You learn a lot of things doing this job. For instance, yesterday I learned you can say pretty much whatever you want about any of the Trumps and not get fired from your show, provided you’re suitably liberal. I previously thought there was a line, but nope. Thank you, Ms. Bee.
And today? I found out that some millennials would rather date MS-13 members than Donald Trump supporters.
That’s right, The Daily Caller went out on the town in Washington to find out whether or not our nation’s young people would prefer gang members or people who simply supported the president.
Not only was there a competition, it turns out MS-13 members came out ahead.
As The Daily Caller noted, the MS-13 gang “operates by the motto of rape, control and kill. It’s one of the world’s most brutal street gangs and it’s responsible for many murders in the U.S.”
Trump made headlines by calling them “animals,” which aggrieved many liberals. However, I never thought I would see people saying they would rather date gang members than Trump supporters.
Among the reasons given? Well, one person said that Trump supporters “weren’t for them.” It makes one wonder whether they believe MS-13 is.
One of the guys who went with the MS-13 member said it wasn’t young girls’ fault that they’re Trump supporters because it’s not like women can think for themselves.
“A lot of Trump supporters were probably raised by rich white dads and people with lots and lots of money,” the guy said. “And they’re bred into being Trump supporters. I’m from Connecticut and I can tell you 80 percent of the girls in high school would say that they’re ‘Republican’ when they were in high school because their dads were rich white dads and had no idea what Republican even meant.”
So basically what you’re saying is that a) you’re a condescending rich, white liberal who b) doesn’t think that young women can make their own decision about whether or not they’re Republican because men pass on the political opinions.
That doesn’t sound terribly intersectional to me. But trust him. He’s from Connecticut.
Even the yes answers weren’t exactly convincing: “I guess a Trump supporter because I guess they stand for something,” one young woman said.
Well, MS-13 stands for something. It’s just that they stand for murdering anyone who gets in their way.
And then there was the guy who didn’t know what MS-13 was: “Could someone tell me what that is?” he asked. He ended up picking neither.
Now, granted, this isn’t exactly a scientific survey and it’s from a source that isn’t exactly unbiased. However, unless these were actors, this is beyond dispiriting. These people would literally rather be in a relationship with murderers than they would with someone who supported the president.
Thanks, millennials. You’ve now replaced Samantha Bee as the reason why I’m reaching for the Tums. Behold our future.
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