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Trump supporters in family.

Posted: Fri May 04, 2018 7:28 pm
by VG_Addict
For those of you who have family who are Trump supporters, how do you deal with it? How does it affect your relationship with them?

Re: Trump supporters in family.

Posted: Fri May 04, 2018 8:01 pm
by Marilink
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Please keep this thread civil, folks

Re: Trump supporters in family.

Posted: Fri May 04, 2018 11:14 pm
by Sonic 5
I just try to not talk about it. Most of my family made it clear growing up that they didn't approve of things like atheism and non-heterosexuality. They only feel emboldened by the cheeto occupying the highest office of the land. It's pointless to argue with them about any of it. You can't reason someone out of a position they didn't reason themselves into.

Re: Trump supporters in family.

Posted: Sat May 05, 2018 2:53 am
by ScottyMcGee
I have an uncle whose sole purpose in voting for Trump is for the money. Literally the only thing. And he's unashamed about it. Just cares about his 401K going up now.

Re: Trump supporters in family.

Posted: Sat May 05, 2018 3:59 am
by Random User
It doesn't.

Re: Trump supporters in family.

Posted: Sat May 05, 2018 6:14 am
by DarkZero
my parents aren't like really avid trump supporters or anything but i'm pretty sure thats who they voted for and they seem generally pleased with him being the president (my stepdad in particular was not a fan of obama).

mostly i don't really understand why specifically my parents seem endeared to him. to me, trump's public personality seems very similar to someone in their lives that they hate, and it's curious to me that they don't see it.

also i'm pretty sure a big reason they voted for him was because of his vice president mike pence, who is from indiana.

Re: Trump supporters in family.

Posted: Sat May 05, 2018 6:23 am
by Valigarmander
Even the most conservative members of my family loathe him.

Re: Trump supporters in family.

Posted: Sat May 05, 2018 9:05 am
by United Nations
My parents have always voted Republican until Trump. My extended family though...I posted something on Facebook once making fun of a spelling error I’d seen a lot of Trump supporters use and my uncle got so offended that he and his wife blocked me. Whatever, that’s fine. It was a joke.

Re: Trump supporters in family.

Posted: Sat May 05, 2018 12:29 pm
by smol Kat
I deal with it by knowing that my immediate family, at least, as well as my significant other (and his siblings) have my back. I have a pretty strong suspicion that some members of our families are dealing with escalation-of-commitment bias so to them in particular I do my best to treat them with grace and understanding.

and then cry about it later

Re: Trump supporters in family.

Posted: Sun May 06, 2018 8:13 am
by pixelated_penguin
I live in Philadelphia so basically EVERYONE here hates Trump, but: my father did. It's nothing out of the ordinary, since he thinks Mussolini had a good vision and was a victim of history, Bernie Sanders is basically the same as a nazi, etc. etc. And he has this extremely bizarre quasi white supremacist "Italians and the Roman Empire are superior and everyone else was a primitive savage" thing going on. His views on women are interesting too because he's in his 50s and the other day he said in exact words a woman "friendzoned" him, and he tends to says all women are crazy b****es and for some reason he can never find a stable relationship. I've asked him if he's ever been on 4chan but he says no. This doesn't really affect my relationship with him, because his politics are far from the worst thing about him lol.

The other trump voter in my family is my aunt (really my blood uncle's wife) who I've suddenly learned was really racist, and thinks "Obama is a Muslim," "Obama is the N Word" (she actually said "the N word" because she was in front of me), "black people never do any work," "a woman should never be president because..." etc etc.

But neither of them even really liked Trump and don't have a problem when I point out bs with him! I don't know ANYONE who actually LIKED either major party candidate - they just disliked Hillary more. Given that this is what RELUCTANT Trump supporters look like (it is probably skewed), I'm sort of scared what someone who enthusiastically likes Trump is like.

Re: Trump supporters in family.

Posted: Sun May 06, 2018 8:42 am
by I am nobody
I don't know if there are any. We're not involved much with my mother's side of the family for much older and unrelated reasons, but while they're extremely religious and generally quite Republican, last I heard they found Trump morally repugnant enough to basically sit this one out. The only person that might be is my ex-aunt, but I only say that because I've never heard anything about her politics period. She almost certainly has some pretty serious undiagnosed personality disorders, and I doubt she's concerned enough with anyone else's problems to care about Trump one way or the other.

Re: Trump supporters in family.

Posted: Mon May 07, 2018 1:01 pm
by New! Tazy Ten
Random User wrote:
Sat May 05, 2018 3:59 am
It doesn't.
Pretty much this, yeah.

If I hate someone it is for more than voting history that I have no right to know or politics that can be somewhat subjective. If they want to talk, I'm here. If they want to never hear a word I say that's their issue not mine, but that's only because I'm allowed to do the same.

Re: Trump supporters in family.

Posted: Thu Jul 05, 2018 5:30 am
by е и ժ е я
People in my family aren't capable of deluding themselves that much. I don't think any of them would vote Republican even if they were the type, because it's not in their social circles to be that person. The few folks with whom I'm friends that do identify with the party, identify with the older style GOP back before Reaganomics demolished everything.

Re: Trump supporters in family.

Posted: Thu Jul 05, 2018 9:47 am
by steeze
My father and I are investment advisors from New York.

My parents are both trump supporters. My father because he has his own opinions on the economy as it does directly influence our business. My mother because she just thinks everything my father says is the truth.

What it really boils down to whether we are in the office or at their house is this:

You believe whatever you want. Entitled to whichever opinion you want. They know he's a doosh. I've tried to explain to them how the news works and the media and what's actually real and what not but you can only lead a horse to water. They paid for my communication degree so you'd think they'd want to see their money wasn't wasted. It's alright though like I said we get along swimmingly regardless I just think it's funny.

Re: Trump supporters in family.

Posted: Fri Jul 06, 2018 8:47 am
by Booyakasha
Basic stance is 'so what?'

I don't think less of anyone for getting suckered in by this party or that. Nobody's perfect.

My aunt Dorinda went out her way to call me and wish me happy birthday yesterday. She's a sweetheart-----------one in a million. Think I care whom she voted for, you must be drunk or dreamin, man.

Re: Trump supporters in family.

Posted: Sun Jul 08, 2018 3:52 pm
by glux
It was pretty funny seeing my father-in-law going from "**** yeah, Donald Trump" before to election (who he didn't actually go out and vote for, mind you) to "what a **** idiot" two days ago.