Open thread on Trumpers in your life
Please discuss what they're saying -- husbands, wives, parents, children, neighbors, friends, colleagues who support Trump, especially now amid the Covid-19 crisis.
A regular segment on my SiriusXM show has been focused on people dealing with Trump supporters in their lives. In particular, this has been acute for women who’ve found their husbands support Donald Trump. I wrote about and interviewed a number of these women who called the show, and you can read that story here, The Secret Lives of Democratic Women Married to MAGA Men.
I said on the show we’d start a thread here. It can be about someone you’re in an intimate relationship with — like a husband, wife or partner — but also about other family members or friends. I’ll jump in too. So discuss away!
FYI: I deleted the comments of someone who came in here to troll. First off, generally people should stick to the topic at hand -- he was off topic, a Trump supporter talking about Trump and not the topic at hand. Second, this newsletter and it's threads are troll-free zone for readers, and listeners to my show, to discuss issues at hand. On my show's Facebook page, we allow all kinds of discussion where people can battle it out, including with the Trumpers. On this newsletter, in the open threads and elsewhere, I want people to be free of harassment and any attacks or promotion of right-wing ideology. There are plenty of places they can do that. (I did leave the comment of someone responding to the troll, but deleted the troll's comments.). Anyway, please stick to the topic at hand. Thanks.
I've seen a shift in some people. Long-term, my husband was a Republican who voted for Bush II, then Obama twice, then Hillary. He just told a friend, "I'm NOT a Republican anymore!" He hates Trump. My father, 92, was a Trump voter and now says, "He's insane." Good friends of ours from New York both voted for Trump, and at the time I was amazed because they KNEW BETTER having been New Yorkers all their lives. Now, they say he's crazy.
Sounds good so far, right? In my area of Virginia, though, it's about 75% Trumpers. They love him. He can do no wrong. He has done so much for this country. He never said COVID-19 was a hoax, he knows what he's doing, he was busy with impeachment. You name it, they have the talking point. I think because the virus has just begun to hit this area, it seems remote. We have a Democratic Governor who's doing a good job, but they hate him because "abortion." There is just no discussing facts with them. They are in a cult.