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Is Trumpaphobia a Real Thing?

Trumpaphobia is the hatred or fear of Donald Trump and his supporters – be they white, black or Hispanic.  This condition sometimes leads to acts of violence and expressions of hostility.

Trumpaphobia is not confined to any one segment of society, and can be found in people from all walks of life. Organized hate groups have viciously attacked Trump supporters and have used especially violent language, like racist, in attempting to persecute and intimidate them.

Discrimination against Donald Trump and his supporters comes in many forms. At times, Trumpaphobic beliefs lead people toward prejudiced actions at work, at schools, at clubs, and in many other areas as well.

Prejudiced views directed at Trump supporters often stem from the perception that Donald Trump is immoral. Trumpaphobia makes some people think that they are superior to all others, especially Republicans. In fact, studies show that anti-Trump bias is far more accepted among large numbers of Americans than is bias against other.

Many researchers claim that Trump supporters still find themselves the target of bias within institutions like public schools, universities, the media, and Hollywood.

Numerous examples can be seen such as the woman cornered at a Trump rally by a group of men and then having eggs thrown in her face.  Senior citizens attacked for simply wearing a Trump tee-shirt.  Screams of racist, anti-Latino, anti-women towards those who support Donald Trump for President.

Trumpaphobia is most dangerous when it serves as the justification for violent action against Trump supporters. Over the summer, attacks on Trump’s supporters have risen. While the violent crime rate in many areas continues to drop, anti-Trump crime is moving in the other direction. What is most disturbing is the cruelty and viciousness of many of these attacks.

The severity of many of these crimes helps to show the strong hatred that Trumpaphobia can create.

Many liberal Hollywood Stars and media commentators have, at some point, spoken out against the Trump community and warned of the danger they supposedly pose to America.

One “unidentified teacher at North Carolina’s Cedar Ridge High School even made students watch speeches delivered by Hitler and had them compare them to speeches that Trump had delivered…” — FoxNews.com 

And Democrat Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton incited violence against Trump supporters when she showed her Trumpaphobia saying,

““You know, to just be grossly generalistic, you could put half of Trump’s supporters into what I call the ‘basket of deplorables.’ Right? They’re racist, sexist, homophobic, xenophobic, Islamophobic — you name it.” — Constitution.com 

Apart from these views, many violent extremist groups also hold Trumpaphobic beliefs fueled by the media. By taking Trump’s words and then twisting the meaning, many haters have lashed out at Mr. Trump and his supporters at record levels.

NOTE FROM THE AUTHOR:  I simply took the definition of homophobia, as explained by the Anti-Defamation League, and inserted the word Trumpaphobia.  A few paragraphs were added and/or changed to make the article applicable.

Question:  If homophobia, Islamaphobia, xenophobia are real things, then why not Trumpaphobia?  Be consistent!

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Jerry Johnson

Jerry Johnson was the former Director of the Apologetics Group and President of Nicene Council. He was the senior writer/researcher for numerous documentaries including the best-selling Amazing Grace: The History & Theology of Calvinism. In the 1990s he served as Executive Director of the Christian Coalition of Hillsborough County Florida. He currently holds an M.A. in Christian Studies and a M. Phil. in Christian Apologetics. He lives with his wife of nearly 30 years and has four children and four grandchildren.

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