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I've seen an immense amount of queer folks attacked by Trump supporters already. People on both sides are being shits, because people from all walks can be shits.Jensen said:Through most of this, it's actually been people who were anti-trump that were violent including the recent riots in Oakland.Rasani said:It really doesn't. Like I'm sorry I know you wanted it to, but that means very little. At BEST it means gay rights women's rights and poc rights were not even on the radar. That's saying "well this guy could be in charge of the country and ruin stuff for a lot of people, but unicorns those people they aren't me".Zaila said:[Trump's] campaign was built on those things, those ideals.As someone who didn't vote for Trump, but who knows many people who did, I hope it can bring you some solace to know that the plethora of Trump-voters I know would disagree with that statement entirely. Those I've spoken with (or been spoken at by) couldn't have cared less what his position on PP/LGBT rights/wall building/etc. is, because they do not view those as things within his direct purview but rather "stupid things your kooky, plummer-uncle says but has no control over so you roll your eyes and wait for him to finish installing your new washing machine." I am not saying they're correct that Trump's opinions in these matters is irrelevant to his presidency, but I hope that it can bring some measure solace to the many people who are experiencing intense fear from the incorrect impression half-ish-of-voting-Americans cast a vote indicating they agree with those ideologies.
So no, it doesn't really help. It remains to be seen if he'll be able to do any of the awful things he wants to, but violence has already started and it's going to continue. So "not all trump supporters" falls into the same category as "not all men" does. Irrelevant to the issue.
What WOULD help? Those supporters who don't agree making it clear to him they don't. Making it VOCALLY and PUBLICALLY known that they don't agree with his hateful messages would help. Until then, people are already being hurt just for being different and no amount of "but we meant well" will fix that.
Also it's hard to make demands to your opponent and his team when they won. Keep up the divide and it's likely your thoughts and ideas that get left out or ignored. Trump won, and a large part of that is due to calling his supporters racist, stupid, and xenophobic.