Profile of a Trump Supporter

I was going to do a cheeky post on Taylor Swift or something, but…I just couldn’t. As much as I realllly didn’t want to write about the election, ignoring the state of our nation right now just didn’t sit well with me.

Scrolling through social media and watching the news today, there was definitely a tone. An overwhelming consensus of, almost arrogant disbelief in our country that manifested in highly divisive and passive aggressive comments.

A few highlights: written by my friends on Facebook or sent directly to me:

Trump supporters are “dumb, uneducated, delusional idiots pushing for change, regardless of what disaster may entail. This country is breeding ignorance.”

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“If you voted for Trump, explain to me why your female, black, latino/a, LGBTQ+, and Muslim friends don’t matter to you.”

“Trump Supporters: racist, xenophobic, sexist, homophobic, misogynist clowns with an affinity for orange spray tans.”

“Wow. There are racist and ignorant idiots all over this country.”

Reading these comments, it hurt. Personally. Why?

Because they were about me.

Yes, I voted for Donald Trump.

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Now before you “X” out of this post, I invite you to just read to the end.

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If you’ve read any of my posts before, I think you will know that I am none of those things. I am not some filled-with-hate monster that my friends are tweeting about.

I am a young Christian woman, college educated, who is friends with nearly all immigrants and ethnically diverse millennials in NYC. I am an artist with tons of LGBT friends I have been sexually assaulted. And I have been working – yes, professional acting brings in a pay check – since the age of 7.

And my heart is full of tremendous love.

I’m not here to judge anyone. And I’m not going to sit here and tell you to think like I do. I wanted to just share why I voted for this “unconscionable” candidate.

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First of all, this was a difficult election for me. 

Neither candidate was a beacon of morality. I had to look past the individual and vote on what they stood for. Or rather, what they stood against.

Donald Trump, (much like Bernie Sanders, honestly) was the candidate that was taking a stand against the corruption of far left, liberal, big government, and its mainstream media accomplice, trying to pull the wool over our eyes.

Honestly, I don’t blame my friends for tweeting these ill-informed things out. The mainstream media has been crafting the Trump narrative, painting him in as corrupt light as possible (some of which, he definitely earned), and failing to pay any lip service to Hillary and her criminal activity.

Wanting to have secure borders and supporting legal immigration does not make me a racist or xenophobe.

Wanting to become energy independent does not make me irrational and idiotic.

I am allowed to vote against government-funded abortion facilities and healthcare with mandated aborticants.

I am allowed to vote for fiscal responsibility. Getting America back to work. Reducing our national debt.

But mainly, I am allowed to vote in protest to the onslaught by the liberal far left and the agenda they push in the mainstream media, in newspapers, at public universities, in celebrity/pop culture. That does not make me a bigot.

My vote was a big “middle finger” to the extreme left.

It was me taking back that day when I was a freshman in college and I had to do an oral report to my class of 200+, what a “rim job” was. For a grade. At a public, liberal university.

It was me taking back that time a liberal professor spent a semester trying to talk my brother out of his religious beliefs.

It was me standing up for the 8 month baby in the womb, days before delivery, who, under Hillary would have been legally allowed to be killed.

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It was me standing up for our military and the men and women who have risked their lives to protect mine.

It was me voting to create job opportunities for all Americans.

It was me declaring that there is corruption in Washington, and I won’t have it any more.

It was me taking back America.

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One of the biggest things I heard echoed across social media today was, “What am I going to tell my children?”

You’ve probably seen it too.

How will I tell my children that this country approves and celebrates bullies, rapists, homophobic, racist, sexist, and hateful people? And elected one to run our nation?

Here’s what I’ll say.

I voted for you. I voted to protect the constitutional rights that our country was founded on. So that when you grow up, you have those unalienable rights that, at the time, were under attack by a corrupt government and slanderously biased media. I voted for the unborn. For the safety of our country. For religious freedom.

I voted for you. For your future. For your liberties, that have been slowly eroding by an extreme liberal agenda that neither respects God or the common man.

And I am proud of that vote.

Am I proud that Trump was the one I cast my ballot for? Not especially. He has said and done some incredibly horrendous things, but I had to look past that for the greater good.

And please, let he without sin cast the first stone.

Would I have loved to see a woman break that glass ceiling and become President? Absolutely.

But I refuse to elect a woman that reeks of corruption, simply because of her anatomy.

That would be the epitome of nasty.

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So that’s the last you’ll hear about the election or politics from me on here.

Back to “programming as usual” on Monday.

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1,206 thoughts on “Profile of a Trump Supporter

  1. This past election was the first one where I wasn’t excited about voting. I asked my dad who was born in the Kennedy years and came of age during the Nixon era and he said he never saw an election cycle this toxic. I was leaning heavily towards the 3rd party candidates, but then I’d see someone on the media say “don’t do that, you’re vote won’t count.”
    So in frustration, and an act of semi-defiance, I decided to take a page from Harvey Dent in Batman and flipped a coin to decided who I’d vote for. I started with each third party candidate, and then the winner of that round got to go up against the “winner” of the top two. Then whoever one the coin toss that’s who I voted for. It may or may not have been the same candidate as you. Then I just put my trust in He whose name is inscribed on the coin and cast my vote.

    “Donald Trump, (much like Bernie Sanders, honestly) was the candidate that was taking a stand against the corruption of far left, liberal, big government, and its mainstream media accomplice, trying to pull the wool over our eyes.”
    I have to agree with this. Both Trump, and Sanders actually bothered to try and court working class voters. One only needs look at how Trump went to the hurting rust-belt, while Hillary whined and dined with the elite like Beyonce and Jay-Z at swanky events to see that.

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  2. This is the first of your blog posts I’ve read, and apparently it is atypical. But I LOVED it! You articulated my thoughts so well, and I appreciate that you are a young person (I’m not) who thinks through the fog of pc rhetoric and sticks to her guns. Thanks for the great post, and I’ll be reading more of them.

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  3. It has been awhile since I have visited your blog. You have progressed so much and it looks great! I am a believer also, its sad that other believers found that voting the current president into office was a victory for Christ and against the “liberals”-while sooo many other things going on in that administration are, well contrary to human decency and love for your fellow man.
    Again , you have a lovely blog and I wish you the best!

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  4. Thank you for being brave enough to share your opinion in a political environment that is extremely hostile, at the moment. Shamefully, I still keep my mouth shut about voting for Trump because I do not have the stamina for the lynching that will follow from my friends in opposing parties. Appreciate the honesty!

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  5. This is an older post, I know, but your blog suggested it, so. This is honestly the best post on social media and “the news” I’ve seen today. Refreshing. I, too, am a Trump supporter. The media would have us believe we are the few, but I really believe we are the majority, just not as loud and obnoxious as the frantic, losing Left. ~ Anyway, encouraging. Thank you.

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  6. Dear Ana, I am very impressed and encouraged by your openness, transparency and God given ability to speak truth in love but with boldness. This is an older post, but I love your spirit. Jesus shines through you. Gives me hope for this generation. God Bless, a new follower….

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  7. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this blog post! Thank you for saying all of these things that have been churning in my guts for months. I, too, voted for Trump, and I’m not sorry. Nor am I racist, xenophobic, homophobic or any other phobic or negative “ist” label in someone’s arsenal of insults and threats. God bless you, BBB! This post made my day! And I loved your one on Kathy Griffin’s appalling stunt, too.

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  8. Read some of your other articles as well as this one, love them, your style and honesty. After reading this one I’m curious about your feelings of late about the White House, North Korea and recent violence in Virginia? Increase the peace and God bless.

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  9. Trump was and still is, the only possible solution and anyway could bring the world in a different direction.
    It’s not simple for him, he’s not stupid at all and he’s conscious that if he says too many NO to the deep establishment blues (copied from Sixto Diaz Rodriguez), he will be moved away, by law or by force… or even worst his people will be punished.
    Obviously he will become unpopular and might even get very wrong ways, nationally and internationally, but I’m asking to anyone, do you really want Mr. Nuke the Wallworld as a president?
    He is trying to get peace in NK, despite the Generals doing their worst to make Kim Yong Un really unhappy, and he’s already succeeded in stop (temporarily at least) a genocide in Syria stoping his own arms. Even if he had to use dangerous stratagems.
    We should continue to support him (by will, that means spiritually), and might be he will find strength in continues to destabilizing the NWO global plan of human enslavement.
    If we put down our guard, he is finished!

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  10. You do a great jog w/your blog. In addition to being an impressive wordsmith, you seem to be a tech wizard. I’ve been blogging on a fairly consistent basis since last winter, but I am light years behind you. And you seem to answer EVERY comment on your sight personally!
    I was an early Trump supporter; about January, 2016. I supported him on the wall, draining the swamp, getting us out of all these CRAZY wars, standing up to the DC establishment, and putting average Americans back to work. Unfortunately, he seems to be in the process of being captured by the very DC establishment that he so effectively campaigned against. What can we do but pray for our nation?

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    1. Donald Trump hasn’t devolved into anything that hasn’t always been. He’s a self-absorbed, irrational narcissist.. He appealed to many folks who believed in his false assertions and irrelevant promises. Why expect someone who flaunts his own wealth, and insists on being front-and-center in every way, be taken as someone who is out for The Everyman?

      As someone who is well versed in the issues: Budget and Debt; Finial Markets and Monetary Policy; National Security Issues; Health insurance; etc., I have never seen Trump appear to be doing anything than promising lie, providing no game plan, and surrounding himself with a Rogue’s Gallery of Incompetent Loyalists.

      Early in his campaign when Michael Flynn was His General, and placed him as National Security Advisor, I understand that the Pentagon cringed, as I did, and the NATO General Staff. Then, he made Steve Bannon a permanent member of the Security Council, but not the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs. Flynn and Bannon brought in other members the Security Council staff, again without credentials.

      Whenever I see Trump on TV, the first thought that comes to mind is a horse’s derriere–actually, a J/A!

      No, Trump hasn’t changed or been kidnapped. It’s you that have changed, and you’re beginning to see Trump as h truly is, and he’s not what you had wished for!

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