Bobby Azarian asserts that one technique that keeps Trump supporters and the right-wing in their bubble is gaslighting; he also suggests that they are willingly receptive to being gaslighted. The piece is worth a quick read.
Here’s a snippet from his piece.
Gaslighting is a tactic commonly used by sociopaths and narcissists, so perhaps such behavior should be expected from Trump, who has been described as having narcissistic personality disorder and symptoms of sociopathy from a number of clinicians and research psychologists.
From the apparent lack of resistance or questioning from Trump supporters, the president’s gaslighting is clearly working, and he knows it. So what can be done to inoculate against this potent psychological maneuver? Well, first off, one must become aware of gaslighting in order to recognize the manipulation. Once you know it exists, it becomes easier to hold on to your reality when you feel confident in what you hold to be true.