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I'm not a psychologist but I sure wish I knew what's inside the mind of the average trump supporter!

My son and I are convinced we can tell who supports trump in mere seconds and sometimes just looking at a person. We also feel they sense something "different" about us- that the vibes just don't mesh well or something LOL

Has anyone else experienced this or are we just a couple of oddballs LOL

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it's not much specially the average one, it's just America is the world for them . nothing else exist!

seasand Level 5 Oct 14, 2017
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Nah, you aren't alone. My father and I have a similar experience. Hell imagine how I feel being in the military and dealing with over half of my coworkers being Tump fans.

richdust Level 3 Oct 12, 2017
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I have a lot of military friends who feel bc trump is their boss they cannot publicly disrespect him but I recall their public disrespect for Obama so this confuses me. I cannot imagine how difficult it is for you and know you are the minority who think that way. I thank you for your service, sir
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I live in a rural part of central Texas and at this point, I just assume everyone is a Trump fan, since so many are. The cities are the blue blips in this red state, and I'm far enough outside San Antonio to realize that we're a minority in our county. Although, we do at least have enough to have a county democrats group, thankfully. But I do see that the majority of open Trump supporters here definitely fit the deplorable stereotype. My sister's boyfriend's boss is an absolute asshole who insults my sister all the time for being half-Mexican. But they live on his property so they have to tolerate him somewhat until they can move. But there's definitely been a lot of very much overt racism pretty much since Obama was elected. They claim to hate him for all sorts of crap, but it really does come down to his skin color when you let them talk enough - as they start getting compared to monkeys, the n-word, racist stereotypes, etc.

RawrIhavePi Level 2 Oct 12, 2017
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It does seem that racism is their driving point. The Obama elections is when I decided to change political parties bc their obvious hatred for a black man. Although the thought of an intelligent woman scares them more. I cannot wait for an intelligent black woman to knock their socks off. Michelle Obama for POTUS!

Quick note about me- I originally voted for Bernie in the primaries but voted for Hillary in the election. I knew trump was gonna wij bc we are over ran w racists. He is their god and savior
Obama did this country did this country a lot of damage with his crazy domestic and foreign policy. And for your information most of the deplorables I know voted for Hilary Clinton. Most all of my friends who are mostly college graduates and successful business men are all strong Trump supporters. Obama himself was very racist. You can blame him for black lives matters which has killed quite a few policemen.
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I’m a Trump supporter so feel free to pick my brain.

Redlegdex Level 5 Oct 11, 2017
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Did you believe Trump would make a better President than the other 16 Republican candidates?
Probably not. I would have liked Bernie
I guess why I'm so surprised by someone being a trump supporter in this group is they use the bible and god as their excuse to be terrible human beings. I am not saying you are a terrible person nor a racist bc I havent read any of your posts. But if if its not too rude to straight up ask- do you consider yourself a racist. What makes you different than the christian conservative (this is the trump supporter I abhor) I woukd like to not lump his supporters into ine category. Also can you tell me some redeeming qualities of trump not only as president but as a human being.
Well, can't really say that I am racist, though I've experienced racism while growing up in NYC, since I am Mexican born. I'm also a naturalized citizen, and son of immigrants. I don't have issue with the gay community, as my older cousin who was like a brother to me, was gay and died of aids, that was pretty painful to see since my family is super catholic and he had to keep that a secret until he knew he was dying. As far a Trump being a good human being, well through my former job I was around a lot of high ranking military and political people and got to seem them when no cameras and no press was around. He was always cordial and mindful of the people who worked for him, always said please and thank you. now I won't say that he is a saint, yes he is an asshole sometimes, and doesn't hold back when defending himself and the people he values, but I think that's redeeming, because as we saw in this last election, people are tired of two face politicians. And Trump, is not a politician. So he doesn't care to pretend to be this ideal world leader with doves and roses.
And as it looks, the left (which I once considered myself part of) is doubling down on their ultra orthodox sociL justice, and it's only driving the rest of the country towards the right and center. Don't get me wrong, I hang more in conservative circles now and when they say stupid shit I call them out on it, but they don't block me, or unfriend me or call me names or brand me "misguided and racist." Nope.... liberals and left leaning individuals do that. Are there d-bags on the right? Yes of course! But those are the older dying out breeds. The d-bags and intolerant on the left are the youthful (antifa and blm and the like).
So yeah, I'm not what you probably think Trump supporters are. An old white single Christian male.
I am: Mexican born, immigrant who supports gay marriage, is pro choice, anti-feminist, tax the rich, make work mandatory for welfare, legalize marijuana, ???? pro gun, full blown atheist anti-religion (specifically Islam) and loves dogs, and eats meat and hate country music.
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They're misguided, but I don't think that for the most part they're evil. They were just desperate for a change, and Trump offered them that change. Even if he can't affect that change, he made the promise, and with his inflammatory and racist rhetoric, he sparked a chord in a lot of those who now support him (many of whom are racist or at least enablers of a racist).

He promised them change, they voted for him, and even now that their ship, as it were, is sinking, they're unwilling to admit they were wrong, and they're clinging even tighter to what's left of their candidate. At least that's how I would qualify their state of mind, not being a professional psychologist myself.

ErichZannIII Level 6 Oct 11, 2017
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No, unfortunately Trump supporters are a special kind of stupid and you can tell them, at least I think, a mile away

ajr715 Level 4 Oct 11, 2017
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Oh really?
Redlegdex don't get offended. You yourself said you arent the normal trump supporter.
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I currently live in a ruby-red state where the vast majority of citizens here have traditionally voted against their own best interests. It been ranked last in well being year after year. They've been raised and/or indoctrinated to believe that the authoritarian way (strict father model and Yahweh) is the only way. Authoritarians are not hard to spot and they do put off a vibe (so-to-speak).

VictoriaNeuronotes Level 6 Oct 11, 2017
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Doesn't it ever bother you that Obama made a bad deal with a radical Muslim theocratic regime that often kills people that don't believe like the do including us agnostics and atheist and allowed a good number of them to immigrate to the US?

Harleyman Level 5 Oct 11, 2017
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I must be brainwashed on Obama bc I believe he was THE best president we have ever had and no one will ever compare to the Obamas intelligence, compassion, and grace as First Family. I am hoping Michelle runs bc there is where my vote...unless its Oprah then I'll have a hard time deciding between the two
Man you are ultra liberal.
Very proud of it too. I don't believe I am alone here. You and one other seem to be the minority. Sucks doesnt it
Yes there are Iranian immigrants in the US. Most of them are highly educated and performing surgery in our hospitals! The "bad deal" you are referring to is the western worlds's only hope at curtailing nuclear weapons from being built in Iran. The US is not the only country in this deal you know. Man YOU are ultra conservative... are you sure you aren't a Christian fundamentalist?
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I live in a rural area in western Oklahoma. After 8 years of Obama people were so disgusted that 87% of them here in my hometown including myself voted for Trump. In my home state neither neither Obama or Hillary ever carried a single one of the 77 counties. The rural economy is in bad shape and rural people are disgusted with the democrats. Unfortunately the republicans are influenced by the religious right wing but I still think Trump is a lot better choice than the tax and spend and regulation crazy democrats. Diesel emissions regulations alone have cost me thousands of dollars and the crap they are making is put on these Diesel engines is making them burn more diesel and put out even more co2. On newer diesels over 1/2 the breakdowns are emissions equipment related breakdown. Seems common sense should come into play at some point. Trump seems have that. What is there to like about the democrats? Nothing that I can see other than they have less religious influence.

Harleyman Level 5 Oct 11, 2017
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I have seen others ask so I will as well- can you please tell me ONE good thing trump has done for this country. All I'm asking for is one...
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How many Indiana Trump supporters are like this guy?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EkCifM0kDd0

Hopefully not too many or it might be time for a move.

BD66 Level 4 Oct 11, 2017
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I can't even finish watching it. I look at those that support Trump, and this guy is a prime example, and it scares me that there are enough of these people out there to elect a President.
I have a European state of mind. I cannot wait to pack up and leave Indiana
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I wish I could help...my father is one. (Facepalm)

Rideauxb Level 4 Oct 11, 2017
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As someone outside the USA (Australia), I feel it is not my place to be overly critical of US politics.

But when Trump was elected, I (and many other Ozzies, including very conservative ones) were forced to ask: What the hell were you guys thinking?

Clearly, it is not a majority that supported Trump, but your Electoral College saw to his confirmation as President. So most of you are off the hook.

As for Trump supporters, there are actually a few very belligerent ones in Australia. We consider them as being pretty-well on the right fringe. Definitely not well-informed in most cases.

However, I can't claim that they present very much differently from most other Australians until they open their mouths.

UngodlyPete Level 2 Oct 10, 2017
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"Shrug shoulders and sigh" I have no defence, guilty and ashamed to be an American under his leadership. I still love my country, and I'm proud of the many good things this country has done but electing Mr Trump isn't one of those things.
Obama was the sorriest and most hated president in my lifetime. He was so bad that after 8 years of that idiot people in my home state and home town were so disgusted 87% of the people in my hometown and about 65% in my state of Oklahoma voted for Trump. Trump is Obama's legacy.
Obama was awesome
Jodyfine I concur! Obama will always be my atf President until Michelle becomes POTUS
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Well, I'm convinced that we live in a precarious time of much social change, not unlike the 1960s in many ways. The last few decades has seen the legalization of same-sex marriage, the election (twice) of the first African American President, the internet revolution, etc. We live in a time when much of the country is divided by generation, with the younger generations accepting change and the older generation holding on to the past. It's like the birth pains of so much change....one can see it not only in politics but also in religious denominations where often thoughts on same-sex marriage and lgbt rights has a denomination split down the middle based solely on age and generation. And we see it in the reports of The Nones, the younger generation who have no association with any organized religion, whereas the older generations still cling to the institutions of the past. I feel that the anomaly of the Trump presidency is in part a last dying outcry of that older generation, a racist, homophobic, sexist backlash if you will. The religious right has all but lost the social wars and the world is increasingly becoming more racially and culturally diverse...the internet has made the world a smaller place and that scares some people to death. Male, white and straight privilege has been threatened, and they are not happy campers.

Not sure if that speaks to your question at all, but that's my story and I'm sticking to it. LOL

roberbro Level 5 Oct 10, 2017
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I hope like hell that this is the the LAST gasp of backward old Republican ways. It's real hard to watch. We are 9 months into this presidency and this administration is a dangerous colossal failure. When I look at the backlash to this nonsense (The womens march in DC was WAY bigger than t-Rump's inauguration the day before it and the numerous large protests against his policies) I have hope. But my biggest hope is that maybe the younger generation will be more liberal. It is sad to see such disgusting damage being done by these old white bastards! Indeed it is a precarious time we live in. Sometimes I think the evangelicals like the idea of voting for idiots to bring on their "end times". Sick bastards!
Yes, I couldn't agree more. Hopefully voters will wake up before the next election.
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I’m wondering if the same goes for Hillary supporters? I mean, she’s a racist (proven by real quotes), manipulative, self-interested, oligarch who has attempted to silence and mock rape victims. So I wonder if this reflects on her grandiose supporters? Also, I have yet to gain the ability to judge and marginalize a person by simply looking at them. Then again, I strive to avoid insidious and discriminatory behavior.

DiegoS Level 4 Oct 10, 2017
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Which you failed to do...sanctimonious is not a word I would have ever felt I needed to use in this group.
Excellent response Sunny Smiles!!!! Touche girl
Thank ya Miss Judyfine!
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My curiosity goes toward how people can listen to this obviously poorly educated, narcissistic sociopath, and not see him for what he is. You don't have to get your ques from mass media commentary, just look at the way this nincompoop acts; like he's a middle school brat. Jeezus kreist, all the tweeting, the juvenile public name-calling from a sitting POTUS. WTF? He can't keep a cabinet, all he's done is destroy whatever he can put his tiny hands on that Obama's administration accomplished. How do people not see the glaring incompetence? The guy listens to Alex Jones, for godssake, who makes O'Reilly look sane.

Bikersurfer Level 6 Oct 10, 2017
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The like button is unavailable for this comment for some reason. But I 100% agree with you!!
He's a walking talking con artist... he duped a lot of people by making them think he's going to change shit.. I totally agree.. extremely dysfunctional family.. and how he talks and looks at his own daughter.. omg.. seriously?? If ANYONE else even came CLOSE to acting like that, they would get the book thrown at them and then in jail!
I agree completely. I find that most that support him are folks that seem to have an intense dislike of Obama (which baffles me, no he was not perfect and he did things I didn't agree with, but he did a LOT of good, too. And he and his family are classy!) I wonder if it is because he was the first African American President or just because he is a Democrat? (or both?) Also, I I wonder if it is just party loyalty?
Mistymoon77 I totally agree. I have yet to see a single good, noble, or even remotely kind word or gesture come from anyone in that entire family. He is definitely the most perverted POTUS we have ever had
You are a breath of fresh air bikesurfer!
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Anchored in Authoritarianism, Nationalism, Symbols and Religion. Appeals to authority figures and absolutes over reason and independent thought

criddle3 Level 2 Oct 10, 2017
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Trump is the product of an unhinged Republican Party. There are a few different mindsets of his supporters. Whatever damage (including nuclear war, environmental destruction and wiping out affordable health care for women) rests 100% on the Republican Party. I have been following politics since the days of Nixon and the Republican Party has grown more DISGUSTING every year. I find the most disturbing sub-set of Trumpers to be the evangelicals. The only true christian president I ever witnessed in my lifetime was Jimmy Carter and the republicans ripped him to shreds. Good old demented Ron Reagan took office after Carter and yanked the solar panels right off the roof of the white house! Things have gone down hill ever since! This administration is not normal even for republicans. What I see is a sick demented circus out of control. I live in a very red state and the culture here has always been kind of backwards and red-neck. But after this election it is UNBEARABLE. A good many of them just felt as though they suffered (!) through "a black man in the white house for 8 years" and want to see anything Obama put in to place be erased from history. I'm white and I have a really good black friend that said to me the day after the election "now racism is your problem too"... so true!

jodyfine Level 5 Oct 10, 2017
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Amen, sista! It's completely instinctual for me. But I really don't want to know the inner workings of their minds. Shivers!

Tenacious Level 4 Oct 10, 2017
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I live in Kansas City, which could easily be renamed Trumpland. I saw a licence plate that said Trump 4 just the other day. People here seem to be delighted that several decades worth of civil rights work is being destroyed, that environmental protections are being dismantled and that hateful sentiment is becoming normalized. I'm surrounded by Trump enthusiasts who all claim he's doing wonderful things and then when I ask them to name a single thing he's done that's positive all the can claim, are those things I find abhorrent.

paul1967 Level 7 Oct 10, 2017
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Agreed, Trump and his people are spinning everything to the point that people will happily vote against their own best interests
I want my licence plate to say Trump 4 Jail
On the environmental regulations Obama has handed down they have and would cost this country billions of dollars for a minimal gain. Hell on diesel emissions the crap they are making us put on these engines makes them burn even more diesel, therefore putting out even more co2. And the emissions equipment on the diesels alone is costing this country billions.
I really hope they fix this system because replying to you won't notify you of this reply. I can't speak to your diesel concerns until I investigate them but I can say Trump is working on dismantling the EPA ( Environmental Protection Agency) Trump has already imposed new restrictions on public communication by EPA Staff and in April ordered the Agency to take down it's climate science webpage. Trump has already rolled back key environmental standards. Over the past few months Trump has:
1) Resumed sales of coal on federal land.
2) Reversed restrictions against dumping mining waste into waterways
3) killed a mandate that federal agencies must consider climate change when making decisions.
4) Revoked the EPAs Clean power plan
5) Asked the courts to delay a hearing about limits on mercury and other toxic pollutants from power plants with plans to weaken these rules.
6) Is working on overturning rules that limit methane gas pollution from oil and gas production.
7 Allowed the use of the pesticide chlorpyrifos even after the EPA Scientist showed a causal link between it's use and breast cancer and birth defects. This is a short list and all within less than a year. You claim he's saving the IS billions and I'm 100% sure you're right. Today billions of dollars are being saved In 8 years from now after he's gone and major portions of our environment will be destroyed, people will, not could but will die and even more will made I'll and deformed from birth defects. This is the consensus of our best scientific minds. A concerted effort is being waged to discredit these scientist saying they're just saying it to get grant money and it's all lies. All I can say to that is GIVE ME A FREAKEN BREAK YOU'VE GOT TO BE KIDDING ME. The cost to fix this is unmanageable and in many cases impossible. Stop thinking for just a minute about saving a dollar today and start researching the impact to the future of this country. Don't believe me don't take a word I've said for granted. Look for yourself and then get on board and help stop this.
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YES!
I've noticed that many I've talked to (at least online) are proud to be ignorant on so many subjects, and their rabid support of who I consider by far to be the worst president in the history of our country.
Sometimes I can't tell if people really believe the ultra-conservative, evangelical, right mindset or if they're just trying to stir the pot to get a reaction.
I know there aren't as many Trump supporters as there were at election time, but there are still a few who are drinking the Kool-Aid.

Paul628 Level 5 Oct 10, 2017
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There seems to be a biological component that prevents someone from seeing grey abstract areas. Their brains are more comfortable with concrete black and white solutions to life. When those solutions do not fit the realities of life, it causes them a lot of turmoil because they want to fall back on their solutions which do not work. they are often reactionary and will respond differently when something happens to them specifically. Nancy Reagan supported stem cell research, Cheney accepted gay marriage because of his daughter, and McCain is against torture. But sometimes, even traumatic experiences cannot move them from those brain functions which give them comfort and cause them grief at the same time.

daddy4pugs Level 6 Oct 10, 2017
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I am one of those that see things black and white. I think most of us are that way. I think the difference is that some of us have upbringings where we were taught to consider the less extreme position. I know my opinion is often not the only opinion, and I know that solutions that solve problems are almost never black or white, but my brain thinks in those terms all the time. I have to fight like hell to remind myself that truth lands in the grey far more often than on the extreme edge of things.
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I think most of the ones I've met think that theyre victimized in some way or another and that their problems or americas problems are always someone else's fault

Sarcasm Level 6 Oct 10, 2017
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It seems to me that conservatives back in the Regan days were just right of the center and today's conservatives are so far right that the center is out of sight.
Reagan conservatives planted the seeds for what we are seeing today.
To recognize it is healthy and a step forward in recognizing all of the gray areas of life.
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It would be easier to contemplate your own mind on why you feel the way you do about Trump! Your mindset is predisposed to believe only the things you want to hear. You have prejudged the outcome and need to move on. Your son will only echo your sentiments. Maybe some introspection would be the best thing.

Proslice56 Level 3 Oct 10, 2017
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I feel I have spent a lot of time contemplating. I think taking away environmental protections that protect us from companies polluting our groundwater just to make the economy stronger is a rational concern. I think attempting to defund planned parenthood is a real concern. I think building a wall on our border with Mexico will do nothing to slow the progress of illegal aliens from entering our country and is an ugly waste of government spending. I think name-calling and tweeting wars is not something a president should be doing. My most significant concern is that I could keep on typing about all these terrible things he's doing but the supporter of Trump, don't seem to care. And it's not like they don't know about these awful things they just don't seem to care. That's not good. Where did our humanity go?
I did do that it was a glitch.
Although my father was an atheist he was republican all the way and hated Obama. My sister is Pagan and extremely racist so my thinking does not echo my families. My sons dad is conservative to the extreme an they do not mesh well on anything. I raised my son to do his own research and to think for himself where as my ex tells our son to just do what I say bc I'm the parent.
I do not influence my son in hating trump. He has access to the news and media just as I do and has formed his own opinions of him and his supporters based on things he has seen and heard from trumps own mouth.

My son who is tall, pale with dark curly hair and red lips and a larger nose (very handsome tho) has been singled out by the redneck racists who now calll him Jewish Josh. Please don't imply I influence my child to be prejudiced against trump and his supporters. They did a pretty good job of doing that on their own
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