Yesterday, a Reddit thread posed a question to the internet: "Republicans who will not be voting for Donald Trump this time around, what was the breaking point for you?"
The post quickly went viral, as thousands of self-described former Trump voters shared the moment they realized they no longer could support the POTUS.
Here are some of the top-voted responses from the thread:
1. "In 2016 when he demonstrated beyond a shadow of a doubt that he completely lacked any moral fabric by attempting to disparage McCain's military record because he was captured."
2. "Mandating all of his Secret Service escort to stay at his resorts and pay for high-end rooms, with our tax dollars."
3. "If I had to pick one thing that was truly eye-opening for me, it was the worsening of the kids in cages thing."
5. "When I realized his words had no meaning. You literally can’t trust anything he says. It could be blatant lies and he wouldn’t care at all. It’s dangerous."
6. "When I realized I'm an independent thinker and don't have to support everything my parents do."
7. "When he gassed a bunch of innocent protesters with tear gas to get a picture of him holding a bible."
11. "The final blow? His handling of the coronavirus. Putting states at odds with each other and the feds over medical supplies? Why can't we know where the $500 billion [bailout for corporations] was allocated? What businesses?"
12. "Bailing out undeserving businesses instead of the real, hard-working Americans affected by the pandemic."
13. "Recently when he threatened to shoot looters. (I don't support the looting, it's just that the punishment shouldn't be death.) Also when he said that the 75-year-old man who was pushed down was actually ANTIFA."
14. "When he tweeted about a fake Russian propaganda bullshit article about how the old man that got pushed over by the cops and in the hospital for a week was a spy [for ANTIFA]. Can't even believe how stupid Trump is, can't believe that people still support him."
15. "When he had so many people removed from their jobs in his 'team' because they came out and said something he didn't agree with. No one expects the president to know everything, you are supposed to find the best people to get you the information needed."
16. "The [rally] where he talked about how he hates windmills, and I believe he said he knows more about wind than anybody. Then did a bit about not being able to watch TV because it’s not a windy day. That was when I became embarrassed about my vote and started to regret it. It only got worse after that."
17. "TBH I was never a Trump supporter, but I had felt that the guy was not as bad as the media portrayed him and was somewhat redeemable. Then he betrayed the Kurds. Those people fought and died alongside US soldiers, and Trump just stepped aside and let them be slaughtered so he wouldn’t offend Turkey. I can tolerate an immature asshole. I cannot tolerate a traitor."
18. "2020. It's literally making me miss Obama (who I really opposed on a policy level). The grace and kindness he displayed is oh so necessary right now, and it's nowhere to be found in the current administration."
19. "I supported him in 2016 fully. Slowly started saying things like 'He’s good but immature,' which turned into 'He just needs to keep his mouth shut then he’ll be fine,' which turned into 'I like his policies but not quite him'...and so on and so on. I’m not really sure when I went from liking him to not, but I can now say I want him out, and regret ever giving him my support."
20. "The childish name-calling of everyone he doesn't like. A grown up, and especially the president, should not act like that. I can also do without constantly hearing him talk about how great he is in third person."
21. "It was a tough point of time in my life, and the idea of MAGA swept me off my feet and made me vote for him. Since then, though, America has been made anything other than great: He has just made things better for himself and worse for every other American."
22. "The way he talks to world leaders is an embarrassment to our whole country. Some people are just too dense to see it."
23. "It took me less than six months after he was inaugurated before I realized I made a huge mistake in voting for Trump. Just the way he handled himself, the people around him, those different from him, and his immediate lying made me realize that he is not mentally well."
24. "My breaking point was the tweets to Michigan and Virginia [in which he falsely claimed that their governors] were coming for their guns. You simply shouldn’t purposefully turn your own citizens against each other. That really scared me."
And finally, there was this former Trump supporter who simply said...
25. "**Broadly gestures at everything.**"
Note: Some responses have been edited for length and/or clarity.