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Trump supporters proudly say the Earth is flat in viral video

Good Liars ask a "MAGA" man if the earth is flat.
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The comedy duo The Good Liars went to a Trump rally in Miami, Florida, talked to supporters of the presumed GOP presidential candidate, and asked them a simple question: Do they believe the Earth is round or flat?

The results were shocking. “The Earth’s flat,” one man in a MAGA shirt scoffed at Good Liar Jason Selvig.

“I know we ain’t go to the moon,” said another man in a Trump T-shirt and Trump hat. “Cuz you can’t get out of the atmosphere.”

A man in a Trump A-shirt said that he wasn’t sure, but the Earth “could be” flat.

“I believe in the Bible, in Genesis, under the dome?” a man in a red cap and American flag shirt said. “It plainly tells you there, on the firmament. Dome.”

“So, you know, it’s flat as a pancake.”

The video is, of course, not a scientific poll of Trump supporters. It’s unclear if there were people who answered that the Earth is round who weren’t included in the final edit, but modern flat Earth beliefs are surprisingly common.

A 2018 YouGov poll found that just 84% of Americans believe that the Earth is round. Over half of those who said that the Earth is flat said that they were “very religious,” compared to 20% of Americans in general who consider themselves “very religious.”

On X, people responded to the video with mockery.

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