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Trump Loyalists Pay Little Heed to Revelations Rocking DC

President Donald Trump's loyal backers say they don't know, they don't believe, or they don't care about the explosive revelations rocking Washington.

NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump's loyal backers say they don't know, don't believe or don't care about the explosive revelations that forced the Justice Department to appoint a special counsel to investigate possible collusion between Russia and the Republican campaign.

From the quiet streets of New York's working-class Staten Island to small-town Denison, Iowa, and even smaller Rutledge, Georgia, Trump may be as popular today as when he was elected. Voters are standing with a president who tweeted on Thursday that he is the target of "the single greatest witch hunt of a politician in American history!"

The tumult that began last week with the firing of FBI Director James Comey has consumed Washington, roiling the White House and putting congressional Republicans on the defensive.

Not so in Trump strongholds.

"I tuned it out," said 44-year-old Michele Velardi, a mother of three sons, during a break from her job at a Staten Island hair salon. "I didn't want to be depressed. I don't want to feel that he's not doing what he said, so I just choose to not listen."

A few blocks away, die-hard Trump supporter Joseph Amodeo, 19, incorrectly praised the president for raising New York's minimum wage, something enacted by Democrats in the Legislature. The college student had little understanding of the Trump administration's deepening political struggles, but he offered a stern message to Trump's critics.

"If you're wishing for him to fail, you're basically wishing for the pilot of the plane to crash," Amodeo said. "You just gotta stick by him and hopefully he does things that benefit everyone."...

As I said seven years ago, to misquote Lincoln, we cannot endure permanently half-Fox and half-free.  

We will become all one thing, or all the other.

Well, Roger Ailes may be dead and molesting schlaflies in Hell, but the disease he engineered and turned loose goes merrily on.  

And it long past time that we in Sane America began having a serious, all-hands discussion about the most effective way to contain and negate toxic influence of Fox News, Hate Radio and the tens of millions of politically contaminated, psychologically malformed monsters Roger Ailes left behind.