My 5-Step, 5-minute process to defeating Trump supporters in a debate

Trump supporters have no shortage of opinions. This is how you trump them. (See what I did there? )

If you frequent the social media interwebs, you will most surely come across a Trump supporter who will say some stupid sh*t. Research shows that 98.674% of everything Trump supporters say on social media say is utter garbage and easily refutable.

Using my patent-pending process, I’m gonna show you how to quickly and handedly defeat any of them in a debate on social media.

Step 1

Open a new window or tab in your browser then Google the topic raised by the Trump supporter. (Bing or Yahoo will do as well.)

Step 2

Select any of the 1-5 top search results from any source that every other reasonable, rational, and otherwise intelligent person on the planet would trust.

Step 3

Read said topic(s). (This is the secret sauce to my strategy. The actual reading part. Throws them off every time.)

Step 4

Return to the conversation on social media, recount your findings, and provide links.

Step 5

Wait for one of the following:

  • Sound of crickets. 46.33% of the time
  • Ad hominem attack. 24.67% of the time
  • “Whataboutism” 34.58% of the time (e.g. what about Obama this, what about Hilary’s emails that, etc.)
  • Stupid, non-sensical meme. 45.19% of the time
  • Rational, reasoned, well thought-out, researched, and civil or courteous reply. You so crazy! Get the fook out of here with that nonsense!

Caveat emptor

I would be remiss if I did not tell you that despite this fool-proof strategy, your efforts will most likely be futile because debating with a Trump supporter is like debating a flat-earther. But, I understand that urge and so if you fall into such a futile endeavor, I hope this helps.

Caricature of Donald Trump by DonkeyHotey from a Creative Commons licensed image from Gage Skidmore’s flickr photostream.

But wait, there’s more…

All kidding aside, there are times when you will encounter someone on the opposite side of the aisle (regardless of your political bent) where you will want to be properly equipped to provide your argument in a way that yields victory (because, you know, debating on social media is such an important and productive endeavor).

Stay tuned to this blog for a 3-ish-part series on how to navigate media and provide reasoned, referenced, and teflon-strong arguments. Or at least learn how to notice bullsh*t when you see it.

About “Ronald”
Ron Dawson (aka “Ronald”) is a satirical writer, filmmaker, self-admitted blerd, managing editor of a major filmmaking blog, and author of the pending satirical memoir “Dungeons ‘n’ Durags: One black nerd’s epic quest of self-discovery, racial identity, and woking up in Trump’s America.” Sign up for the email list to get access to a sample chapter and be notified of the book’s release.

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