The Schadenfreude of Trump, Lewandowski and Their Supporters

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks to supporters at his primary election night event at his Mar-a-Lago Club in Palm Beach, Fla., Tuesday, March 15, 2016. At left is his campaign manager Corey Lewandowski. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

As I’m sure you are all aware by now Trump’s campaign manager Corey Lewandowski (LYINdowski) was charged with simple battery by the Jupiter Police in Florida for grabbing reporter Michelle Fields. This story has played out for a few weeks now in what would have never even been a story if Lewandowski had just apologized.

Instead of apologizing, the entire Trump team decided to LIE about the incident and said it never happened. All while having the actual video that showed Lewandowski did indeed grab her and pull her back as she was asking Trump a question.

 

Not only did they lie about it but they went on to smear her character as well. They literally assassinated her character across the board and are still doing it today. I wrote about Trump’s despicable treatment of the entire incident here.  And that was before Trump’s own video came out. The video Trump said didn’t exist.

What happened when the police released Trump’s OWN video? They made up some new lies. They tried to claim that she was touching Trump or grabbing at him and ZOMG she had a PEN in her hand. Trump even said it could have been or bomb or something (NOT even making that up).

You can clearly see in the video below that Lewandowski grabbed her and pulled her back. While she may have exaggerated that he tried to pull her to the ground, he did indeed grab her and pull her back. It’s VERY clear.

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rHGfyrvRK0Y]

So WHY did they lie about it? No one at the campaign will answer that question. None of his supporters can even answer the question.

They are standing in support of Lewandowski and Trump even though they LIED about the incident (which we wouldn’t be talking about if he simply apologized) and SMEARED her. And they continue to do it.

And no one, not one person can explain WHY they chose to lie about it rather than making up some excuse for the reason it happened. They are backpedalling now to claim Fields grabbed him and THAT’S why Lewandowski grabbed her.

Of course, the Secret Service, whose JOB it is to take care of Trump apparently weren’t doing their job (must be the reason right?) even though they were right there. Of course, Trump previously said the Secret Service said nothing happened.

“I heard that nothing happened. You know, we’re surrounded by Secret Service. We have many Secret Service. You see some of them here. When we left, I spoke to them. Nothing happened. This was, in my opinion, made up,” he told CNN.

Trump and Lewandowski’s supporters continue to excuse their despicable behavior and to SMEAR Fields. NONE of them care that the Trump team LIED and tried to destroy Michelle Fields. That doesn’t seem to matter to them at all.

They can’t even explain why Trump or Lewandowski lied then or are lying now. Some of them try to make up a bogus excuse that the Trump campaign was only disagreeing with her original statement.

It’s seriously disturbing. Good people are turning into something that is truly ugly when they support what the entire Trump campaign did to a reporter.

Truly disturbing.

Truly Schadenfreude:

Schadenfreude German:  is pleasure derived from the misfortunes of others.[1] This word is taken from German and literally means “harm-joy”. It is the feeling of joy or pleasure when one sees another fail or suffer misfortune. It is also borrowed by some other languages. An English term of similar meaning (but with no noun equivalent) is “to gloat”; which means to feel, or express, great, often malicious, pleasure, or self-satisfaction, at one’s own success, or at another’s failure.

Not only does Trump delight in destroying this woman, his supporters do as well.

Facts and truth don’t matter to ANY of these people. Neither does the First Amendment or decency.