If one of your friends were a Trump supporter, would you end that friendship?

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  1. profile image0
    LoliHeyposted 2 years ago

    If one of your friends were a Trump supporter, would you end that friendship?

    One day I brought up politics with a friend and didn't say who I supported.  She made it clear that our friendship is over if I am in favor of Trump.  Other Facebook friends say that they will unfriend you immediately if you like Trump.  Would you go so far as to unfriend someone (in real life) if they supported someone you hated?

  2. Aime F profile image83
    Aime Fposted 2 years ago

    One of my good friends is very pro-Trump and while I think he's totally lost his mind because it's SO out of character for him, no - I wouldn't end our friendship over it.  I've had people cut me out due to politics or opinions on controversial topics and I don't really get it.  Obviously we have much more in common and have established a good relationship based on other things, so why do one or two differing opinions override all the rest of it?

    I figure ultimately they did me a favour, though, because do I really want to be friends with someone who cuts theirs out so easily?  Probably not.

  3. FatFreddysCat profile image97
    FatFreddysCatposted 2 years ago

    My brother has been saying he's going to vote for Trump on his Facebook page, but I'm still not sure if he's being serious or if he's just trying to get a rise out of some of the dummies he's friends with on FB. Either way, it's funny.
    If he does vote for Trump it won't affect my relationship with him. We've been on opposite sides of the political fence for years and years now. We simply don't talk about politics. We'd rather talk about movies, heavy metal music and comic books - you know, the important stuff. smile

  4. lions44 profile image98
    lions44posted 2 years ago

    Great question. 
    No one should ever drop a friend or be unfriendly to someone else because of different political beliefs.  Engage in conversation or skip the subject, but please don't let that be a deciding factor.  I was called "milquetoast" the other day by a Cruz supporter because of my Kasich support. But he's not a bad guy, just angry. And maybe he has a right to be.  Although as a GOP voter for almost 30 years, I think he should dial it back a bit. 

    Note, there are couple of topics in which I might break off a friendship :  Those who believe in 9/11 and Newtown conspiracies, as well as those who blame 9/11 on the U.S.  Don't know a lot of those folks, so it may never come up.

  5. tamarawilhite profile image92
    tamarawilhiteposted 2 years ago

    No, but I do find it offensive that liberals have said get in their faces, argue and advocate left wing politics over holiday dinner, challenge people in the restaurants and store and threaten and yell at them to try to convince them we're right.

    1. Aime F profile image83
      Aime Fposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      I don't think it's only liberals guilty of those things...

    2. tamarawilhite profile image92
      tamarawilhiteposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Obama and Democrats are telling college students and followers to get in the face and yell at people - conservatives aren't.

    3. Aime F profile image83
      Aime Fposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Probably because they don't need anyone to tell them to do it, it's just a natural instinct for them.  wink

    4. Sherry Hewins profile image96
      Sherry Hewinsposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      I know quite a few die-hard Republicans who can be depended upon to spout off at just about any occasion.

      I'm not sure when/where Obama said what you are referring to.

  6. gmwilliams profile image81
    gmwilliamsposted 2 years ago

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    An emphatic no.  Anyone who would drop a friend based upon his/her beliefs, religion, political affiliation, &/or who h/she would vote for is not a true friend but a conditional friend.  A conditional friend is not a friend at all. H/she only wants a person who is a replica or reflection of him/her, not a person who is a true individual.  A person has the right to vote from who he/she wants & believes in.  The friend has no right to dictate who another person should vote for, that constitutes immature behavior.

  7. fpherj48 profile image79
    fpherj48posted 2 years ago

    Just the few comments so far appear to all be in agreement of the absolute foolishness of allowing political beliefs/positions to come between a friendship.  In any given group of people there are bound to be righties, lefties, independents and those who don't even vote.
    In one family, members can be all over the place and very different from one another.

    Never would I even entertain the ludicrous thought of letting political gaps destroy or even negatively affect a relationship I have with someone special to me.  Frankly, I would lose a great deal of respect for anyone who took this issue to such lengths.

    This goes the same for most any differing opinions on a majority of issues, to include Faith/Religion, child-rearing and Education.
    I will add here that should the "other" person in a friendship find it necessary to push, pull, prod, preach, pry & punish, based on my thoughts differing from theirs, I would have to take a good look at the friendship while I avoid that person as much as possible.

    The acceptance, understanding and respect must be mutual to be valued.

  8. Oztinato profile image53
    Oztinatoposted 2 years ago

    Yes I would definitely end that friendship, burn any objects that this friend touched and sprinkle the house with holy water. Maybe string lots of garlic around the doorways and windows as well.

    1. gmwilliams profile image81
      gmwilliamsposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      YOU'RE SO CUTE.............

  9. bradmasterOCcal profile image37
    bradmasterOCcalposted 2 years ago

    Lolita
    Are you sure they are in the category of Friends?
    I guess that is why we were told never to discuss, Sex, Religion or Politics.

    I would rather have a discussion on why they support or don't support someone. So the answer would be what is the real basis of that friendship?
    If that is the only link then I guess that could end a friendship. But, it was probably not a solid friendship in the first place. It sounds like a Facebook or Twitter friend.

  10. lisavollrath profile image96
    lisavollrathposted 2 years ago

    One of my friends, and at least one of her kids, is a Trump supporter. I've unfollowed their posts on Facebook (but not unfriended them) until the election is over---and when we see each other, we don't talk about politics, which is why we've been friends for so long, despite our very different views.

  11. LoisRyan13903 profile image80
    LoisRyan13903posted 2 years ago

    No, because I have family who is in favor of Trump.  I might unfriend people on FaceBook though if they make a bunch of hate-speech.  I did have to do this with a few people who kept posting negative things about Barack Obama.

  12. Sherry Hewins profile image96
    Sherry Hewinsposted 2 years ago

    If I ended friendships over politics I would not have very many friends. No, I might question their sanity, but I would not end the friendship.

 
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