My Thoughts

A Recent Conversation

FRIEND: So...I'll probably regret this...because I have every single time I've asked a Republican and/or Trump supporter this question...but you and I have been friends for a long time and I've always respected please, tell me why and how you can support the current president and/or administration.

ME: He's an arrogant asshole from a personality standpoint.... typical New Yorker. But... before Covid-19 (which NO ONE could have predicted)
*Economic growth last quarter hit 4.2 percent.
*New unemployment claims recently hit a 49-year low.
*African-American unemployment has recently achieved the lowest rate ever recorded.
*Hispanic-American unemployment is at the lowest rate ever recorded.
*Asian-American unemployment recently achieved the lowest rate ever recorded.
*Women’s unemployment recently reached the lowest rate in 65 years.
*Moved U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem
*Brokered the deal in the Middle East that has never been thought possibl

FRIEND: And it doesn't bother you as a husband and a father with a daughter that if he and his ilk have their way they'll strip women of as many rights as they can? You're okay with his obvious racism and hate mongering? And as far as predicting the pandemic ni...but he new and he lied to us and has continued to put the American people at risk by constantly denying scientific fact and the advice of medical experts?
Just to be clear...I'm not spoiling for a fight...I'm exhausted and scared for the future and I truly don't understand how we got here. And..thank you for responding with "facts" and reason and not attacking me for asking a question. This is literally the first time in four years that that has happened.

ME: The bottom line is simple and people that don't like him can't see it. If you quit shooting at him, he'll stop shooting back. Pandemic... personally I think he (or anyone in leadership) would not want to induce absolute panic. Biden called him a xenophobe for banning flights from China in either Feb or March, whenever it was. My personal opinion is he is NOT a politician and is a wake-up call. Ross Perot had good ideas when he ran but was too quirky to ever win. I never watched Trump's TV show and thought he was a jerk but he looks at business first. I don't know of any president, in my lifetime since Eisenhower, that had the guts to stand up to any foreign country. Again, just my opinion, but he upset the apple cart and exposed the status quo. When Obama said that 1% economic growth was the 'new norm' I was pissed! I think we're better than that and was tired of the US defending other countries for free. Bottom line, he's a jerk, but I don't think he's racist (look at Hershel Walker, Don King, and others) I'm afraid what would happen if we become a socialist country. I won't live to see it but my daughter will and it's difficult to support someone who supports a view that if I you make $75K a year and I make $25k a year, you have to give me $25K so we both make $50k. I could go on but I'm tired and have to work in the morning. Love you!

FRIEND: Love you too...