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originally posted by: dovdov
a reply to: matafuchs
nothing more than fodder for the MSM to say that the country hates him. It does not. A small fraction does. Most voted, are over it, and are moving on
Not correct. The data shows that Trump won not due to a silent majority, but due to voter apathy. Most people hated both candidates and neither candidate would ever be able to claim they had a mandate. Trump has no mandate, and the country is not just "moving on". Trump won with only 27% national support. In state after state his level of support was far lower than any previous election for the person who won it. There is an intense level of fear moving over the country. I can understand that Trump supporters want to celebrate their day, but it's important to remember that a President is supposed to serve the interests of the entire country, not just the 27% that supported him. The other 73% need representation too, and most of us who did not support him are scared #less that this man is about to gain power, destroy our Constitution, eliminate human rights, destroy all social programs, and continue to funnel wealth into the hands of the already wealthy while the rest of us die in the gutter. Maybe to you those fears seem baseless, but that is irrelevant. What is relevant is that the majority of the country are scared, worried, and fearful. It's the PERCEPTION that matters, because that perception is what is motivating people to act certain ways. In order for that fear to be removed Trump needs to address those fears directly. He needs to reassure the other 73% that he's not going to turn this nation into Nazi Germany. He needs to be explicit and sensitive to the concerns of the majority of the people rather than laboring under the serious misapprehension that he has the majority of the country behind him because he does not.