Last year, Adam Serwer published a phenomenal article about Trump and his supporters titled "The Cruelty Is The Point". His no-nonsense tour of Trumpdom outraged conservatives, who were uncomfortable being seen as fellow travelers to smirking alt-right trolls. Even liberal media, which patronizingly casts Trump as the sigh of the oppressed Cletus, objected to Serwer's straightforward explanation of why people support his lies, atrocities and outrages.
Anyway, here's Ben Shapiro praising Trump as "so cruel" in that fawning nasal whimper of his.
Incidentally I still get angry emails and tweets about how "mean" the cruelty is the point was. https://t.co/oqQcMopElS
— *Palpatine voice* UNLIMITED DADPUNS? (@AdamSerwer) October 22, 2019