Confessions of a Trump Voter

I made a mistake.

February 23, 2017


Joseph Matuella


When I voted for the first time in November, I came in with high hopes for this administration. But now, I’ve just about had it with the utter incompetence of this administration.

I don’t know what I was thinking. I guess I wanted change, but the change was false. President Trump claimed we would be united as one, but it becomes more and more apparent that we are becoming as divided as ever.

Donald Trump isn’t a leader, not even a commander-in-chief; he is rather the Tweeter-in-chief.

What I saw was a campaign that was filled with hope and a strong movement towards the common good, quickly plunge into lies, hatred, and pandemonium.

Election night was one like no other. I was thrilled watching my peers and the pundits who were so sure that Hillary would win. They were willing to bet their life savings on it.


“There was a feeling of schadenfreude across red America and also in me.”


In the following days, the silence was deafening. My classmates absolutely kicked the idea of a Trump presidency under the rug. It felt too good to be true.

But, quickly I realized that the schadenfreude that I manifested would soon disappear and I ended up paying for it.


“We will drain the swamp in Washington, D.C., and replace it with a new government, of, and by, and for the people.” – Donald Trump


Trump claimed that he would get right to work for the American people and “Drain the swamp.” But he did otherwise. Trump got to work for his wealthy donors and his cronies who make up a sizable portion of his cabinet. Trump isn’t one to choose based on merit and experience; his cabinet is the epitome of crony capitalism.

Betsy DeVos, Steve Bannon, and Jared Kushner are all picks based off of loyalty.

  • DeVos has donated large sums of money toward Republican campaigns and the Republican party.
  • Bannon was a former executive at alt-right Breitbart, and is reported to be a heavy influence towards the President. Some even call him “President Bannon” because Trump is pushing an Alt-Right agenda.
  • Kushner is Ivanka Trump’s husband. He was named senior adviser to the President by his Father-in-law, despite a law against hiring family members.


“I would not be a president who took vacations. I would not be a president that takes time off.” – Donald Trump


What propelled me to vote for him was that I thought he was a hard worker. In his first four weeks in office, I have seen otherwise. President Trump has left DC three times already for getaway trips to his lavish Mar-A-Lago, or according to  Press Secretary Sean Spicer, the “Winter White House.”

All of these trips have disrupted local business close to Mar-A-Lago and in the city of Palm Beach, each trip is estimated to cost taxpayers more than $3 million dollars, according to the Government Accountability Office.


“The FAKE NEWS media (failing @nytimes, @NBCNews, @ABC, @CBS, @CNN) is not my enemy, it is the enemy of the American People!” – @RealDonaldTrump



The amount of lies and hypocrisy spewed out by President Trump and his administration is astounding and it speaks volumes of the authenticity of this administration.

  • Atlanta
  • The Bowling Green Massacre
  • Sweden
  • The Inauguration attendance

All false propaganda that has been pushed by the Trump administration has been fact checked and debunked. But why does this White House administration continue to claim that the media is an enemy?

It becomes more and more apparent that the administration is focused more on its image rather than developing policy to protect and preserve the well being of our republic.

He isn’t the leader or “uniter” that he claimed to be.

Donald Trump is thin skinned, easily manipulated and unfit for office.

He is a fraud.



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    Chait SFeb 23, 2017 at 10:12 AM

    Great article, Alan. In today’s hostile political atmosphere, it really takes guts to admit that the man you supported and voted for turned out to be a fraud. I just wish more people would be willing to take a stand against this man, who clearly has no care for American ideals of democracy. Hopefully we as a nation can heal and move forward from this.