‘I’d vote for a tuna fish sandwich before I’d vote for Trump again’: 9 Trump voters on why they won’t do it again

President Trump in a suit with a red tie

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The president’s numbers in the polls are less than stellar. His disastrous handling of the coronavirus crisis and the recent civil unrest have led to more and more people jumping off the Trump ship.

Indeed, even many of those who voted for Trump in 2016 are no longer considering him as an option. According to video testimonials from Republican Voters Against Trump, life-long Republicans who have never voted with any other party are now leaving in droves.

We recently shared several of these eye-opening videos, and below you will find nine more.

“Toxic Leadership”

“In 2016 I voted for Donald Trump,” said Jack Spielman. “People ask me who I’ll vote for in 2020. I said I’ll vote for a tuna fish sandwich before I vote for Donald Trump again.”

Spielman has been a Republican since he was in college. He explained, “Trump tries to be the biggest and the best at everything he does, however, the biggest deficits, the biggest national debt, the biggest spender, are not the things that you should set as your goals. Donald Trump is what we refer to as toxic leadership.”

“Who Are These People?”

“The Republicans I grew up around are nothing like the Republicans I see today,” said Nancy, a school teacher in Oklahoma. “In fact, I wonder, who are these people? The Republican party seems to have lost the concept of the common good.”

She continued, “I voted for Donald Trump in 2016, reluctantly.” The last few years, she said, “I have tried to ignore what Trump does and just crossed my fingers and hoped that we could get through four years without a major crisis. Well, I lost that bet, and Trump made it obvious, at least for me, who he really is. And I’m just appalled.”

“Never Felt Less Safe”

“Sadly, since I’ve voted for number 45 in 2016, all of those promises, all the things that he guaranteed would happen in his term, haven’t happened,” said Zane from Indiana. “I have never felt less safe in the United States than I do right now with him in charge.”

Zane explained that Trump’s attacks on journalists were enough for him to stay away. “You don’t even have to look at all the other things that he’s lied and spread and tweeted.”

“He’s Not a Conservative”

“I voted for Donald Trump in 2016,” said Scott from Ohio. “Someone once said ‘Fool me once, shame on you, fool me twice, shame on me.’ And I am not going to be fooled a second time.”

He continued, “I will not vote for Donald Trump in 2020, and here’s why: first, he’s not a conservative. Truly, looking at his spending, his deficit, his eagerness to use military force against U.S. citizens, even at the price of the first amendment if necessary, these are not conservative values. He wore the conservative shroud to get elected.”

“An Obnoxious Sociopath”

“I will admit that I voted for Donald Trump in the 2016 election because I felt like there were no better candidates at that time,” said Connor from Maine. “With a slew of all sorts of things he’s done, everything from obnoxiously bragging about winning the impeachment to the coronavirus pandemic to the death of George Floyd, and his response to that, I don’t want him in office anymore.”

Connor continued, “He resembles more of an obnoxious sociopath than he does an actual president.”

“Put the United States in Great Danger”

“I find myself for the first time in many years not able to vote for a Republican,” said Steve from North Carolina. “Donald Trump is not a Republican, nor does he represent any of the values that the Republican party I know represents. His hatred of foreigners, his racial bias, his ignorance about basic facts of science and engineering is astounding.”

Steve continued, “He’s put the United States in great danger, in my opinion, to the point that I’m forced to vote for Joe Biden.”

“It’s very disrespectful”

“I voted for Donald Trump in 2016,” said Jay from Pennsylvania. “But I won’t vote for him again.” He explained, “I don’t like being lied to by anyone, especially the president of the United States. It’s very disrespectful to all Americans when you consider that he expects us to believe some of his outrageous claims.”

Jay continued, “The money collected by the trade war tariffs was paid for by Americans, not China.”

“His Own Personal Podium of Power”

Charles from California related, “As a child of immigrant parents, I watched my parents use a Korean-English dictionary to meticulously translate their voting ballots, because they took their responsibilities as U.S. citizens with such seriousness.” He explained, “I grew up embracing Republican values. I idolized Lincoln and Roosevelt and Lincoln.”

Charles continued, “But now I watch as Trump twists this leadership into his own personal podium of power.”

“This is a Trainwreck”

“I voted for Trump,” said Thomas from North Carolina. “I deeply regret voting for Trump. Maybe I was voting against Hillary, I don’t know. I’ve voted Republican in many elections, and thought I was a loyal member of the party. But this is not the party I chose.”

He continued, “This is a trainwreck that goes on and on. What were we thinking? I mean, look at us.”

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