Well written. Being from the Bay (and having spent significant time living elsewhere…DC, San Diego, Sacramento), I’ve found that people really do let you know who they are. Political ideologies especially. I wouldn’t prune an existing friend that was a Trump supporter ( we would definitely have a conversation, though. most kept it secret until mid-November), but any new potential friends/acquaintances/love interests that are his supporters are screaming that they feel entitled and that they aren’t happy with the changing hue and culture of our country. They most likely wouldn’t make my list.
While it might be a little easier for me to see them for what they are (the melanin helps), kudos to you for taking a chance and trying to look past your differing views. I chuckled. You tried.