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"I failed my fellow American citizens": Regretful women for Trump are a sign of his 2020 troubles

"I failed my fellow American citizens"



Sky Palma
August 1, 2020 9:00AM (UTC)

This article originally appeared on Raw Story

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Writing in The Guardian this Wednesday, Adam Gabbatt reports that while Trump won narrow victory in 2016 with the help of college-educated white women, there are signs he's losing that support in a number of crucial swing states.

Gabbatt highlights the story of Claudia Luckenbach-Boman, who voted for Trump in 2016 when she was a 19-year-old college student.

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"I really failed my fellow American citizens," she said. "I'm extremely disappointed in myself, and sometimes I am really afraid to talk about it.

"If I were to vote again for Donald Trump in 2020, it would be just as much a failure as an American, but also a failure as a human being," she added.

Gabbatt spoke to another woman, who only wanted to be identified as "Julie," who said she wants to "apologize to the world" for her Trump vote.

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"I feel so guilty for having a part in voting this moron in," she said.

Monica Rey Haft of Dallas also voted for Trump. Now she's hoping for a Biden win.

"I'm riddled with guilt," she said. "I know it wasn't my vote that single-handedly that put him there, but I think with a lot of Republicans it was a lack of checking into it, it was just falling down party lines, it was disgust and disdain for Hillary Clinton and her policies, and I regret that. I regret that I wasn't more informed."

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Haft assumed that once Trump was elected, his behavior would mature.

"I thought it's gotta be a shtick, it can't be real. I thought he would behave like a human being, that he was gonna change," she said. "Over a few days, it was probably several tweets, or something I heard him say, I thought: 'Oh my God. This is who this person is.' And I immediately just thought he wasn't going to be fit."

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Read the full report over at The Guardian.


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