Each week online comedian, voice actor and chest hair model Sam Kalidi creates a comedic post for Queerty readers. This week he considers the proper response after learning you have friends who support Donald Trump for president. He welcomes your hate mail. You can find him on Twitter, Facebook,Instagram and at your local glory hole.
No. I don’t hang out with idiots.
NO. There is no grey area with this. ZERO.
As long as they don’t act like Trump, they can stay my friend.
We likely would not have formed the friendship to begin with. I believe that we tax paying, law abiding, North American citizens have inalienable rights. Any friend that stripped me of my humanity and expected me to lie in order to live in this society would never make past the threshold. So, no.
NO! and none of my REAL friends are… He attracts the lowest form of ignorance & Hate.
Hell no ! I like open minded friendly people !
I can’t imagine ANY of my friends supporting an out of control, egomaniac, wingnut like him. I have better and smarter friends than that!
So much of the “I’m only going to be friends with people who think just like me” yet many cry when the “other side” doesn’t see their way.
No, I couldn’t.
Thankfully, I have smart friends.
Luis H. Lopez
I am a Bernie supporter and have Trump supporter friends we can agree on most things except political issues. We both love our country .
Over Trump, no…over not supporting my rights or marriage..yes
“We likely would not have formed the friendship to begin with.”
Oh believe me, I’m surprised on Facebook every time an election comes along.
David G. Abler
Yes… they need all the help they can get
Remain friends, probably, seriously question their judgement , definitely !
Think like me or else. Not a huge fan of that. From any direction.
Jason Starr- Nolan
Hell to the No!
Just proves how insular gays can be. If it’s not white, male, liberal and cute it’s not for you, right boys? Do you guys have any black friends? (aside of the black guys you use for their dick). And, being misogynists, do you have any female friends (aside from your “hags” (see what I mean), who usually are women with low self esteem)? Of course you don’t.
That bumper sticker, “coexist” isn’t really for you. You guys are militant, loud and proud, and will crush anyone who disagrees, particularly if it’s a Christian (Muslims you still love because it’s trendy. When the stabbings begin you’ll re-evaluate, right?). Gays are so intolerant. Seriously girls, you really are. Of course you’d never have a friend who supports Trump.
BTW, Trump’s gonna win Deal with it.
Ariel Hans Christian
NOPE! I don’t “AIL HITLER!”
I’ve already ditched a few. Anyone who thinks Trump ought to be President is not someone I think is intelligent enough for me to call “friend” any longer.
Only idiots remain friends with people who only share their views.If someone ditches me because I am conservative…do they really think I care.lol
o’maggie, woke up on the wrong side of the bed this morning. Carbo-loading couldn’t cut the seething hate she has for us. Her party is a disappointment, but it goes deeper than that, hitting at the core of her identity, hence the anger and vitriol. The sentence structure is female, white, and ruthlessly, desperately antagonistic. What kind of soul partakes in poison for sustenance? It says more about her than anyone else commenting. We are equal. Deal with it.
If the Truth be known the anti-Trump liberals are just as intolerant, close-minded and dopey as your average right wing Ted Cruz supporter. I wouldn’t want to spend any of my time around any of these bitches.
it would be difficult but this is america and so far we are allowed to think differently, if trump is elected, that could change
Kieran, when we start telling you that your family doesn’t matter and that the taxes you pay affords you goods and services at a reduced rate and when contractual, legally binding agreements between spouses are deemed null and void, then come back and start blathering that about anti-Trump liberals.
o.codone. I totally agree with you! Liberals are the most vicious of all when it comes to being exclusive, as bad as the religious extremists on the right. And when I look up “liberal” in the dictionary, it does not mention political bigotry and political prejudice against others with differing views in the definition of being liberal. How ironic!
If people don’t like Trump, then don’t fucking vote for him! To direct vitriol at one’s friends who do not agree with your politics views is NOT liberal.
Mandrake, Shall we apologize to you for how you have treated us?
@o.codone: I don’t think you get it. It’s a matter of your supposed friends supporting and voting for a person/party who vows at every turn to take away your civil rights.
When that happens to you, you will likely feel differently.
Luckily, I haven’t met a single person who supports Tronald Dump.
Baba Booey Fafa Fooey
@Ron Marshall: Wait a minute…what? You wouldn’t remain friends with somebody who supports Trump, but you would remain friends with somebody who doesn’t support your rights. Huh.
Baba Booey Fafa Fooey
@Irish Ryan: You care.
The Supreme Court justices is what this is all about.
If you would actually not be friends with someone because of who they support politically, that makes you the intolerant closed-minded one.
I would seriously doubt their intelligence and sensibility if one of my friends supported him and his agenda.
I’m confused by the focus on Trump, who’s no more batshit crazy than Cruz or Rubio, and is expressing nothing that the republicans haven’t been dogwhistling and slyly suggesting for decades. And let’s remember that it was Rubio who killed the last leg of decency the repubs had to stand on with his small-hands and pants-wetting comments, and Cruz who takes any opportunity to engage in neo-McCarthyite tactics. They all make me want to put my head down on my desk and weep, and I’m baffled by any friend who supports any of ’em.
I don’t respect anyone who admires that douche bag
Justin Keith Maddra-Schoenman
I meam, it would depend. Probably not.
No I’m sorry but if any part of what he spews appeals to you then we can’t be friends I’m all for an open dialogue and a back and forth but if you can suspend reality and deny actual facts then you are to dumb to be around me ð???
Nope, already deleted three!
I’ll go Old School here: friends should never talk about politics or religion.
These people need to leave this country and move to some where like north Korea,where people are told what they have to think and believe. I’m not a trump supporter, but it’s the person’s right.i believe abortion is murder, but that’s my opinion and I didn’t dump my friends who don’t feel the same way I do.
I don’t think I could.
How do you spot a sociopathic narcissist? Watch for certain traits:
1) A driven quest for power. If a narcissistic sociopath cares about anything other than himself, it is destructive power and control over people.
2) Behaviors that seek love and admiration. To be sure, this isn’t needy love. It’s not even emotional love. It’s superficial. A narcissistic sociopath sees love and admiration as power tools to manipulate and dominate (Do Sociopaths Even Have Feelings?).
3) No apologies, no guilt, no remorse under any circumstance. A sociopathic narcissist believes that she is a gift to the world who makes it richer and more colorful. Therefore, her calculated, even cruel actions are always justified.
4) Invincibility. The narcissistic variety of sociopath believes he is indomitable. Even punishment and prison can’t stop him. They’re merely part of the game.
5) Wholly self-serving. The needs and wants of others are insignificant and undeserving of consideration.
6) Act as the producer, director, and only actor of his own show. The narcissistic sociopath casts people in roles that increase his power and sense of importance and when bored, casts them aside. — sound familiar?
Frankly, I don’t know anyone who IS a Trump supporter, or at least, admits to being one. Of course, I live in a saner coastal state!
Of all the republicans I support Trump!
M J Martinez Crogan
Is this in reference to Trump supporters, or twinks at Pride?
My friends are not brain deadð???
Oh, I don’t think so…I really don’t care to associate with stupid people.
I have cut loose friends over matters of racism, sexism, bullying and abuse. I invest quality effort and time on my friends.
No. I would not.
No, anybody who feels that way about others has no place in my life. People who support this asshole are probably a psychopath.
Frankly, I have yet to see a Trump supporter that wasn’t bats**t crazy. If any of my friends were closeted Trumpers, I would probably just… distance myself from them.
In 2000, I was shocked by the number of people I knew who LIKED Bush. Come 2004, that number dwindled considerably, and by 2008, most had openly changed parties to Democrat.
I have a gay, HIV positive, Catholic, conservative friend who was a Trump supporter but who is now torn between Trump and Hillary. We’re still friends. I think he’s delusional to think that Trump would make a good president, but I’m hopeful that he can be reasoned with and will see the light before it’s too late. Hopefully, he’ll #FeelTheBern!
I would never discontinue a friendship with someone over politics. People are entitled to their opinion even if I would give my last breathe to defeat them.
John P Farinhas
I wouldn’t date a Republican
To answer your headline: No.
This thread has been encouraging, until I heard that Republican voters are up by 30%, many of whom have never voted, or have spotty attendance. We cannot be complacent this year. The GOP wants to put three conservative justices on the bench for lifetime appointments. That’s their driving motivation. They could care less about Presidents, as long as they have their Court stacked to the gills with Scaliators. Let’s make sure this doesn’t happen. Vote! Nag your friends to vote. Give your elderly, ex-teacher, friendly, Democrat neighbor a ride to the voting place! Vote! Do absentee if you have to, but vote Democratically. I wouldn’t be surprised if super pac money is going for this effort alone, since “Jeb!” was such a disappointment. Just get up and vote in 2016. Let’s not do this to ourselves. If the ReBiblican message were not obsolete, they wouldn’t need to cheat, suppress votes, gerrymander, and politicize the Supreme Court as they have. Their message is obsolete. Vote, to tell them so. Friends don’t let friends…Trump.
Kirk99.. So, say, you could be best man at a wedding, knowing the a-hole voted against your right to marry
Kirk Ca me R0n ?
NO ! I could never support his opinions, and I could not be silent when he opens bigoted ignorant mouth.
@Bryan Cotton: @Bryan Cotton:
When someone is spouting hate they are always wrong and need to called out.
He may have a aids related brain condition.
Even when they are bigots that want to harm you? Wow that’s strange thinking.
NO… when people show you who they are, Believe them…..
@o.codone: You are suffering from massive delusion. Trump has no chance and his numbers are some of the worst of any Presidential candidate. He has the support of 1/4th of the electorate (if even that).
@Mandrake: People like you don’t grasp reality. We oppose Trump because he would collapse this country. I cannot accept someone who supports Trump nor can be friends with someone who wants to damage this country and the future.
Trump has no shot with nearly 65% of Americans disliking him. Toast! Be prepared to say President Hillary Clinton, log cabiners.
@1EqualityUSA: Many people are voting for him to get the weakest GOP candidate to the nomination with the worst numbers. I heard even Hillary supporters doing this.
BTW, as a side note both Georgia and Louisiana saw strong turn outs for democrats which could shift those states to swing state status. 50,000 more democrats showed up in Louisiana than republicans.
Trump is toast with such high disapproval ratings. The log cabin types on here can’t see the writing on the wall.
It would depend on what comes out of his/her mouth.
Ooh. I needed to hear that, GC1985. I must have hit up Nate Silver’s blog three times daily during that Romney fiasco. Even his dog was nervous. Thanks for the pep talk. I heard the the elite GOP’ers are going state to state, talking personally to delegates and those in power to get them to abandon Trump. My friend told me this morning that Canadian Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, invited Americans to come up to Canada, should micro-dog be elected. oh, Canada.
Probably not. Because they’d be shallow minded without an opinion of their own 😉
@1EqualityUSA: Trump is hated among most Americans. He is running in a crowded field. If there were less candidates he would be losing. His three top competitors are all siphoning votes from each other.
They all have the same message. One is just an animal about the message. Think of all of the children of Trump supporters, riding low in the family car, hoping not to be recognized. There should be support groups.
David Charles Morgan
I’m not about to dump my friends and family who happen to be Trumpists; they know I feel the Bern or may vote Green.
The Bern isn’t going to win the nomination and by voting Green you are helping republicans. So not cool. Hillary needs our backing!
@Luis H. Lopez: “…We both love our country…” Twisted love?
I have a friend who liked Trump originally, then he went to Ben Carson….He doesn’t like Ted Cruz (although he thinks Ted Cruz is a judicial scholar and Obama isn’t), so he may go for Rubio. At any rate, I only see him once a week and if he doesn’t talk politics, we get along.
Just read all of the intolerance from the party of tolerance. The party of compassion, inclusiveness, tolerance and diversity exhibits very little of what it purports to be.
It never has.
While I would, given the options, support Hillary, I also believe there is a good chance she will not win, and the U.S. will have a Republican president next year. Of the Republican candidates left, Trump seems potentially the LEAST damaging. And for those who scoff at Trump’s chances in the general election, read up a bit on the election of 1980. This feels to me like a very similar environment – and my gut is telling me that we may be looking not only at a Trump win, but a Trump landslide.
Alistair, We do not tolerate people who do not see us as 100% American citizens. Republicans and others see us as unworthy of full legal status, despite our not being taxed at the same rate as the popular citizens. Tolerating one who would strip us of our authenticity and humanity would be dumb as a rock. Tyranny is not to be tolerated. Tyranny is to be legally and soundly and politically defeated. You’ll disappear after your little diaper-sniper comment, we know, but just in case you come back, how can you justify asking another American citizen to be segregated out for different treatment under civil law?
despite our having been taxed…
DavidIntl, do not send ice through me veins before work! Seriously, the difference between now and 1980 is the internet. The GOP cheats, because their message is obsolete. This entire frenzy is about the SCOTUS. SCOTUS frenzy. Trump would be easily manipulated by the sharks in Washington (and that ancient snapping turtle.) Trump would delegate out the Middle East to “The experts” Wolfowitzian style. We saw what happened when a stupid President takes office and the men around him advise him poorly. Trump is over his head and unable to pronounce the names. Chris Christie was saying he’d be, “more trusted by King Hussein of Jordon”…the only problem is that the King Hussein of Jordon has been dead since 1999. These wads have no place in the Oval office. They’re idiots.
@1EqualityUSA: Thus far, I don’t think the opening on the Supreme Court has changed the dynamics of the race much, actually. And if it does, I would expect that to be in favor of Cruz – hardline social conservatives would likely trust him more than Trump to appoint someone in the vein of Scalia. When considering U.S. politics, do not fall into the trap of most well-educated people of assuming that voters expect their leaders to have a grasp of policy details, history, whatever. Most voters don’t know or care who the current head of state of Jordan is. But they admire a person they perceive to be a strong leader why isn’t afraid of anyone, and especially this year (as in 1980) they are particularly inclined toward someone who promises to shake things up in Washington. Whether or not Trump – assuming he is elected – will actually manage to effect radical changes in the Washington power circles remains to be seen.
DavidIntl, Dangling a Scaliator in front of bigoted voters’ noses gives the haters a chance to stack the deck in favor of the Kim Davises out there. This is why the snapping turtle said that no justice shall be approved, irrespective of 100% unanimous endorsement by both parties only months ago. The Rebiblicans cannot win on their message or with the gnomes they’ve parlayed into the political stream, so they’re using Scalia’s demise to rally the dead and dying. I hope it backfires and that we win the House and Senate for this disrespectful gamble.
@DavidIntl: You should never underestimate Hillary. Michigan was an aberration and Hillary does very well against republicans in head to head polling. She would easily beat Trump. Trump would be the most damaging to this country. Best to face reality. This isn’t 1980. Get your facts right. This is nothing like the 1980 election. The demographics of this country are far different. Perhaps more different than what you want to accept. I’m calling a Hillary landslide. Hillary is no Carter and the angry white male no longer drives elections.
@GC1985: I do hope that you are right. I believe Hillary would be a thoroughly decent president. And I should include the disclaimer that as a former U.S. citizen, I no longer vote in U.S. elections. But I have been an avid student of U.S. politics since I was a (pathetically nerdy) kid, making my own electoral college maps with graph paper and coloured pencils. And I see the potential for major weakness on the democratic side in this election cycle. As a gay man, of course I celebrate the progress which has been made in recent years. But I also think it is very natural for the pendulum to swing back for a while. And I wouldn’t trust current polling numbers. At the moment, lots of country club Republicans can’t imagine supporting Trump. But when it comes down to Trump v Clinton, they will vote for Clinton. And there is a very good chance that Trump will successfully pull the “Reagan Democrat” voters who are upset that they no longer recognise the society that they live in, and feel like they haven’t benefited from the progress that we celebrate. I hope I am wrong, actually. But don’t count your chickens. There are many states that basically can not end up going for a Democrat – any Democrat – and Hillary isn’t as compelling as candidate as some others that the Democrats have nominated. But there is virtually no state in the country that – in the right environment – can’t end up going Republican. Remember, Reagan won 49 states, despite being perceived as a crazy extremist by many.
@DavidIntl: You watch too much TV. The angry white male doesn’t make up a majority of the electorate more and it isn’t 1980. All I see at Trump rallies is a majority of middle age and older white men who are bashing in the heads of protesters.
I’m calling it… Hillary landslide after she sweeps the female vote and minorities. Females make up the majority of the electorate.
It isn’t 1980.
By the way, you know what is incredibly scary for the trolls here? Obamas approval rating is going up and he could leave office with a 60% approval rating. This would do serious damage to republican chances.
I said it once and I will say it again.. Republicans are going to get crushed. Trump is viewed the most unfavorably by voters. You don’t win elections with a 60% disapproval rating.
(Really???? None of you gurlz said ‘bye Felicia’?? )
I would have to keep my eyes open in case they try to sucker punch me. 😉
@DavidIntl: Except Trump is part of those power circles. You just don’t get it do you?
Trump has been friendly with politicians since the 1980s.
He pisses off a lot of people against him. That’s for sure.
Reagan was a horrible President, but at least he was respectful to Carter. Trump is respectful to no one.
Most voters? I don’t bloody think so. Trump doesn’t even attract beyond 36% of primary voters. And he only has the approval of 49% of his own party according to exit polling. Overall that drops to less than 25%. It’s shocking that two thirds of Americans don’t even like the republican frontrunner. More people liked Reagan, because while a horrid President he was at least more respectful to others. And I’m saying this as someone who doesn’t like Reagan one bit.
You don’t win the White House with numbers like these!
Of course, Alistair disappears again. What a schmuck!
Trump has extremely high disapproval ratings among all minorities. And his disapproval ratings are very high among women too.
He’s gonna get trounced!
As a common sense conservative gay man from the middle of the USA, I support Donald Trump. While I may not agree with all that he says, and while I disagree with the way he says it, Trump is the person we need in the white house now.
Mr. REagan was a gem. True he had faults, but I won’t cast a stone at him or at Trump BECAUSE I have faults also.
trump would not leave embassies unprotected he would not have to be fighting the FBI (like the witch is) and he believes in people WORKING. If you want to live the good life, get off you coon dog ass and get a damn job. Oh not trained? Whose fault is that? YOURS that is whose fault it is.
As a conservative Kansan, I have worked since I was old enough to do work. I have worked hard with my hands and do not expect people to take care of me.
Support someone who has worked with his head and his hands to get where he is. That man is Trump. Of course, I will vote for Cruz or Rubio if he is the candidate, and probably leave USA if the bitch gets the job.
Another thing about Trump that irritates the Republican establishment is that he is NOT OWNED by them. In other words they can not control him. YIPPEE, lets get someone out of the belt way that has actually worked for a living. Unlike the other political candidates
@motorcycle: No such thing as a “common sense” conservative. Sorry, but you supporting Trump is part of the problem.
Mr. Reagan was a criminal who neglected millions of Americans letting them die from a disease they could have stopped.
@motorcycle: You’re vile. Everything you say is wrong. Trump is most definitely owned by corporations… he is one of the most corrupt candidates out there. Yet you think he’ll help you in your bad economic situation.
You have the gall to insult people who disagree with you by saying they don’t work hard enough. Are you kidding me? Democrats attract all sorts, from the rich to the working class. Trump attracts angry little white men like yourself with no nuts and no brain.
By the way, it’s easy for you republiturds to say “go get a job”… “go get training”… blah blah blah blah. How do you get training when republicans cut college funding significantly every time they have power? You people are demented and sick!
I would honestly feel somewhat ashamed that I didn’t realize my friend was stupid enough to buy into a blatant transparent con-artist.
If I were to remain friends with said fool we would likely never be able to talk politics ever again.
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DavidIntl…..No ice in my veins before work! How about we wait until they start talking about the issue, firstly. So far, all the orange one does is pick on audience members. Minutes are ticking by and all we hear is…”Get ’em outta here!”
Wait until “womyn’s” re product!ve rights are discussed, [email protected]@l issues are put on the table, SC0TU$ is clarified, Mid dle Ea st is hashed out. Right now we just have a starchy lump with no real substance, no protein.
Don’t think for an instant that your words didn’t replay in my head yesterday, as a lingering, bad dream. A lot can happen in the months to come. Also, the thought of you nerdily compiling elect0ral college maps in your room warms the c0 ckles of my heart. Beautiful! Now thanks for the cortisol blast here at 3:58 am (really 2:58 am since we spring forward an hour.)
Well for one, none of my friends would ever be a Trump supporter. He is a George Wallace type of politician and I have no friends that would subscribe to that sort of xenophobic demagoguery. I used to have friends who were Republicans. Then 2008 happened and Republicans went so far right that my Republican friends all switched to either Independent or Democrat. Its ashame because I like having political discussions where I get to hear the other side and their point of view. I think its healthy so long as it stays civil and in the end you agree to disagree. But I feel like I’m a more well rounded person when I am not surrounded by people who aren’t just sharing my viewpoint.
@DavidIntl: There is no such thing as Reagan democrats anymore. This isn’t the 1980s. I’ve already said this enough. Trump isn’t really getting that much support. His supporters are noisy and cranky. If he was really getting a ton of support he would be doing so much better than he is. But he hasn’t been able to get more than 36% in a primary. Again, I’ll make this very clear. This is a very different country than 1980. We should stop talking about that election. That election was driven by white males. This country simply isn’t anymore.
I’ve already cited several factors that are going to be beneficial for democrats… the changing demographics and the increasing popularity of President Obama. If the President leaves office with an approval rating of around 60%, the republicans are toast.
I’m calling it now… HIllary will beat Donald Trump. Donald Trump is universally hated amongst Americans. You don’t win with a 60-65% disapproval rating.
@DavidIntl: And the polls so far have mostly been right. Sure there was Michigan, but Michigan has a habit of doing things like that… like going for Jesse Jackson in 1988 for example.
@DavidIntl: Also Hillary Clinton is a far stronger candidate than you think and is far stronger than Carter. And Trump is no Reagan when it comes to being a smooth talker. Reagan was a smooth talker. Trump is a loud obnoxious fool. He has no chance. He’ll be beaten… perhaps in a landslide. Remember… the demographics are far different. Even Mitt Romney won the same percentage of white males as Ronald Reagan. Didn’t help him much did it?
Different country, different times.
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I also hadn’t posted here in months, and also never violated any Comments Policy. And I also can’t access my personal profile information. It’s no wonder people don’t want to stick around and try in vain to post here.
My attempt to repost my last comment that was previously blocked for no reason, was also auto-blocked.
Either they are auto-blocking for certain key words (and there was no profanity in my posts) or they are auto-blocking just for post length, without bothering to tell anyone how long that character length actually is or what it should be.
Alistair, When ever you and your warped ideas are unequivocally refuted, as was the case above, you conveniently disappear. Perhaps you’re too busy at your Cruz rallies to directly respond. Did you see where Keven Swanson, the Pastor who hosted your precious GOP members, Cruz, Huckanass, and that mutant, Jindal, wants to execute Girl Scout leaders? These are the men you endorse? You have the nerve to say that the Democrats are unfriendly and exclusive? Answer the questions posed to you.
Yes because we have a lot more in common or base our friendship on things besides politics. I don’t drop people as friends or end a friendship over something so small and insignificant as them supporting a political candidate or politician who I personally do not like or support. Plus if you only surround yourself with people who agree with everything you do, or who are like you, then you’re a very boring person who is not actually experiencing life.
Stached1, the GOP, all of the candidates, want to strip me of my inalienable rights. If a friend sided with any politician doing this, I couldn’t call this person my friend. We are equal citizens paying taxes just as everyone else. Should we be treated as second class citizens? The Supreme Court will be locked up with Scaliators for decades. Unforgivable.
(Obviously there is still a few bugs with commenting and moderation, so I’m reposting my previous comment, instead of possibly waiting for months for someone to actually fix this well known problem. So my apologies ahead of time if someone actually fixes this problem later and it appears I’m spamming, because I’m certainly not.)
(And charachter length isn’t the issue with auto flagging posts, it seems. Queerty is apperantly auto flagging posts based solely on commonly used words they disagree with using, even though those flagged words (whatever they are) are not obscene and adults use them every single day to convey proper meanings and context. I guess a website for Millennials has to be not only a safe place, but a very stupid place, as well.)
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