Recently, a little over half of those who voted in our community selected Mr. Trump. I did not. In addition to many disagreements over social and economic policy, I could not tolerate Mr. Trump’s emotional instability, misogyny, and overt appeals to racism and xenophobia.
If the polls and my own informal conversations with Trump voters are to be believed, a large number of Trump voters disliked those qualities about Mr. Trump, too. While it is true that some voted for him precisely because of these inflammatory statements about women, Muslims, blacks, and Latinos, more than half of Trump voters found his views to be repugnant. They voted for him in spite of his words and actions, not because of them.