Try as I may, I just can’t grasp it. I like to think of myself as an empathetic person, yet it still eludes me.
But then again, I am a city dweller and tend toward the liberal when it come to most things social and political. That said, on fiscal matters, I’m more conservative.
Still, I just don’t get it. Especially when it comes to females, Latinos, blacks, Asians, and anyone with a even half a brain.
I’m a white male, and I somewhat understand the what many white males, particularly those without college degrees, with blue collar jobs, and who live in more rural areas, might feel.
But given the misogyny, how can so many white women stand behind the guy? Given his racism, how can any African Americans, male or female, still be in his camp?
Given his xenophobia, how can any Latino, Asian, or anyone who is a recent descendant of an immigrant, think he’s their guy?
But his support by one group of people is something I grasp least of all. Evangelicals are supposed to be committed to the Christian gospel message that Jesus Christ is the savior of humanity. They believe in the authority of the Bible as God’s revelation to humanity, and in spreading the Christian message.
So can someone please explain to me, then, why eight out of ten Evangelicals support Donald Trump? He is probably the most irreligious president this country has ever had. He’s a philanderer who openly admitted to moving on another man’s wife “like a bitch.” He’s been unfaithful to every one of his three wives. He’s probably never read the Bible (or the Constitution), and he has never even wondered “what would Jesus do?”
I just can’t grasp how forty percent of Americans buy this man’s bullshit.
Written for today’s one-word prompt, “grasp.”