For many, the only thing more shocking than the acts described during President Trump's ongoing impeachment hearings has been Republicans willingness to stand by Trump despite the evidence against him.
Those who were around in the 1970's have been reminded of how some Republicans stood by an obviously corrupt President Nixon. In fact, the Republican response is so similar in some ways that Jimmy Kimmel was able to create a viral sensation by getting random conservatives to defend Nixon by accident.
In the latest edition of "Lie Witness News," Kimmel reveals that some Republicans will stand by Trump no matter what he does.
Lie Witness News – Trump Watergate Edition youtu.be
They all fell for the Jimmy Kimmel prank. https://t.co/mh6CzzvSdW— Merle #MaskUp #MaskUpMT (@Merle #MaskUp #MaskUpMT)1574267143.0
People on Twitter were in disbelief at the ignorance on display.
When you double-down on a boorish, inept, liar but it’s the wrong one. #TrumpCult #MAGA https://t.co/BulXAvdDI5— cablegal 🇺🇸🌎 (@cablegal 🇺🇸🌎)1574264675.0
@jimmykimmel @realDonaldTrump Trump supporters think Nixon was framed.— Ken Scott (@Ken Scott)1574263385.0
If Trump is wrong, then many conservatives don't want to be right!
@jimmykimmel @realDonaldTrump that is so frightening.— Nicole Miller (@Nicole Miller)1574256187.0
Maybe Nixon's crimes weren't even so bad.
@jimmykimmel @realDonaldTrump This ain’t funny, this is scary. As a country, we can only coast on post-WWII suprem… https://t.co/ZkDE2M1YMy— American Slav (@American Slav)1574256272.0
Clips like this one aren't promising for the future of our nation.
@jimmykimmel @realDonaldTrump Doomed. We're all DOOMED.— Tony Stank's third cousin (@Tony Stank's third cousin)1574256216.0
@jimmykimmel @realDonaldTrump Some are so misinformed— Arlene (@Arlene)1574256378.0
At first, people were watching for a quick laugh, only to find themselves disappointed in humanity.
@jimmykimmel @JimmyKimmelLive @realDonaldTrump https://t.co/cP0yx202UA— RZ73 (@RZ73)1574259128.0
@jimmykimmel @realDonaldTrump I was really hoping to laugh. But I had to turn it off.— Heather (@Heather)1574273222.0
The biggest mystery?
Why would these people let their clips air on TV?
@jimmykimmel @realDonaldTrump These people actually signed releases to be on TV? https://t.co/YmrvEGpQx9— RoLynn (@RoLynn)1574295075.0
@jimmykimmel @realDonaldTrump And they probably signed waivers to let them appear on air because they thought these… https://t.co/XwDhhgeINf— EastGateNative (@EastGateNative)1574256273.0
Maybe 40 years from now, we'll see a clip of conservatives defending some future Republican's actions, not knowing they're actually talking about the famously guilty President Trump.