White Suburban Woman writes: “support for this President often results in assumptions, accusations and potential harm”
As a white suburban mother of three who lives in the suburbs of western Pennsylvania, I am very aware that Donald Trump is not perceived to be popular with women like me. I voted for Trump in 2016, despite being unimpressed with his rhetoric and unpolished nature. Of course I had concerns about his personal ethics, but I decided to take a chance on the impressive people with whom he surrounded himself. Also I wanted to avoid a Hillary Clinton presidency.
Almost four years later, I am basing my decision to vote for Trump based on his performance as President. Although at times his communication style annoys me, I choose instead to focus upon his accomplishments. Under President Trump, I believe that our country is safer, more prosperous, internationally respected and better aligned with my personal values. But my more typical outward, vocal backing for Trump — and indeed most Republicans — has grown understated over the past year. I feel like bold support of this President often results in assumptions, accusations and potential harm.