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Hater’s Responses: Down the Pro-Trump Rabbit Hole

It started with reading responses to my Trump stories. It ended up in a wonderland of hate, self-entitlement, and racism.

Nicolas Carteron
7 min readFeb 24, 2021

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“Why did I read this?” That’s the question I’ve been asking myself for the better part of the last four hours as I delved into a yet-unbeknownst-to-me part of Medium: the world of pro-Trump writers.

It started with reading the responses to a recently published piece about Trump’s “Office of the former president.” Some are supportive; others include constructive criticism; most, however, try to show me how wrong and stupid I am.

As Daisybeagle writes, I am “blind to reality” and a “disgrace and disappointment” for my parents, who have to see my “education wasted on such drivel.”

Well, Daisy, you’re right! One ought not to stay blind when one can see. Let’s explore what you and your comrades have to say!

Take Donna, for example.

If this isn’t the most oddly-specific way of saying “I am not racist, I have black friends” you’ve ever read, please let me know. Donna seems triggered by my article, in which I argued that Trumpism is a form of white suprematism. She asks how I “dare label her and her people as racist.”

You know what, Donna, you’re partially right. While I wasn’t labelling you specifically as a racist, I believe that Trump supporters are racists. Since you’re writing on Medium, let’s see what you have to say!

Hmmm… Bit harsh. Let’s not get stuck on the title, however. Maybe there’s more to the article that an all-caps headline inciting murder.

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Nicolas Carteron

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