I’ve actually heard this a lot, and a knew a possible Trump supporter who generally followed this same line of reasoning.
What if everything Trump says he’ll do is a lie? What if all the evidence indicating he’s been a petulant, self-absorbed racist, sexist man-child his entire life is wrong? What if he’s not as unqualified as all the evidence indicates? Plus, I read on Facebook he’s actually secretly pro-LGBT! If so, there’s a chance he could make a pretty good President.
Followed shortly by:
What if everything Hillary says she’ll do is a lie? What if all the evidence indicating she’s been a well-informed, capable, politically savvy leader her entire life is wrong? What if she’s not as qualified as all the evidence indicates? Plus, I read on Facebook she murdered Seth Rich! If so, her election could spell disaster for the nation!
So basically take everything you know about a person, turn it on its head, and vote pretending they’re actually the opposite of this person. If this truly represents the thought processes of a large percentage of Trump voters, they voted for President of Bizarro-land. Which kinda explains where we are today.