Courtesy of HuffPo:
Some supporters of President Donald Trump believe just about everything he says, even when he’s wrong. And Trump himself seems to have absolute confidence in his own beliefs ― again, even when he is demonstrably wrong.
But there is a psychology lesson that could help explain it, according to Cambridge University-educated actor Stephen Fry, who was voted the most intelligent person on TV in the United Kingdom.
This actually fits in quite well with what we heard from that linguistics professor on Thursday.
Essentially the illusion of knowledge drives people to support Donald Trump despite all evidence which demonstrates why they should not.
And changing their minds means replacing what they think they know, with what is factually accurate.
No small feat.