I voted for Trump before but I will not do it again because he is too polarizing. The political parties were already polarized before him, but I believe a lot of his rhetoric made the political atmosphere even more polarized and inflammatory. Other than that, I agreed with a lot of his policies and I like his energy. I used to ignore his rhetoric by just focusing on his policies. I won't do that this time.
The polarization of the United States is getting dangerous.
I sat in a bar with a Vietnam veteran who told me John McCain was a collaborator in Vietnam, was a traitor, and was pardoned in a group by Nixon.
The veteran I sat with has earned the opportunity to say anything he wants to say.
But I think he’s missing an opportunity. Meaning, I think he would like the real story of John McCain if he knew it.
Yes, John broke down under torture, as many POWs did. But then the next day he’d go back to fight again. That’s the part of the story I think he would like.
The rest is just a crock of shit spread by Internet warriors who want to run scorched earth on anyone who opposes Trump. The fact that they’ll so easily slander a POW shows the lack of maturity on the part of many Trumpists.
I told him this story was probably spread by a guy sitting in his underwear behind his computer in his mom’s basement.
The fact that I said it briefly and respectfully — and he knew that I respect him, I hope — maybe makes a difference.