#TrumpsSheep trends after bestselling author Don Winslow shares video likening Trump supporters to sheep

The 66-year-old mystery novelist has been making critical videos that target Trump on many issues -- his policies on drugs, how he dealt with the coronavirus pandemic, and more


                            #TrumpsSheep trends after bestselling author Don Winslow shares video likening Trump supporters to sheep
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On Monday, September 21, the trend #TrumpsSheep was making the rounds on Twitter. Why? Because author and fierce Donald Trump critic Don Winslow, keeping with his trend of creating viral anti-Trump videos, shared yet another one. He wrote on Twitter, “NEW VIDEO: #TrumpsSheep. Sadly, for almost 1/3 of America this is a daily ritual. Turn the VOLUME UP. Please retweet and quote retweet!”


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The 66-year-old mystery novelist, who has also written extensively for numerous media platforms in the U.S. and overseas, has been making critical videos that target Trump on every issue -- his policies on drugs, how he dealt with the coronavirus pandemic, and more. In fact, Winslow has said that he is so serious about his videos that he will not get into his own writing until after November 3, when the United States Presidential election will take place. 

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In this new video, Winslow took chunks of Trump’s old speeches, be it him talking about Mexico paying for the border wall, him talking about COVID-19, him talking about how much he respects women, him saying “very fine people on both sides”, and more. And he placed them over footage of sheep being guided for grazing on a meadow. His aim with this video was most certainly attacking voters who still plan to vote for Trump despite his administration’s policy failures. 

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Winslow has a broad take on Trump and not just over political issues. He has been going after the businessman-politician even before he won the 2016 election. “It will take years to repair. Trump is the only President in history who takes a victory lap for failing. His horrific environmental policies have set us back decades. His disastrous policies are destroying this great country and we cannot survive four more years," Winslow said in an interview earlier this year. 

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"This is what happens when you elect a salesman President. When the economy crashes this summer -- and it will -- it will be because the person running it has five documented bankruptcies throughout his business career. Why do you think he’s been fighting to release his tax returns for four years? Well, it’s not because it shows massive wealth because if they did Trump would be taking out full-page ads celebrating his wealth. He’s blocking it because it exposes that he’s not even a billionaire and that he has massive loans to foreign countries,” he further said.

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Speaking about his videos, he said, “The most significant evidence is that Trump supporters have fought so hard to have my videos censored. They have falsely reported our short films as containing sensitive material (nudity, violence, language) when the videos do not contain any of those things. The press picked up on it and ultimately what they tried to do backfired, just as their attacks on Mary Trump’s book did.”

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On Twitter many shared the latest video, adding their own critique of the President. One Twitter user wrote, “OMG! This video by @donwinslow is amazing! #TrumpsSheep is 100% accurate & shows how sad it is that the orange idiot’s base can’t think for themselves!” Another Twitter user wrote, “#TrumpsSheep will believe any ridiculous nonsense the Liar-in-Chief spews at those idiots.” Another said, “Don't be a sheeple… You've been following this false shepherd for too long. It's time to deliver the message. The sheep don't belong to the shepherd anymore. The flock has gone away.”

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The critique of Trump voters continued as a Twitter user said, “The problem with America is that there were 63 million people in the last election that fell in-line with Trump due to his lies or b/c he posed as a republican. This vid by @donwinslow clearly illustrates how his base behaves.” Another Twitter user attacked not just the voters but Fox News too and wrote, “The worst part of the Trump nightmare is finding out how incredibly ignorant and easy to fool a third of Americans are. #TrumpsSheep think Fox is ‘news’ and believe every word from the con-man who lies constantly about literally everything.”

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Another Twitter user noted, “The most alarming attribute of Trump and Barr is that they continue to spread dangerous Conspiracy Theories among far-right, violent, nutcases. The potential for them to act on these false theories is alarming. #ConspiracyTrump #TrumpsSheep.”


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