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"I joined this group with a genuine open mind having met political opposites before, finding more…

"I joined this group with a genuine open mind having met political opposites before, finding more common ground than I might expect and forming long lasting friendships despite ideological differences. Any surprise I did experience pointed in the wrong direction as it seems things are worse than I thought. I wrote earlier that I used to think that trump supporters were “backward, inward looking, and racist”. Were I to re-evaluate my views of Trump supporters based on the time I’ve spent in the group, the only thing that would change would be the addition of deluded and vindictive to that list."

I’m a Lefty and I Joined a Trump Supporters Facebook Group: Here’s what I learned

by: Blakeley Nixon

I, like many people in the modern world, get most of my news from social media. Twitter and Facebook keep me informed, help form my opinions, reinforce deeply held beliefs and, on a few occasion, rid…

It was interesting to read that one of the first rules of the group was to not post anything perceived as racist or homophobic. If the creator of the group had actually held the members to that rule, then Trump voters would not be seen by the left (and the general populace) as close-minded and just plain mean.

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