Donald Trump’s victory over Hillary Clinton in the 2016 presidential election has caused a lot of liberals to lash out and engage in silly behavior.
One of these liberals, Huffington Post Queer Voices Editor Michelangelo Signorile, has written an unnecessarily long “open letter” to a (former) friend who voted for Donald Trump. It is titled, “Why We Can’t Be ‘Friends’ Any Longer After You Voted For Donald Trump.” It is ridiculous.
“Dear X,” Signorile writes. “Every day that goes by since the election I become more despondent and more infuriated about your having supported Donald Trump.”
The thought of even speaking to this person “enrages” Signorile. “I now realize I never really knew you,” he writes of the individual, described as a “childhood friend” with whom the author kept in touch with throughout adulthood. Signorile recalls some of the warnings signs, “hints,” that perhaps his friend had “supported Republicans” in the past, but he never thought his alleged pal would ever support Trump’s “dark, ugly bigotry.”
It goes on and on like that for a while, before concluding: “I’ll keep my ears open, but unless you experience a truly deep transformation, I’m simply being honest when I say we can no longer be friends.”
A number of Twitter users expressed negative thoughts about the letter. Some were aghast at the idea that someone would dump a friend over a political disagreement, especially by writing about it in a public forum.
— Liliana (@LilianaLolasana) December 15, 2016
Imagine someone so miserable they choose politics over their own friends https://t.co/bVHWrZ8QrC?
— YAAASSASSIN (@jesticide) December 15, 2016
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