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I Became An Online Trump Supporter For A Day And Here's What Happened.

A change in perspective never hurt anybody, right?

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So Donald Trump is now the 45th President of the United States. I have to say, I didn’t see that one coming. Lately, I’ve been racking my brain trying to come up with a viable excuse as to how on earth it happened, but I came to the conclusion that the answer is really quite simple: His supporters.

My Instagram feed is predominantly left wing, which brought me to wonder, what would happen to it if I acted as an Instagram Trump supporter for a day? What kind of posts would I see, and would any of them make sense?

I began my experiment with the King of shortsighted statements himself, Donald Trump. From there I followed his wife, Melania and their children. At this point the account suggestions came rolling in. Trumpsterparty, trumpfanpage, conservative.american, donaldtrumptrain, and of course Fox News were among the most popular. After following about 10 accounts or so I felt a large crack in my moral compass as my newsfeed drastically changed.

The first eye-catching post was this one.

Wow, well somebody is angry, and judging by this photo, perhaps racist? Am I reaching? Who knows.
teamtrumpusa / Via Instagram: @https://www.instagram.com/teamtrumpusa/?hl=en

Wow, well somebody is angry, and judging by this photo, perhaps racist? Am I reaching? Who knows.

An hour went by, and I checked my feed again. This time I found something a little more blatant.

Okay, so I’m beginning to see a reoccuring theme here... Being an online Trump Supporter also requires undermining the Black Lives Matter movement? Gotcha.
trumplicans / Via Instagram: @https://www.instagram.com/trumplicans/?hl=en

Okay, so I’m beginning to see a reoccuring theme here... Being an online

Trump Supporter also requires undermining the Black Lives Matter movement?

Gotcha.

"Guns don't kill people, people kill people."

It’s a little late to be putting together a Resevoir Dogs Halloween costume isn’t it?
raised_right_ / Via Instagram: @https://www.instagram.com/raised_right_/?hl=en

It’s a little late to be putting together a Resevoir Dogs Halloween costume isn’t it?

Wow.

Let me point out the hashtag on this post that says #itsnotrapeifyoulikeit. I guess that I can’t be a true online Trump supporter without seeing a good ol’ post supporting rape culture and somehow involving double coupon day.
pres.donald.trump / Via Instagram: @https://www.instagram.com/pres.donald.trump/?hl=en

Let me point out the hashtag on this post that says #itsnotrapeifyoulikeit. I guess that I can’t be a true online Trump supporter without seeing a good ol’ post supporting rape culture and somehow involving

double coupon day.

Oh yes, "The Wall."

Mexico better pay for these mugs too.
republican party / Via Instagram: @https://www.instagram.com/republicanparty/?hl=en

Mexico better pay for these mugs too.

At this point, things took an unexpected turn as I started to attract followers from my most recent endeavours.

This guy’s bio tells us that his name is Ben and he loves liberal tears.
benjaminploussard / Via Instagram: @https://www.instagram.com/benjaminploussard/?hl=en

This guy’s bio tells us that his name is Ben and he loves liberal tears.

Knowing that somebody is ‘following’ me who loves the thought of me crying was enough for me to put my little experiment to an end. As ridiculous as I found these posts, I was more so frightened as they were all incredibly popular amongst their followers. I was shown first hand how sheltered I am on my social media accounts from blatant racism, sexism, white supremacy and overall hatred.

My final words as an online Trump supporter, before I cleanse my instagram are these:

Good luck ‘Merica.

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