The approval numbers for Donald Trump are plunging, according to recent polling. One of those polls, from Gallup, shows the president’s approval rating at a dismal 37 percent, the lowest approval rating received by a sitting president in his first 60 days ever recorded.
While Trump may hold others responsible for the rise in his unpopularity – from the media to former President Obama — it’s his own supporters who are to blame. Whether it’s the likelihood of losing their healthcare, not getting the jobs promised or watching the swamp get filled, not drained with the very people the president said he’d get rid of in government, Trump voters are finally realizing they got scammed.
As Deadstate reports, one viral photo of regretful Trump voter is inspiring a surprisingly compassionate discussion.
It’s no secret that the many poor, rural Americans who voted for Trump acted against their best interests. Trump’s policies offer a vast tax break to the wealthy, attack the social safety net and programs relied on by the poor and elderly, and threaten to strip 24 million Americans of their access to health insurance. All of this could have been foreseen with a little research and mindfulness, yet Trump’s confidence, deceitful rhetoric, and appeal to the insecurities of his base managed to fool just enough voters.
Now, just weeks after the House GOP introduced their disastrous healthcare bill, a photo of a man named James Walker (wearing his “Make America Great Again” cap and wielding a sign that says “I’VE MADE A HUGE MISTAKE”) is going viral on Twitter. Walker told The Guardian’s David Smith, “This is the first step: showing up and being honest.”
Trump voter James Walker, 31, from Nashville, says: "This is the first step: showing up and being honest." pic.twitter.com/kP1vLUHxNl
— David Smith (@SmithInAmerica) March 15, 2017
Like Walker, many Trump voters are beginning to see exactly what a huge mistake they made in the first place.
If only they would have listened to all the rest of us.
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