A group of Trump loving Californians has set up a “safe space” for themselves where they are free to discuss their adoration for the narcissistic loudmouth without fear of ridicule from those who haven’t jumped on the bigoted Trump Train.
For the past several months, Tracey Lindsey has been organizing which she calls “a safe space” for Trump supporters to get together and talk about the presumptive Republican nominee. Lindsay told San Francisco-based public radio station KALW that she has been picked on because of her Trump bumper sticker.
We’ve had people, I don’t know if I can say this on the radio, say ‘fuck you,’” she says. “They put dog poop in bags, next to the windshield wiper near the bumper sticker.
And apparently she isn’t the only Californian who is afraid to come out as a Trump fan in public. Which is kind of ironic when you think about Trump’s call for Americans to abandon political correctness and say whatever the hell happens to come to mind.
Mark Barnes, another Bay Area Trump lover says supporting the bombastic billionaire in the Golden State can be lonely. “I kind of feel all alone, as a matter a fact,” Barnes lamented. Even though he is afraid to come out of the political closet, he says one of the things he likes most about Trump is his willingness to attack people without caring about offending anyone.
I’m more independent and conservative and I’m my own person,” he explains. “That’s one of the things I like about Trump. I see myself in him, to be willing to say things, maybe be provocative.
A woman named Rachel, who did not want her last name to be used, says she is afraid to publicly admit to supporting Trump as well. “I am this American who pays my taxes, but I’m afraid to have a Trump sticker. I’m afraid to say my name,” she says. Rachel says she disagrees with the way Trump talks but plans to vote for him anyway. She is sure that deep down Trump really isn’t an asshole after all.
He actually is a nice person but, I don’t know why he says some stupid things, I don’t know.
The “safe space” comes just a few months after a hotline was set up to offer guidance and counseling to butthurt Trump supporters. William Daniel Johnson launched a Trump Harassment Hotline to “help those who are attacked physically and verbally for supporting Trump.” Johnson also happens to be a prominent white nationalist.
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