Since the time this article was written, CNN Has come to a nearly identical conclusion: Enthusiasm for Trump among his core support is waning.
According to CNN:
More than six months into Donald Trump’s young presidency, optimism among his core supporters — and American voters at large — is starting to fade.
After Trump’s surprise victory in November, six in 10 American voters said they were mostly optimistic about his presidency. But that number slipped to 52% in March and 43% today — now 10 percentage points underwater, according to new polling this week from Quinnipiac University.
It’s been 6 months, and the Trump Voter Buyers Remorse just hasn’t stopped. Below are some of those same voters beginning to wake up to the biggest mistake of their lives.
It seems that the old proverb, “be careful what you wish for,” has never been truer than when it is applied to Trump Voters. Most gritted their teeth and voted, not for him, but against his opponent. Deep, painful “buyer’s remorse” is setting in, and there is little hope for those realizing they made a very, very bad decision. Nor for the rest of us, who are stuck with him.
It just isn’t getting any better:
@realDonaldTrump I am so disappointed in you. I supported you from day one and look at what you're doing to our country. 😢
— Diane Williams (@DianeNYC) June 28, 2017
Let’s be clear, the “die hard,” Pepe the frog wearing, white nationalists and proud racists that follow him because he is the best for their cause — a figurative white, angry, Republican Jesus — aren’t going to bail on him, he is their last hope. But, now that we know that his own son met with Russian interests to obtain information he believed would help influence the country against voting for Trump Sr’s opponent, “information damaging to Hillary Clinton,” it seems at least one has reached the breaking point:
@realDonaldTrump I voted for you, supported you until today. I can't take anymore of the russia shit. I'm out Don. You blew it.
— David Zimmer (@USNret03) July 11, 2017
From lectures on his unpresidential behavior:
I thought Obama acted unpresidential.I voted 4 U & 4 yrs hoped you'd run but many of these tweets..unpresidential/cringe worthy/1term stuff
— Kate McBride (@KateMcBride007) July 2, 2017
To simple overall “come on man,” get it together!:
Merkel is running circles around you. She is a leader. You are not.
Come on POTUS I voted for you and your making me look very bad.
— Paul J Geraci (@geraci_paul) July 9, 2017
And it has been this way a long time for some voters:
@realDonaldTrump Come on man, I voted for you… don't let me down, I'm starting to regret even voting for you, this isn't what I wanted.
— Rebeccah P. (@rebeccahpierce) January 30, 2017
The irony being, many of the things that are causing this buyer’s remorse were things that Trump actually told us he would do. Like repealing the ACA, of course, the other half of that promise was a lie — that whatever replaced it would be better and, as Bernie Sanders has oft reminded, that he wouldn’t touch Medicare or Medicaid.
And all those facing the loss of healthcare:
@realDonaldTrump I live on $ 941 a month. Without Medicaid I can't financially live. I voted for you & regretting it.
— Meri Ray (@meriapryle) July 5, 2017
They touted him as being “not a politician,” and when we warned them that was not really going to work in the top office of the country, they laughed. They aren’t laughing now:
Being our champion should not mean acting in a fascist manner. I voted for you now I'm ashamed due to your ignorance of basic law.
— Arnold McGall (@amcgall) January 28, 2017
We warned them that he lies, and lies a lot, up to seventy percent of the time, actually. The fact that his lies mean they were taken advantage of, especially the lie of “draining the swamp,” is no longer lost on many Trump voters:
you know you stack your cabinet with everyone rich not a common man among you're an embarrassment I want my vote back
— Roman Pscheidt (@PscheidtRoman) January 30, 2017
How can we believe anything you say. I voted for you and now am sick about that vote. Never again
— Marge Schrempf (@SchrempfMarge) July 9, 2017
Cries that the past administration’s executive orders were illegal (they weren’t) were common from those that would eventually vote for Trump. The whole actually ruling by the stroke of a pen thing that they accused President Barack Obama of doing (a man with far fewer EOs than most presidents), well, yeah:
@realDonaldTrump I voted for you but cannot support a liar. You were suppose to get rid of Obama's illegal Executive Actions
— Glenis Nelson (@FrogNelson) January 30, 2017
And then there are the people that really only heard what they wanted to hear. When Trump was actually telling them that he wanted to largely eliminate the Department of Education, ban Muslims, gut the EPA, befriend and ally with Russia, posture up at China, all they heard was “great,” “jobs,” and “boost economy,” oops:
I voted for you. You're embarrassing. Stick to jobs, trade, small business and boosting economy. Enough!
— Tressa Mattingly (@tressairis) January 29, 2017
What is becoming crystal clear to many is the dictatorial nature of many of his decisions and actions. While it would have been better for the world if they had paid attention to who he is in the first place, at least it will make it easier for some of them to accept it when he has to be impeached:
I'm starting to regret voting for you…. I didn't realize you were going to turn into a 4 year old fighting in the sandbox over a cheap toy
— Scott שאול בן ישוע (@SGrayban) July 1, 2017
All in all, so many Americans who voted for Trump are regretting their decision out loud that it breeds a little hope that they will vote with sanity in 2018 and 2020, to put some balance in the Congress and sanity back into the White House. We can hope, anyway.
However, the most important thing is that anyone with a brain and a heart get their behinds to the voting booth and do the right thing. Donald Trump is an utter disaster for this nation if we don’t get more liberals in Congress in 2018.
Want to do something to make change faster? Call your representatives in Congress today and tell them to stand up against Trump:
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