Josh Jordan (@Josh Jordan) 1575069036.0
Many used this opportunity to point out that Lincoln's political views were liberal for their time and that the Republican party was founded as a left-wing alternative to the Democrats and the Whigs.
Sorry, but Lincoln and Trump are not in the same political party. https://t.co/xaBMUP9Udw— Jennifer N. Victor (@Jennifer N. Victor) 1575069085.0
Majority Of Republicans Say Trump Is A Better President Than Lincoln. I don’t know why anyone is surprised by this.… https://t.co/oghYGY7sCG— LiA (@LiA) 1575078884.0
In one way, the caller was absolutely right: Trump and Lincoln's accomplishments are completely different.
@atrupar Considering Trump's supporters, it's only a matter of time before freeing the slaves is openly considered a negative.— Katie (@Katie) 1575487617.0
Of course, that didn't stop many people from reacting with shock at his earnest belief.
@atrupar https://t.co/YWxm0kMlDW— Liz Cougar Warrencamp (@Liz Cougar Warrencamp) 1575491146.0
@atrupar Wow. Just...wow.— BLGee (@BLGee) 1575487481.0
Hopefully Trump can live up to the belief his supporters have in him...though it seems unlikely.