Former Trump Supporters Are Revealing Their "Breaking Points" And Why They Won't Vote For Him In 2020
"I have questioned my vote for him since day one, but when he said 'it is what it is' about the COVID deaths, I was done."
1. "I have questioned my vote for him since day one, but when he said 'it is what it is' about the COVID deaths, I was done. I physically raged and removed any Facebook friend who continued to overtly support him."
2. "My dad voted for Trump because he was a change to our political climate. However, since Trump took office, it’s been one mess after another. My dad is in an at-risk age group for COVID, and my mom was a healthcare worker for over 30 years. They believe in science, but Trump doesn't, so they plan on voting for Biden."
3. "My uncle was a Trump supporter because he thought Trump was for taxing the rich and not the working class. Then he found out that Trump only paid $750 in income taxes [in 2016 and 2017]."
4. "I voted for Trump my freshman year in 2016, but when he announced he would be banning transgender people from the military, I was taken aback and reconsidered why I supported him. As a gay man, I realized Trump was attacking my community. From there, my politics slowly became more and more liberal."
5. "For me, it was when he pepper-sprayed his own people to go get a Bible picture at the church. I mean, I was making excuses and rationalizing too much anyway, but, yeah, economy be damned, that was really messed up."
6. "When he said that women should expect to get sexually assaulted while working with men in the military."
8. "I come from a family of diehard Trump supporters. I voted for him in 2016 because I was 'supposed to,' but there are things that came about in the last couple of years that downright pissed me off: the mishandling of Hurricane Maria’s aftermath in Puerto Rico in 2017, and putting children in cages, among other things."
10. "The tipping point for my husband started with Trump's lying about the turnout for his inauguration. It clearly spiraled from there."
11. "His blatant disregard of COVID-19 at the beginning of the pandemic showed me that he didn’t care about us, because now 220,000 Americans are dead, and he has the audacity to criticize Governor Gretchen Whitmer for making people wear masks."
13. "My mother voted for Trump in the 2016 election. Her breaking point was his horrific response to the COVID-19 pandemic, his response to Black Lives Matter, and his refusal to condemn white supremacy."
14. And "I'm honestly not sure what the last straw was, but my voter ballot came in the mail, and all I could think was, 'I'm an idiot if I vote for Trump again.'"
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Note: Submissions have been edited for length and/or clarity.