A worrying amount of people pay no attention to political details. If they’re told a policy or they read about it, they’re likely to accept it as fact.
And, boy, was that issue made incredibly clear in a segment on Jimmy Kimmel Live! last night.
Hot on the heels of Republican Party nominee Donald Trump announcing his controversial tax plan, Kimmel decided to test how Hillary Clinton supporters would react if they were told Trump’s plan under the guise of it being Clinton’s. So, he sent out his team to investigate.
Do people pay attention to the specifics or do they just pick a candidate and stick with them to the bitter end?
Well, you can probably guess how it goes – every single person shown in the video says they would support the tax plans.
And, it’s made pretty clear how much the interviewees hate Donald Trump, which is why they’re a bit stunned when Kimmel’s team explains to them how they’ve been duped.
It’s both hilarious and a worrying indictment of people’s attitude towards politics. We’d love to see Kimmel flip this in a future episode and see how Trump supporters react to Clinton policies.
That would cause some fireworks!