I’ll admit, I don’t have a great deal of sympathy for anyone who voted for Donald Trump eventually regretting their decision later. It’s not that I don’t feel bad if some of their lives are negatively impacted by the decisions he’s making, it’s just hard for me to sympathize a great deal with those who put all of us at risk by voting for such an obvious con man, liar, and someone who has no business being this country’s “president.”
In my opinion, there was absolutely no excuse for anyone to support Trump. In all my years following politics, I’ve never seen someone who was as transparent about being completely full of crap as Donald J. Trump.
However, even though it’s hard for me to fathom how anyone could have fallen for this fraud, that still doesn’t mean I like hearing stories where people who voted for Trump are now realizing that, if he gets his way, his policies will ruin their lives.
For example, Kentucky voter Wesley Easterling. As a person who relies on Medicaid and food stamps, at the time, Easterling believed Trump when he told his voters that he wouldn’t make cuts to programs like Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security.
Though as we’ve all seen from Trump’s budget — that was all a lie.
Not only is Trump breaking his promise, if he gets his way, he’ll cut $1 trillion from Medicaid and food stamps over the next 10 years.
“I mean, I felt just like I was — just like he played me for a fool,” Easterling said. “I mean, I kind of took it personal.”
He later admitted that, “without a doubt,” he’d vote for Hillary Clinton if he could do it all over again.
While it’s unfortunate to hear Easterling’s situation, there are millions of people who supported Trump who, whether they want to admit it or not, are about to realize, firsthand, that they voted for the wrong person.
Not only would Trump’s budget cuts severely impact rural communities (people who overwhelmingly voted for him), but if he gets his way on health care, Trumpcare will strip health insurance away from millions, while causing premiums for many others — especially those 50 and over — to skyrocket.
This is what I mean when I say it doesn’t matter what Trump supporters want to believe. The harsh truth about reality is that it’s real whether or not they want to believe it. When millions of the people who voted for him lose their health insurance, see their premiums skyrocket, or have their food stamp benefits drastically cut — they might still not want to blame Trump — but that’s not going to change the reality that he’ll be the one responsible for all of that.
Let’s hope that next year we vote in a Congress that won’t allow Donald Trump to get away with ruining this nation any more than he already has.
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