As GOP presidential candidate arrived at his polling place in Manhattan, PS 59, the reception he faced was not kind. A CNN reporter named Noah Gray tweeted video of Trump’s arrival at the New York City school where Trump voted.
Scene outside PS 59 as Donald Trump arrives to vote for himself for the second time ever pic.twitter.com/u2ut5yjDss
— Noah Gray (@NoahGrayCNN) November 8, 2016
A few cheers could be heard from the crowd, but most of those waiting in line to vote booed the businessman-turned-politician when he paused to wave at them.
It is not at all difficult to understand why the majority of voters may feel some animosity for Donald Trump. After all, when your entire game plan for your campaign is to isolate and demonize large and various groups of people, there aren’t many left to support you later.
— Michael Biesecker (@mbieseck) November 7, 2016
Trump began his campaign on June 16, 2015 by insulting Latino immigrants everywhere.
‘When Mexico sends its people, they’re not sending their best. They’re not sending you. They’re not sending you. They’re sending people that have lots of problems, and they’re bringing those problems with us. They’re bringing drugs. They’re bringing crime. They’re rapists. And some, I assume, are good people.’
He graduated from Latinos to veterans, from veterans to Muslims, from Muslims to women, from women to African-Americans in inner cities, from African-Americans in inner cities to journalists, from journalists to…well, pretty much everyone who isn’t a white, male, middle-to-upper class Christian. What he found at the end of his quest to alienate all the groups of folks his supporters don’t like was a very small and deplorable crowd of supporters left to cheer him on.
He’s got the KKK vote, though. He can always cling to that.
No, it isn’t surprising that Donald Trump is booed in public. What’s surprising is that there’s anyone left that he either hasn’t insulted or who just doesn’t care when he insults them.
If it weren’t for the batch of deplorable, validated racists, sexists, and misogynists Trump will be leaving behind, he would fade away into a social pariah-like obscurity on Nov. 9. Unfortunately, those supporters will be left to plague those of who sincerely want to move on and heal from the ugliness after this election.
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