What Trump says is irrelevant. No matter how obnoxious or even somehow supporting illegal actions, it doesn't matter because it either will not happen or is merely transitory and will be reversed. Laughing or bitching about Trump misses the point. The point is the absurdity of the Trumpanzes for thinking Trump has any sincerity beyond making money Yes, he really said that. What Trump gets about his presidency that critics don't. "No one gets 50 percent of anything. It’s all about pluralities....... Trump knows that the game isn’t about two behemoth parties going for a unified majority of the country anymore. It’s about locking down a slice of the electorate that’s bigger — or at least louder — than the next guy’s. That’s how he dominated the crowded primary field in 2016, and that’s how he keeps his own party’s restive leaders in line, even as his presidency crumbles. Is 40 percent enough to get Trump reelected? Probably not. Will it get him his wall? Not a chance. But right now, it’s what he has, and it’s just enough for Trump to remain a feared figure in his party and at least a viable candidate for reelection. Which is why he’s more than happy to use Democratic leaders as props while he blusters about closing down the government on national TV, even as the critics mock his ineptitude"