In what is increasingly becoming a problem for our national identity, self-avowed Trump supporters are outright refusing to assimilate into America’s culture of tolerance and diversity, and, instead, are choosing to keep to their traditional, insular cultural customs of radicalism, racism, sexism, ignorance, and selfishness.
“I don’t want to say ‘these people,’” explained local resident Mark Trail, 49, “but I can’t help but notice that Trump supporters are not sharing our American values. They yell at Hispanics in grocery stores and on the street, their number of hate crimes are on the rise, they’re stockpiling arms to prepare for another potential civil war, and they have hate in their heart for us. They just don’t want some of the same things that real Americans want. Instead, they want a wall, draconian immigration policies, and jailed journalists. I hesitate to say that Trump supporters aren’t welcome here, but I wish they would adapt more to our culture. If they’re going to live here, they could try to be a little more like us, right? Maybe adopt more of our morals like equality and tolerance? I’m worried that, if they keep growing in numbers, it won’t be long before I don’t even recognize America anymore.”
Others expressed discomfort with Trump supporters’ clothing customs.
“Those bright red hats just make me worry every time I see one,” said Sarah Heller, 55. “It’s like, are they going to commit a hate crime or a domestic terror attack right in front of me? Am I in danger? I don’t understand why they would cover themselves that way, with that kind of oppressive symbolism. It just seems so fundamentalist to display in public like they do. Do they have to throw their unAmerican customs in my face?”
Trump supporters’ lack of love for democracy is also a big concern for Americans.
“From the way they view the world, I can tell they don’t care much for democracy,” worried Hank Banderhoff, 31. “Maybe it’s a cultural difference, but they don’t seem to respect our American institutions. I don’t think they understand our Constitution and laws, and I don’t believe they have taken the time to learn about our great country. I try to keep an open mind, but it’s very obvious they’re not quite fitting in. I know America is a great melting pot, but they might just be too different to blend with us.”
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