Did you vote for Trump? It’s none of my business really, but if you did, you should be prepared to lose a friend…or, keep your mouth shut.
According to The Hill, “almost half of liberal-leaning Democrats said that a friendship would be strained if they found out their friend had voted for President Trump.”
The survey, released Thursday, found that 47 percent of liberal Democrats said their relationships would be strained if they found out a friend backed Trump.
Comparatively, only 25 percent of conservative and moderate Democrats said a friend backing Trump would hurt their friendship. The poll also found that Democrats with higher education levels were more likely to say their friendships would be strained by a Trump-supporting friend.
Fifty-nine percent of Americans said it is “stressful and frustrating” to talk with those who have a different opinion about Trump. Nearly 70 percent of Democrats and Democratic-leaning voters said so, while 52 percent of Republicans and Republican-leaning respondents agreed.
Not surprisingly, liberal Democrats get angry over everything. So, it isn’t shocking they would end a friendship over a vote.
What isn’t surprising, however, is that “voting for Hillary Clinton was far less likely to impact a friendship.” Why? Because Republicans aren’t crazy.
They don’t take everything so dang personally and cry in the corner when their feelings are hurt.
Now, of course, if this sort of study came out 4 or 8 years ago, and it was reported that Republicans’ friendships would be strained if they found out their friend voted for Barack Obama, Republicans would immediately be labeled as racists.
But it seems to be no problem at all that Democrats take issue with Trump voters, and would be willing to end a friendship over that.
I say–let them end it. Who wants to be friends with those snowflakes anyways?