In a report on the aftermath of this past Tuesday’s primaries, the New York Times neatly captured the impact, allure and magnetism of Donald Trump, in adjoining paragraphs.
Mrs Clinton, addressing supporters in Cleveland, did not mention the Mississippi or Michigan results, instead alluding to the vitriol in the Republican field. “As the rhetoric keeps sinking lower, the stakes in this election keep rising higher,” she said. Running for president, she said, “shouldn’t be about delivering insults; it should be about delivering results.”
But none of the major cable news networks carried her remarks, which came as Mr Trump was speaking.
None of us, be we cable news viewers, poorly educated peasants, haters, losers, lightweights or weaklings, seem to be able to get enough of the guy.
But the super-fans are something else, going the extra mile to show their passion for the Donald.
Here we celebrate these most hardened acolytes of the Republican frontrunner, in pictures.
1. Nerds 4 Trump
Let us begin in the beating heart of Donald Trump’s America, Las Vegas, where a pair of young men illustrate their enthusiasm for the political smarts of Harry Potter and the boy wizardry of Donald Trump by dressing as if one of their heroes had inseminated the other and conceived twins.
2. Twins 4 Trump
Actual twins this time. Or one of them. Impossible to say what happened to 1 of 2, he’s probably fucking up an illegal immigrantat.
— luv2lift (@lifter4fun) February 28, 2016
3. Kids 4 Trump
Here we are in Georgia, where a small child sits atop his father’s shoulders, a human placard, his get-up immaculate all the way down to the lapel badge, although to be honest they might have done better with the spray tan.
4. Beards 4 Trump
Still in Georgia, here’s a friendly man with a useful beard for putting stickers on.
5. Fingerless Gloves 4 Trump
Like the man with the sticker on his beard, this interesting fellow in Vegas is sporting a popular fingerless biker glove look as he cheers on the mighty Trump. On his T-shirt, another widely spotted item of clothing among Trump supporters, is the exhortation to send Hillary Clinton to prison.
6. Trainspotters 4 Trump
Hillary Clinton would probably take prison over being tied to a railway track with Bernie Sanders as an advancing train hurtled towards them, as imagined in this upbeat placard held aloft at a Nevada rally.
7. Time Travellers 4 Trump
Pretty obviously this guy has travelled from the future to urge Americans to do the right thing and is just trying to play it cool and fit in despite having scrawled the desparate message with his own blood.
8. Truckers 4 Trump
This is pretty fucking objectively great from Trump-truckers Julian and Kraig, in Iowa.
Here’s a bit more of it.
9. Superheroes 4 Trump
Here is a Wisconsin-based superhero vouching for the fact that Trump is “our superhero”, which makes Trump the superheroes’ superhero. A major endorsement.
10. Hispanics 4 Trump
It is cheering to see the diversity in the Trump ranks. Here, in Texas, a Hispanic gentleman holds this sign detailing his Hispanic-ness. He has put in a lot of extra effort to make himself look exactly like Donald Trump.
11. Faces 4 Trump
Here is a person in Georgia who is happy to meet Donald Trump.
12. Faces 4 Trump #2
Here is an even more happy person. A person so happy her face split into several parts shortly after the photograph was taken. The baby is too young to understand that it’s a big moment. What a loser.
Please, come closer:
13. Wall guy
Last but not least, in fact by some distance the most, is the man who showed his support for Mr Trump’s bold idea of building a 3,000km wall separating the USA from Mexico by dressing up as a wall. A modern American hero.