Just some guy in the United States of America who loves his family and his country. I love white, black and brown people. Oh, especially purple, yellow and green people! I like good cops and wish I had what it takes to be a soldier fighting for our freedoms. Much respect to them.
I voted for Trump in 2016. I don't think he's a racist, because I don't watch TV (I especially don't watch the news!) I like to get my information from sources that are trustworthy, and I form my own opinions from the facts.
During the 2016 election season, I actually watched the debates, Republican and Democrat. I watched live feeds without commentary. I also spent a lot of time watching rallies. True, I watch far more Trump rallies than any other candidate, but I did watch Clinton and Sanders rallies. (I couldn't stand Bernie, and Hillary's weekly rally rarely lasted more than 20 minutes, so it was easy to fit into my schedule).
So that's why I voted for Trump. I actually did my own research instead of letting a news company form my opinion for me. Even better than research, I watched as much of each candidate as I could. I wanted to hear directly from their mouths what they stood for and what they wanted to do to help America. I never met any of the candidates in person, but I tried to get a sense of what was in their hearts. Their policies were important, true, but I wanted to know if they were honest. I think most of us are pretty good judges of character, if we keep an open mind.
If I had done any less than fully immersing myself in the election, I wouldn't have voted. An uneducated vote is worse than no vote, in my opinion (despite what those fashionable famous people try to tell me in their YouTube PSAs).
Watching TV news, or reading your favorite website does NOT count as being an educated voter. Every media outlet has a bias. Some are biased against your beliefs, and some are biased towards your beliefs. We naturally gravitate to those who reinforce our existing beliefs, and ignore those that say things we don't like.
Some of us even like to name call and become violent with people who don't agree with us. They are not warriors. They are not patriots. They are not morally superior to others.
They're just confused, ignorant of the facts, and have let other people run their lives by forming opinions.
I try not to get worked up and emotional, because that's exactly what the media and many politicians want us to do. It's also hard to have rational, adult conversations with my fellow Americans when one or more of us is yelling and acting stupid.
Talking louder than someone else does NOT mean you're right. (Usually the opposite.)
I will trust you, until you give me a reason not to.
Don't give me a reason not to.
I hope that Trump can "Make America Great Again". Even better, I hope ALL Americans can come together, peacefully, and make America greater than ever before. Let's drop the Ds and Rs on our voter registration cards. Let's drop the labels we so love to apply to other people.
Let's get to work. Let's be good people. Let's teach our children right and wrong. Let's do this!