convicted felon: Ex-Trump voters on why we can't survive 4 more years

‘Not-yet convicted felon’: 10 ex-Trump voters on why we can’t survive 4 more years of him

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Joe Biden’s campaign outraised Trump by $150 million in August. And that’s far from a coincidence.

It’s because people have had enough of the impeached president.

Just when his disastrous handling of the coronavirus, the civil unrest, and his blatant disrespect for the military was catching on, legendary Watergate journalist Bob Woodward dropped startling bombshells about 45 β€” Trump knew that coronavirus was “deadly stuff,” yet lied to the American people about it β€” repeatedly.

Even those who voted for Trump in 2016 are rejecting his leadership like never before. Why? The reasons are aplenty according to video testimonials from Republican Voters Against Trump.

Here are 10 reasons why lifelong Republicans are turning their back on Trump and his cult.

‘Silver spooned, draft dodger’

Max from South Carolina introduces himself as a Christian and a Republican who has never voted a Democrat in his life. He never planned on it. But this November, he’ll be voting for Joe Biden, not for the “Trump party.”

“My question is, how did this New York City, silver-spooned, reality TV, real estate grifter become the voice of the Republican party?” he asks.

What’s especially insulting to the youngster whose family has been submariners and fighter pilots is the fact that the GOP is now beholden to Trump, who “used bone spurs to dodge the draft and then comes out insulting our POWs for getting captured.”

Vote for the country over party, rather than a “crazy guy” who brags about passing a dementia screener, says Max.

‘Belly button lint has more morality than Donald Trump’

A lifelong Republican, Ben from Los Angeles has always been involved in politics β€” including interning for the oversight committee in the US House of Representatives where he was involved in investigating any wrongdoings in the Obama administration.

And he says Donald Trump is actually corrupt.

Aside from promoting his business while in the Oval Office, actively seeking foreign assistance for his reelection bid, and bringing about the rebirth of the White supremacist movement, Ben thinks the founding fathers would definitely disapprove of Trump’s behavior.

“There’s more moral fiber in belly button lint than there is in Donald Trump,” he says.

‘He is the scum at the bottom of the swamp’

Another staunch Republican began her testimonial with an apology to the whole world for supporting Trump in 2016.

Her first straw was Trump’s delusions and deflections about coronavirus. The final one was Trump’s complete non-reaction to Americans screaming for justice for George Floyd and gassing peaceful protesters.

“I think back to 2016 and he ran on ‘drain the swamp.’ He is the swamp. He’s worse than the swamp. He is the scum at the bottom of the swamp. We cannot give this man another four years. He will destroy this country,” she says, urging “for the love of all Americans” to put country over party.

 

Calling Nazis ‘very fine people’

David from Texas is a former Republican and 2016-Trump voter. “I wasn’t proud of it then. I’m not proud of it now,” he says.

Aside from the fact that Trump treats people and allies like “absolute garbage”, “kisses the feet of our adversaries, has led our economy to go to absolute cr*p, has responded very poorly to this pandemic, and treated BLM protestors as if they were thugs,” what doesn’t sit well with David, who calls himself a “proud Jew” is that Trump actually called Nazis “very fine people.”

Yikes.

‘Trump, you’re fired…by vote’

Paul Beloud from Phoenix, Arizona voted for Trump in 2016 because he thought the country needed a change in direction β€” that a “businessman would be better than a politician.”

He now has an idea for an electronic billboard sign and a savage message for Trump at that:

“My billboard sign would read “Trump, you’re fired…by vote. I think that would draw a lot of attention because those words fired and by vote really mean a lot to a lot of people,” he says.

‘We the people’ not, ‘I the president’

Dave from Atlanta has been a Republican voter for over 30 years. In fact, he voted for Trump and hasn’t stopped apologizing since because he believes that voting for him not only hurt people but literally killed them.

He notes that Trump has been centralizing power in the office of the president and that he has been using the presidency for either personal gain or some sort of status:

‘My issue with this current president is that our Constitution starts off by saying ‘we the people’ not, ‘I the president’… He’s supposed to be a servant of the people, but yet, all in all, he wants the people to serve him and only hear his doctrine.

We are not that as a nation. We are a collection of ideas.

We may disagree, but we do civilly.’

‘Not-yet convicted felon’

Mike from New Hampshire, former personnel in the United States Coast Guard voted for Trump in 2016. And he can’t tolerate 45’s disrespect for the military.

“He’s a bully and both a physical and a moral coward. His lack of understanding of the United States Constitution is a disgrace,” says Mike.

But what finally got him to jump the Trump ship? He read the entire redacted Mueller report cover-to-cover and is convinced that Trump committed close to 20 federal felonies.

“I cannot obey or support continuation in office of a not yet convicted felon. I do wish Mr. Trump continued good health so that he can stand trial and serve time after conviction in 2022 or 2023.

Don’t pardon them, Joe,” he concludes.

‘Behavior of dictators’

Mike from St. Louis, Missouri, regrets voting for Trump in 2016.

The life of 170,000 Americans dead from Trump’s coronavirus inaction, the plunging economy, and millions of jobless people, all weigh heavy on his conscience.

But Trump’s deliberate strategy to dismantle the U.S. postal system is “an effort to disenfranchise voters, to discourage people from voting, and to downright rig the election in 2020Β is the behavior of dictators and despots, not US presidents,” says Mike.

‘I remembered my Mexican grandmother…’

In 2016, Robert from Ohio led a group and went door-to-door to ask people to vote for Trump. He then remembered his Mexican grandmother and what Trump had said about Mexico and Mexicans (he called them “drug dealers, criminals, and rapists.”)

“I know I have to vote against him. And I have to vote for somebody who will actually make an effort to unite the country, not further divide us,” says Robert who thinks Biden is the man for the job, and someone who’ll bring “dignity back to the presidency.”

‘We were not suckers or losers’

Bill from Centennial, Colorado is a 75-year-old retired physician and considers himself to be the “base of the Republican party.”

His grandparents were immigrants and he admits that he is the realization of their American dream. And to give back to the country what it gave to them, his family volunteered for service β€” army, navy, and in the airforce, and they all knew heroes, not “suckers or losers.”

But he’s about to take his duty of defending the Constitution seriously.

“In Donald Trump’s eyes, I may just be a loser, a sucker, human scum, but I will do everything I can to ensure that in November he becomes what he most fears and despises: a humiliated loser,” he says.

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