Any president that can lie so blatantly about supporting the transgender/(LGBTQ) community then go out of his way to do harm, is despicable. How any member of our community could still support Trump is beyond my understanding. Also, he actually believes he can circumvent the constitution by executive order - That is dangerous thinking. What will be next - The First Amendment because the news media is "the enemy of the people"?
If you think that the only issue that matters is the economy, that is pure selfishness. Fact check: The economy grew more under Obama than Trump - 4.1% vs 5.2%. If you are part of the top 1% that got 83% of the tax cut gains, enjoy your new yacht and massive corporate tax cut. Just know that the middle class and likely your children, will paying for your greed for generations. Further, does the world's respect mean nothing to you?
Historically I have voted Republican more often than Democrat, although I have always voted issues and not party. Currently, I am a registered Independent.
However, Trump is not on the ballot so he is not the candidate we are voting in or out. I firmly believe that the Mueller investigation will solve the 2020 election before we get there. This election is about restoring constitutional balance and integrity.
This election may require many to make difficult decisions. You may have incumbents who are Republican that you like. The Republican party has been hijacked by Trump and if you favorite Republican is not speaking out, then he/she is guilty of supporting the Trump administration. Similar to the person driving the car for a bank robbery; an accessory after the fact and guilty.
I found this Facebook re-post and it sums up my feelings. I hope yours as well:
I have NEVER voted straight party ticket since I started voting too many years ago, I always voted for the person, never the party! Sadly the person who occupies the desk in the Oval Office has made this election all about him (as he does with everything, nothing is as important as he is, at least in his little mind) so I have to repudiate every Republican on the ballot this election. It's something that pains me, but until the Republican party admits that there is a dangerously demented individual who believes he is a demigod in the Oval Office and does something about it, I will continue to vote against them every opportunity that arises.