Trump Supporters And Haters Shout At Each Other During Fox News Debate Focus Group (VIDEO)

Fox News put together a focus group of Republican voters from New Hampshire to watch the debate, and then talk about what they saw and heard. The “fair and balanced” network may have gotten more than they bargained for, as the discussion very quickly became an argument between Trump supporters, and others.

The group, assembled by Republican pollster Frank Luntz, was a perfect cross-section of the modern Republican party: almost all white, and almost all middle-aged or older. If anyone has forgotten why both Fox News and the GOP are dying entities, this group should certainly remind them.

The clip opens with a woman who comments, referring to Trump, “This is a live sitcom we’re watching here! You had better watch what you ask for, because you just might get it!”

Another woman observes, “The people of the United States are agreeing with what he [Trump] is saying. They’re standing up and they’re clapping, and the other Republicans better stop making fun of him. Because they made fun of Ronald Reagan, and I think Donald Trump could possibly become the next President of the United States of America.”

It was all downhill from there.

One of the “younger” members of the group, a man who looks to be in his mid to late 40’s, tells the others that they haven’t done enough research about Trump. The man says that Trump “changes his views like he changes his underwear.” He goes on to mention some of the Democrats that Trump has supported in the past.

“I don’t care,” is woman #2’s response.

“He’s a Democrat,” the man shoots back.

Next, the group decides to talk about whether Trump will bring the country back to government by the Constitution. Talk about sitcoms! This is a group of people who, by the very suggestion that somehow the nation is not presently being governed according to the Constitution, prove that they have no clue about what is actually in the document. But, undeterred by their lack of knowledge, they decide to argue about whether Trump would respect it.

The group takes on Trump’s comments about John McCain, with even some of his supporters saying they were offended by them. One woman, who says that she comes from a military family, tells Luntz that she was not offended, because she listens to what veterans are saying about McCain. “Donald Trump is spot on,” she says.

But a man in the back row wins the night with this comment:

Trump is the boss that I have to constantly follow around and fix all of the stuff that he’s broken with his mouth. Because it’s cheap and easy when you shoot it out, but somebody’s gotta clean up your mess.

According to Luntz, the group was split about 2-1 against Trump. But, Luntz says, Trump’s supporters are the ones with “passion.” That’s why, he tells Sean Hannity, Trump isn’t going to be going away anytime soon.

Luntz wraps up his comments about Trump by saying, “He says what he means, and means what he says.” We’ll never know if Luntz had Dr. Seuss in mind when he used those words, but the original quote was made by the hero of Dr. Seuss’s “Horton Hatches the Egg.” Horton, for those who may not be up on children’s literature, is a big, pink elephant (perfect!):

I meant what I said and I said what I meant. An elephant’s faithful one-hundred percent!

Those faithful elephants who are hoping to hatch Donald Trump as the Republican nominee may find that they are hatching another Democratic president instead.

Here’s the video, via YouTube:

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