There have been no shortage of stories that detail the gaping divide between Trump supporters and the rest of the country. Whiny liberals have refused to sit next to Trump supporters on airplanes, berated them in public, and perceived every Trump supporter as a particular type of racist xenophobe who hates Mexicans and Taco Bell. This is a sprawling generalization, which is the same sentiment many abhor about Trump. Ah, the irony.
The divide between Trump supporters and others has been so extreme for some that it has ended two decades worth of matrimony. And that’s exactly what happened to Gayle McCormick, a 73-year-old woman who was so disgusted that her husband voted for Trump that she cut the cord on her marriage of 22 years.
Per The Independent:
The retired California prison guard, a self-described “Democrat leaning toward socialist,” was stunned when her husband casually mentioned during a lunch with friends last year that he planned to vote for Trump – a revelation she described as a “deal breaker.”
“I felt like I had been fooling myself,” she said. “It opened up areas between us I had not faced before. I realised how far I had gone in my life to accept things I would have never accepted when I was younger.”
The Reuters/Ipsos poll of 6,426 people, taken from Dec 27 to Jan 18, shows the number of respondents who argued with family and friends over politics jumped 6 percentage points from a pre-election poll at the height of the campaign in October, up to 39 percent from 33 percent.
Further, sixteen percent said they have stopped talking to a family member or friend because of the election. Overall, 13 percent of respondents said they had ended a relationship with a family member or close friend over the election.
“Till Trump do us part.”