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    Why did people vote for Donald Trump?

    So why guys ?

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    Re: Why did people vote for Donald Trump?

    A few reasons.

    He isn't Clinton

    He's nationalistic. (nice way to say racist xenophobe)

    He seems smart and rich to the ignorant and poor.

    His strategists (and Russia also helped, maybe) were great at producing misinformation in vulnerable places.

    Most importantly he knew how to campaign to an electoral college.

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    Re: Why did people vote for Donald Trump?

    Quote Originally Posted by Aidan View Post
    A few reasons.

    He isn't Clinton

    He's nationalistic. (nice way to say racist xenophobe)

    He seems smart and rich to the ignorant and poor.

    His strategists (and Russia also helped, maybe) were great at producing misinformation in vulnerable places.

    Most importantly he knew how to campaign to an electoral college.
    Nationalism doesn’t = Racist.
    Especially in a nation filled with different colors.

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    Re: Why did people vote for Donald Trump?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kayden View Post
    Nationalism doesn’t = Racist.
    Especially in a nation filled with different colors.
    You are right in the grand sense. But in Trump's case he clearly promoted white nationalism. So it does mean xenophobia which at it's core is racist

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    Re: Why did people vote for Donald Trump?

    Quote Originally Posted by Aidan View Post
    You are right in the grand sense. But in Trump's case he clearly promoted white nationalism. So it does mean xenophobia which at it's core is racist
    I would love to hear how he “clearly promoted white nationalism”.
    Xenophobia- an intense or irrational dislike or fear of people from other countries.
    Even though I disagree with the premise that trump ran on a xenophobic platform in the first place, xenophobia isn’t racist by definition.

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    Re: Why did people vote for Donald Trump?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kayden View Post
    I would love to hear how he “clearly promoted white nationalism”.
    Xenophobia- an intense or irrational dislike or fear of people from other countries.
    Even though I disagree with the premise that trump ran on a xenophobic platform in the first place, xenophobia isn’t racist by definition.
    A Muslim terroisim kills 8 people and Trump calls for closed borders.
    A white man kills 30+ people and it's just an unstoppable tragity.
    Trump acts like NFL players taking a knee is disrespectful to the US and the military but Trump also calls soldiers who were POW are losers.
    When white nationalist groups openly riot and say yeah Trump and he says it's all good. But a handful of peaceful black protestors ask for open dialog and all hell rains down.

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    Re: Why did people vote for Donald Trump?

    Quote Originally Posted by Aidan View Post
    A Muslim terroisim kills 8 people and Trump calls for closed borders.
    A white man kills 30+ people and it's just an unstoppable tragity.
    Trump acts like NFL players taking a knee is disrespectful to the US and the military but Trump also calls soldiers who were POW are losers.
    When white nationalist groups openly riot and say yeah Trump and he says it's all good. But a handful of peaceful black protestors ask for open dialog and all hell rains down.
    What’s your point? A muslim extremist comes to this country because of a lottery program and commits an act of terror. We can prevent that from potentially happening again by going off of a merit program. As for the white guy, What can be done about that? He was a US citizen with legally obtained guns... There’s no way to stop that. You don’t think that if for some reason canadians were coming to the US and trying to commit acts of terror that he would advocate for further vetting of them?

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    Re: Why did people vote for Donald Trump?

    Opponent was Hillary Clinton, a very controversial politician.


    He was already a successful businessman, some thought it would translate into political leadership skill.


    Some people appreciated his brashness and directness.


    Media trashed him really hard, some people voted just to protest media manipulation.


    Some people are just hard republican and vote republican all the time.

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    Re: Why did people vote for Donald Trump?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ryder View Post
    Opponent was Hillary Clinton, a very controversial politician.
    Quote Originally Posted by Ryder View Post


    He was already a successful businessman, some thought it would translate into political leadership skill.


    Some people appreciated his brashness and directness.


    Media trashed him really hard, some people voted just to protest media manipulation.


    Some people are just hard republican and vote republican all the time.


    This is probably the most politically neutral way to answer this question.

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    Re: Why did people vote for Donald Trump?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kayden View Post

    This is probably the most politically neutral way to answer this question.
    Yeah, but it's like saying 9/11 happened because planes flew into buildings. It's missing the substance of the situation.

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    Re: Why did people vote for Donald Trump?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ryder View Post
    Yeah, but it's like saying 9/11 happened because planes flew into buildings. It's missing the substance of the situation.

    you're an american all right. if everything isn't radically one way or the other, it's too bland. you're republican as well maybe? maybe not, I may be mistaken, but this answer sounds like a die hard rep would say. Tribalism at it's highest.

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    Re: Why did people vote for Donald Trump?

    He said whatever they wanted to hear and still does. They couldn't care less what he actually does.

    Clinton ran the absolute worst campaign.

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    Re: Why did people vote for Donald Trump?

    Quote Originally Posted by Zander. View Post
    He said whatever they wanted to hear and still does. They couldn't care less what he actually does.

    Clinton ran the absolute worst campaign.
    I wouldn't call her campaign the worst, but it did glaringly ignore a huge chunk of the working class and instead marketed towards the hip and cool teens, who have a historically lower voter turnout than middle aged and elderly people.

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    Re: Why did people vote for Donald Trump?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ryder View Post
    I wouldn't call her campaign the worst, but it did glaringly ignore a huge chunk of the working class and instead marketed towards the hip and cool teens, who have a historically lower voter turnout than middle aged and elderly people.
    Those young people she was targeting were overwhelmingly Sanders supporters so screwing him over only severed to hurt her own base

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    Re: Why did people vote for Donald Trump?

    Quote Originally Posted by Zander. View Post
    Those young people she was targeting were overwhelmingly Sanders supporters so screwing him over only severed to hurt her own base

    totally. What killed it for me was when Clinton said "Pokemon Go to the polls". It felt like a patronizing attempt to win over Bernie's young base, but it came off like one of those cringy videos of teachers who rewrite the lyrics of popular songs to fit a lesson in class, then perform it terribly.

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    Re: Why did people vote for Donald Trump?

    I didn't vote for Hillary because she has zero poltical accomplishments other than getting people killed in Benghazi.

    Originally Posted by nomaxim
    Sorry there ''ohein56', but it appears that 'Joecool44' does not have the position that you envision on this topic.

    'Joecool44' has, as a matter of routine, refuted most of your accusations
    Quote Originally Posted by Jax74 View Post
    Some people have the ability to think critically, some do not. ohein obviously doesn't.

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