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Trump Isn’t The Real Problem. His Haters Are, Mostly.
Go to your favorite internet search site – mine is duckduckgo.com – and search “friends lost over Trump.” Or some variation.
You will quickly find an array of articles of how anti-Trumpers have canceled friendships over someone’s support for Trump. Like this one, from a post by Doug McKinnon in The Hill, a Capitol Hill newspaper:
“One casual friendship abruptly ended last year because I would not acknowledge that Trump is a climate change denier who advances the insidious goal of killing off humanity. The person making that charge is an accomplished executive.
“When I politely asked over the phone if this person truly believes Trump’s ultimate ‘goal’ is to kill off the world — including his children, grandchildren, and future Trump generations — my friend screamed at me and then hung up, forever.”
And that’s pretty mild as the Trump-related cancellations have gone. This, from National Public Radio:
“I did straight up say, ‘Dude, I’m done. Lose my number,’ ” said Shama Davis from Los Angeles, recalling when he “unfriended” a guy he’d been friends with since high school 25 years ago.
“I just hung up on my end and proceeded to just block him in every possible way,” said Joni Jensen from New York, still fuming over the guy she felt compelled to dump.
And betraying just a tinge of regret about cutting off his cousins, Ricardo Deforest of Tampa, Fla., conceded, “I hate to say it because family is everything,” before unabashedly proclaiming, “I disowned them. In my mind they’re not family anymore.”