Since last summer, Donald Trump has been accused of espousing racism, bolstering ISIS recruitment, degrading women, and generally conducting himself in a manner unbecoming of a presidential candidate. But now the media insists that his campaign hasn’t just divided Americans in an esoteric sense; it’s actually tearing friendships apart.
“The country isn’t just divided into red states and blue states,” says a new Politico article. “Several recent studies show that people even within their own communities are traveling in ideological packs and seeking out news that reinforces their views. One example, a Pew Research Center report released earlier this month found nearly half of Clinton’s supporters and a third of Trump’s backers had no close friends backing the other candidate.”
According to Politico, Facebook friendships are being destroyed daily as Hillary supporters and Trump supporters go to war on the social media battlefield.
“In a political environment as heated as it is right now, with voters as polarized as they are on the two political parties and the two presidential candidates, it’s not surprising that we hear voters talk about un-friending others,” Republican pollster Neil Newhouse told the website.
“When Trump supporters declare their support for their candidate on Facebook,” Politico writes, “many on the left say they’re apt to be offended even if it is just to see who inside their social network is enthused by the Republican’s campaign rhetoric.”
They then quote someone who is convinced that his Trump-supporting friends secretly want him deported:
“Certainly, as a brown Muslim person, it’s harder for me to see people say, “Hey, I like what Trump stands for,’ and not feel like what you’re saying is you don’t really like me around,” said Faiz Shakir, a senior adviser for Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid.
Well, Faiz, you’re probably right; once you’ve been tainted by the stench of an establishment liberal like Reid…
Unlike the majority of the media’s accusations against Trump, this one is relatively fair. Trump has indeed changed the political discourse in this country; namely, he has awakened millions of Americans who gave up on this rigged system a long time ago. Those people finally see in Trump a man who understands that the problems we face are larger than the two political parties. They are tuned in, energized, and eager to turn the page on decades of globalist American policies that have sent the country spiraling towards oblivion.
And hey, if they can cleanse their Facebook feed of Europhile liberals in the process, so much the better. To make America great again, after all, each of us has a part to play.