Supposed cult expert Steven Hassan was on Tuesday brought on CNN to advise on how to deprogram members of what he described in his 2019 book as the “Cult of Trump.”
Like any good egotistical narcissist, Hassan suggested the entire country was in need of his services.
After CNN anchor Alisyn Camerota spoke of the Trump supporters who’d thronged the Capitol earlier this month as if they were no longer living, dramatically intoning over footage of the raid that “some of the people that you see here were once elementary school counselors, some of these people were firemen,” she asked Hassan how Trump had “radically changed their personality.”
A former member of the infamous Unification Church (better known as the ‘Moonies’) during the 1970s, Hassan suggested Trump devotees had been “deceptively recruited by an authoritarian political cult” and had undergone a “radical personality change” psychologically diagnosable as “dissociative disorder.”
While he briefly described how cult leaders use control of behavior, information, thought, and emotion to “create a new identity that’s dependent and obedient.”
Hassan, in typical liberal Democrat fashion, stopped short of explaining how Trump accomplished such a feat.
As Camerota bemoaned how long Hassan’s one-on-one deprogramming approach would take to brainwash (or re-brainwash) millions of Americans, the cult counselor acknowledged “we’re going to need a top-down approach,” even suggesting he be invited to testify in front of Congress.
“The bottom line is all of America needs deprogramming because we’ve all been negatively influenced by Donald Trump,” he said.
Trump supporters did not take kindly to the Clown News Network deeming them cult members.
OMG! Do they really think 80 million of us are that stupid that we joined a cult? The arrogance of the left astounds me. We think for ourselves and loved Trump because he loved us and gave us a voice. And by the way, the election was stolen. Just watch the evidence…lot of it. https://t.co/6ezgbd1DjW
— soberandfocused (@Soberandfocused) January 19, 2021
I am a highly educated adult and I have never been a member of a cult, much less some fictitious “Trump cult.” I resent anyone saying I’m not capable of thinking for myself. I’ve voted both parties in my life. I support the policies of the President, I don’t worship the man.
— Margaret ?? ? (@MargaretAUGrad) January 19, 2021
I love my country, no way no how are they going to change that. FU duma$$.
— Ccwill22 (@Ccwill221) January 19, 2021
The liberals are evil. The patriots are good. This is about good vs evil. MSM = EVIL
— MountainMamaforTRuMP2020 (@MMp2020) January 19, 2021