While I don’t always like to make sweeping assumptions about people based on a small collection of evidence, if you still support Donald Trump, there are certain things I already know about you. Here are 6 of those things (HUGE shout out to Daily Kos for putting together this amazing list!):
1. You want to be ruled, not governed:
The single trait that predicts the Trump supporter isn’t related to race, income, or education. A University of Massachusetts researches found that the top predictor of whether a voter supports Trump is a tendency to lean toward authoritarianism:
Authoritarians obey. They rally to and follow strong leaders. And they respond aggressively to outsiders, especially when they feel threatened. From pledging to “make America great again” by building a wall on the border to promising to close mosques and ban Muslims from visiting the United States, Trump is playing directly to authoritarian inclinations.
2. You are not someone I would trust to do business with:
With Trump’s long history of shady business deals, his refusal to release his tax returns, his constant stream of blatant lies and his habit of not paying people who did work for him, I am assuming by your giving him a pass on this that you also would behave this way in your business dealings.
3. You’re either a racist or an enabler of racists:
Trump’s campaign was built almost entirely on racist rhetoric and hypothetical policy. This is not an opinions. This is a fact. Trump led the charge on the ridiculous birther movement, he wants to keep Mexicans out by forcing them to pay for a massive border wall, he believes Muslims are either terrorists or have ties to terrorists, he ridicules “black lives matter,” he encourages voter intimidation and already-proven-ineffective laws like “stop and frisk” that unfairly and overwhelmingly target African Americans and Latinos. There is literally NO WAY you can support Donald Trump and at least not be ok with someone else’s racism, though, it’s far more likely you have some of these racist tendencies of your own.
4. You have issues with women:
Trump regularly says vulgar and sexist things about women. He strangely believed that Bill Clinton’s affairs somehow disqualified Hillary Clinton from the presidency, and yet, has been married three times and had numerous (and proudly admitted) affairs himself. He has routinely called women, including his campaign opponent, dogs and pigs. He once claimed Hillary Clinton and Carly Fiorina were both “too ugly” to be president. D0nald Trump has consistently said strange and creepy things about his daughter’s appearance, giving off the vibe that he is attracted to her.
Donald Trump has major issues with women. Again, either you do too, or you have no problem giving Trump a free pass on being a disgusting, sexist creep.
5. You aren’t quite as “Christian” as you claim to be:
Christian author Philip Yancey recently said:
I am staggered that so many conservative or evangelical Christians would see a man who is a bully, who made his money by casinos, who has had several wives and several affairs, that they would somehow paint him as a hero, as someone that we could stand behind.
From Trump making a mockery of forgiveness and the Christian practice of Holy Communion (“I receive forgiveness when I get my little cracker and the juice”), to his ridiculous claim of his favorite bible verse being from “Two Corinthians,” Donald Trump’s anti-Christian personal behavior, proposed political policies and unethical business practices prove his claims of having a deep personal Christian faith is nothing more than a pandering for votes.
6. You are anti-constitution:
For someone who consistently claims Barack Obama has assaulted our constitutional rights, Donald Trump seems to be set to launch an assault on the constitution, the likes of which we have never seen. He has already indicated any journalists that oppose him will be silenced and oppressed. He has urged congress to consider shutting down mosques. He wants to end birthright citizenship. The list goes on and on.
If you don’t want to be considered a racist, sexist, whatever, then maybe you should consider no longer supporting a man who portrays all of these things. You’re better than this, America.