Unfortunately, this is the typical thought process that goes on in the minds of people with Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD). For people with this mental illness, once they feel a particular way about some topic, it becomes a fact in their mind. They seek confirmation of their beliefs even from untrustworthy sources. They do not check to see if their feelings agree with verifiable evidence.
Mentally healthy people will check external trustworthy sources of information to see if their feelings are correct or not. Those with BPD often lack the ability to accurately self-examine their thought processes for logical inconsistencies.
America needs leaders who have the capacity to tell the difference between FACTS and FEELINGS!