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You voted for Trump because Clinton was going to be in Wall Street’s pocket. Trump wants to repeal Dodd-Frank and eliminate the Fiduciary Rule, letting Wall Street return to its pre-2008 ways.

You voted for Trump because of Clinton’s emails. The Trump administration is running its own private email server.

You voted for Trump because you thought the Clinton Foundation was “pay for play.” Trump has refused to wall off his businesses from his administration, and personally profits from payments from foreign governments.

You voted for Trump because of Clinton’s role in Benghazi. Trump ordered the Yemen raid without adequate intel, and tweeted about “FAKE NEWS” while Americans died as a result of his carelessness.

You voted for Trump because Clinton didn’t care about “the little guy.” Trump’s cabinet is full of billionaires, and he took away your health insurance so he could give them a multi-million-dollar tax break.

You voted for Trump because he was going to build a wall and Mexico was going to pay for it. American consumers will pay for the wall via import tariffs.

You voted for Trump because Clinton was going to get us into a war. Trump has provoked our enemies, alienated our allies, and given ISIS a decade’s worth of recruiting material.

You voted for Trump because Clinton didn’t have the stamina to do the job. Trump hung up on the Australian Prime Minister during a 5pm phone call because “it was at the end of a long day and he was tired and fatigue was setting in.”

You voted for Trump because foreign leaders wouldn’t “respect” Clinton. Foreign leaders, both friendly and hostile, are openly mocking Trump.

You voted for Trump because Clinton lies and “he tells it like it is.” Trump and his administration lie with a regularity and brazenness that can only be described as shocking.

Let’s be honest about what really happened.

The reality is that you voted for Trump because you got conned. Trump is a grifter and the American people were the mark. Now that you know the score, quit insisting the con-man is on your side.

  • DHFabian

    I doubt that many of those reasons went into the choice to vote for Trump. I think those votes were driven by the longing to return to the era of male working/middle class domination. Trump marketed that dream. In the end, Trump was such an alarming candidate that the
    majority of votes went to Clinton (Google 2016 election results). The
    majority of Electoral College votes went to Trump, so that’s what we’re
    stuck with

    The issue with Clinton is complicated. The bottom line is that regardless of the marketing, a good chunk of Dem voters saw that Clinton and Trump have strikingly similar ideologies. The only apparent difference is in Clinton’s record of support for military aggression.

    Research has shown that most voting choices come down to economic issues. The Dem voting base had long consisted of the masses — poor and middle class, for the common good. The B. Clinton administration split this base wide apart. H. Clinton played a critically important role in formulating the anti-poor agenda. The past eight years established that the split in the Dem voting base is permanent. Roughly half of all voters saw no choice but to vote third party or withhold their votes.

  • Steven Berge

    People voted for trump because of the choice they were stuck with. The choice was con man A or con woman B, two elitists who don’t know or care about the plight of the average american. The self serving marginalization of the Bernie Sanders campaign, in the face of massive popular support, put trump in the white house. The continued erosion of our living standard, freedom, and security, was a forgone conclusion with any establishment choice. The people just hoped that trump was a little less establishment.

  • mwildfire

    The only person I personally know who voted for Trump did so because she was so alarmed about Clinton’s apparent intention to start a war with Russia.