I was a Trump Supporter because I held real republican values — and I still do — real Republicans believe in a prohibitive military, market solutions, and social programs that work.
The current GOP believes in none of that. They want us to be ready for war, not to be prepared for peace. They want the big banks and private equity firms to control it all, and most importantly of all, to be a Republican, you have to think that poor people are getting a sweet ride.
Oh, and be Homophobic.
I was a Trump Supporter because back in 2015–16 I was kind of naive and thought that the GOP still represented my values, I had a MAGA hat, a sticker on my laptop, the whole nine yards. But I never felt excited to support Donald Trump, I always felt like it was something I was forced to do — the same goes for most general election only Clinton supporters — around election time in 2016, I knew he wasn’t the one.
I continued to label myself a Republican and try to defend the president through the first part of 2017, but it was hard. Really hard. The way he behaved, the way he turned patriotism into white-nationalism really got to me. I have always been one of the most patriotic people, most people I know will tell you that as well, I have 7 American flags in my room, I am obsessed with our history and will make every effort to be overly American. But, that all came to a halt when the American flag was used in Charlottesville, and the president called white-nationalists “fine people.”
After the Charlottesville attacks I immediately disconnected myself from the GOP and the Trump Campaign. I was disgusted, revolted, and more shaken up than I had ever been. The Office of the President of the United States of America was being used as a podium for white supremacy, sexism, xenophobia, anti-Semitism, and religious persecution. Through the rest of 2017 and the beginning of 2018 I kept up with the worsening condition of the nation at the hands of the President.
After midterms the 2020 discussion began, we knew who would represent us for that election and we began to know who was running. On December 31, 2018 at 7:43 AM United States Senator from Massachusetts Elizabeth Warren announced an Exploratory Committee for President of the United States.
I had always been fascinated by Elizabeth Warren, and especially her time spent in public education. So, at 9:55 AM on December 31, 2018 I posted a tweet saying
“@EWarren I like the ring of ‘President Elizabeth Warren’”
I knew from that moment that she was what America needed. I was not at all confident she would win just because of who was rumored to run and because of who was running, but you bet with everything I’ve got that I have fought for Elizabeth Warren. And that work is paying off, I can confidently say that she may very well be the next President of the United States of America.
Elizabeth is running not off clout (Joe Biden), or money (John Delaney), or out of delusion (Beto O’rourke). She is running off of decades of experience as a public school teacher, a lawyer, a professor, a senator, and someone who put Wall Street in their place. She is also running off of a platform of knowing what she is doing, she has released over 20 structured plans detailing her position and goals, with a big focus on climate change and whipping Wall Street into place again.
I am all in for Warren. It’s time for Big Structural Change.