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oyster  ·  1606 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Trump's on TV right now talking about pulling out of the Paris Agreement.

I had a guest waiting by the TV to see what he would say and it's always really awkward since you never have any idea how they feel about Trump. I'm thankful I wasn't in hospitality over the summer since I hear they had a lot of supporters and it gets so awkward when they try to involve you in their discussions. He definitely showed pretty quick he wasn't Trumps biggest fan. A guy I served the other day was considering moving from Detroit to Toronto and I wonder if it has to do with Trump/politics in general.

goobster  ·  1606 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I was just in rural/agricultural Oregon and Washington last weekend, which I refer to as "Trumpistan".

Last time out there was pre-election, and the Trump signs were EVERYWHERE.

This time?


I saw one, singular, solitary Trump sign.

Things that make you go, "hmmmmm...."

user-inactivated  ·  1606 days ago  ·  link  ·  

When the election was in full force I saw a lot more Bernie signs than even my cold, dead heart expected. There are more and more RAND and Trump signs out in the farm areas, but a whole lot less in any city.

oyster  ·  1606 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I'll update on how many openly express their support this coming summer. I'm going to guess the number has went way down considering it was shockingly high before.

user-inactivated  ·  1606 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Around here, we wear our politics on our sleeve, but somehow Trump has muddied the waters. You honestly don't know how people voted unless you ask them point blank because people on both sides jumped party lines for a number of reasons. It's also interesting, because the political discussions we get in now are much more superficial than they used to be, but at the same time they're also much more emotionally charged. Even just trying to disengage and change the subject can be a challenge.

WanderingEng  ·  1605 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Yes! This is like what I've seen. Co-workers who were 100% anti-Obama and 100% pro-Republican party (implicitly pro-Boehner but really just pro-Fox News) are tight lipped about politics or even making jokes critical of Trump.

I suspect it isn't just that people jumped ship at the voting booth but also some who voted for Trump but dislike the outcome.

oyster  ·  1606 days ago  ·  link  ·  

    Even just trying to disengage and change the subject can be a challenge

Ya I fully intend to just play dumb when push comes to shove.

cgod  ·  1606 days ago  ·  link  ·  

The nice/boring thing about Portland is that only 1/1000 people is a Trump supporter. You are almost always safe resorting to Trump bitching if you want to garner some sympathy.

The only person I know that voted for the guy is a Black monarchist. I only saw one Trump hat the entire election cycle.