begged him to bring back their sons' remains from North Korea. It appears that his supporters share this tendency towards fiction - last night's TVB news contained a vox pop snippet from a lady called Tina Whittington, who asserted that: "The majority of Americans voted Trump in on his promise that he would elect [sic] and nominate a pro-life Supreme Court justice, and that's what he's done tonight."
On the face of it (leaving aside the irony - surely deserving of an in-depth psychological study - that Americans who identify themselves as "pro-life" are more likely to support capital punishment and oppose gun control) this is a plausible democratic argument. The only problem is that the majority of Americans didn't vote Trump in - they voted for Hillary Clinton. While the archaic quirks of the American political system put Trump in the White House, in reality he has no popular mandate for anything.