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flibbitygiblets

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July 13, 2020

Just spoke to another Trumphumper who won't be voting in November

Here's another anecdotal story of a formerly rabid trump supporter who's planning to stay home this voting cycle.

The guy, whose actual name is White, is childhood friend of my spouse. (They grew up in an entirely white, conservative, private community in the northeast. My spouse is one of the few liberals from that area.) In 2016, Mr. White was completely over-the-the top about trump. Literally every social media exchange from him ended with "Trump 2016!". Over the past 4 years, this public cheerleading has steadily ratcheted down.

Yesterday the two old friends spoke on the phone for over an hour. White's words were heartening: "Trump is a liar, everybody knows it", he said. He lamented that "all politicians are the same", and that he'd hoped that as an "outsider", trump would be different.

Now, stopping short of calling trump out for being the corrupt monster that he is, it was clear that he's disappointed in his former champion's performance. When asked how he'd vote in November, he replied "I guess I'll probably just skip the elections this time".

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