Some things are not deal-breakers
11/12/2020, 6 p.m.
The drama, stress and tension that unfolded during this election have revealed an America that we have never seen before.
Actually, the four years of the Trump administration has been like a bad soap opera that you are afraid to turn away from because you don’t know what you may need to be prepared for.
If nothing else, we have learned when a person tells you and shows you who they are, you better believe them.
When Donald Trump told us he could shoot someone and get away with it, he was telling us how invincible he believed he was. He also knew he could get away with just about anything and would still have supporters.
Donald Trump also talked about how there were good people on both sides during the conflict in Charlottesville that resulted in the killing of Heather Heyer by an avowed white nationalist. President Trump didn’t denounce white supremacy and the supremacists embraced him even more.
More than 19 women have accused Donald Trump of sexual assault, but nothing has resulted from their accusations. His support among white females in the 2016 election was 53 percent. In the 2020 election, the support of white women for President Trump was even higher at around 57 percent, according to early analysis.
We watched the video of George Floyd being brutally murdered by police in Minneapolis. Other African-Americans have been killed by police this year as well. President Trump commented on how great the police are, but he never talked about how to resolve this.
He and his administration offered no expression of support to the Black Lives Matter movement, yet the Black vote for President Trump was up about 4 percent from 2016.
Immigrants were put in cages, others deported and more than 500 immigrant children may never be returned to their parents. Yet 1 in 4 immigrants supported President Trump, according to reports.
At the end of the day, some things are not deal-breakers for some people. They will support someone like Donald Trump for their own agenda.