Another nasty woman did a nasty thing.
It’s indisputable that Trump’s campaign and presidency have made the US more polarized. Just step into any divided household (like mine)?—?or scroll through Twitter for literally 30 seconds?—?to see what I mean.
One California woman acted on a passionate clash of good ol’ American values and divorced her husband after she found out he voted for Trump. The pair were married 22 years.
A lunch date with friends turned sour for Gayle McCormick, 73, when her husband slipped his intention to vote for Trump into a casual conversation. Gayle identifies as a “democrat leaning towards socialist” and says it “totally undid me” that her husband could vote for the real estate mogul-turned politician.
“I realized how far I had gone in my life to accept things I would have never accepted when I was younger,” Gayle said. “I felt like I had been fooling myself.”
As Gayle discovered, Trump’s rise has cast a spotlight on ideological differences between siblings, friends and loved ones that may not have been so visible before. According to a recent Reuters/Ipsos poll, 39 percent of Americans have gotten into an argument about the election with a family member or a friend. That figure is up 6% from October.
Many of us find it easy to block a family member on social media who has shared one too many Tomi Lahren videos, McCormick showed her values are not up for compromise.