How do you piss off a Trump supporter? Simple: you state the facts.
In fact, that’s exactly what the CEO of a San Francisco advertising company, Melinda Byerley, took to Twitter to do.
Byerley called the Midwest a “sh*thole with stupid people,” and now Trump supporters are completely losing their minds.
As a woman with substantial business experience, Byerley believes that the reason why midwestern states are facing economic issues and a lack of job prospects has nothing to do with the tax rate, but rather the lack of infrastructure combined with bigoted attitudes that prevent companies from choosing to create jobs in those areas.
Without mincing words, Byerley served up the cold, hard truth, something Trump supporters are likely unfamiliar with, given the fact that their leader is an orange-skinned pathological liar.
‘One thing middle america could do is to realize that no educated person wants to live in a shithole with stupid people. Especially violent, racist, and/or misogynistic ones.’
Byerley’s advice to these folks?
‘So if you want jobs, clean up your act and make your town a place that people like us want to live in. Add fiber internet. Make it a point to elect a progressive city council and commit to not being bigots.’
But Byerley doesn’t have some vendetta out for Midwesterners, by any means. In fact, the San Francisco CEO admitted that a rural lifestyle is something many people aspire to, just not at the cost of living among some of America’s most intolerant citizens.
Speaking on behalf of CEO’s such as herself, Byerley added:
‘We especially don’t want to live in states where the majority of residents are still voting for things that are against their own interests just because they don’t want brown people to thrive.’
Sure, Byerley’s statements have a lot of truth to them, but let’s not forget that blatant stereotyping and black/white categorizing of individuals can be harmful. Not all Midwesterners are bigoted in the ways Byerley’s comments might convey, and social media users definitely jumped on her back to point out that fact:
— Ed Krayewski (@edkrayewski) January 8, 2017
— Ben Norton (@BenjaminNorton) January 9, 2017
Some responses, however, didn’t necessarily prove her wrong:
— Jim Bob (@Whyisthat24) January 9, 2017
What do you think? Did she go too far? Are people like Byerley one of the reasons behind Trump’s rise? Let us know in the comments!
Feature Image via Twitter.