Sean Hannity today went ahead and mainstreamed a very silly way for Donald Trump supporters to supposedly cope with his bad poll numbers.
See, a couple of days ago, Jim Hoft over at The Gateway Pundit went ahead and declared “Social Media Patterns Show Trump Is Looking at a Landslide Victory.”
WHOA HOLY CRAP A LANDSLIDE! By what metrics are we judging this?
Well, buckle in, because I swear this is really his reasoning:
Evidence from ‘The Truth Division’ shows that if you look at social media, Trump is killing Hillary!
Trump: 10,174,358 Likes Clinton: 5,385,959 Likes
Trump has nearly double the amount of ‘Likes’ that Clinton has!
Trump: 10.6 million followers
Hillary: 8.1 million followers
Trump has 30% more Twitter followers — and they translate into real votes. A recent study confirmed that 70% of his followers are real supporters, and 90% of those real followers have a voting history.
Who knows if Hillary followers are even real?
He also finds that more people live stream Trump’s videos and follow him on Instgram and are subscribers to his Reddit page and hahahahahahahaha are we really being serious here.
Hoft concludes, “Hillary is proving that she is a terrible candidate. No one likes her and no one trusts her. Based on turnouts at campaign events and on social media, if the election were today… Trump would likely win in a Landslide!”
Because of… social media statistics. Riiiiight.
But it gets better, because this got picked up by no less than Breitbart:
And finally Hannity picked up on it on his radio show today:
And Hannity went right ahead and said, “Analysis from the two candidates’ social media accounts could mean Donald Trump would win in a landslide.”
He listed off the social media stats for both and said on his website, “Don’t let the polls discourage you.”
So we’ve gone from THE POLLS ARE RIGGED to FORGET THE POLLS to FACEBOOK LIKES MEANS HILLARY LOSES.
Meltdown? What meltdown?
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