On Facebook, there is a series titled “The Messy Truth,” and in the latest episode, former White House staffer and political commentator Van Jones sat down to talk to some Donald Trump voters about why they are supporting him and why they won’t even consider voting for Hillary Clinton.
Jones stated, “I feel like we’ve gotten this thing in America now, where we talk about each other; we never talk to each other.”
He landed in Gettysburg where he was told, almost upon sitting, that, “If Hillary gets in, there could very well be a civil war.”
“There are a lot of people who are really freaked out if she gets in,” the unidentified man went on. “I’m one of them. I don’t have guns and stuff to do anything about it, but I know people who do.”
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Posted by Van Jones on Friday, November 4, 2016
From there, the talk went on to discuss how Clinton is a “liar” and “corrupt.” One woman went so far as to say that Trump’s supporters don’t care what he does.
“People I talk to about Trump, they don’t care,” said Kimberly Fean Corradetti, the woman who hosted the visit. “They don’t care that he is egotistical. They don’t care that he doesn’t know how to speak eloquently. They need a change, and they need it yesterday.”
When the topic of Trump’s race rhetoric came up, Corradetti said that people need to “toughen up.”
“No, you don’t have the right to tell someone else how to deal with the pain that they’re going through,” Jones said. “If you say, ‘You should have a thicker skin,’ if you say, ‘You have got to get over yourself,’ I’m gonna hear that as, ‘This person does not respect me, does not understand me, does not know what I’ve gone through.’”