Trump is gaining a large group of supporters… for some strange reason…
But that does not include too many millennials (people around ages 18 to 33). When Trump announced he was running in June, it seemed so ridiculous. Despite being the party front runner, less than 2% of his voters are under 30 years of age.
So here are your top 10 reasons millennials hate Donald Trump:
Trump can’t really identify with millennial voters economically. He tries to say that he has a “rags to riches” story, but he got a $40 million inheritance from his father. Many millennials are struggling to get a job that pays the bills. Trump, who keeps talking about how rich he is, just doesn’t relate to millennials’ struggles.
2. KKK endorsement
Former Klu Klux Klan (KKK) grand wizard, David Duke, has endorsed Donald Trump. As if that wasn’t bad enough, he has refused to denounce the endorsement, claiming he doesn’t know anything about David Duke, white supremacy, or the KKK. This is a surprising statement considering his father was arrested at a KKK rally in 1927. This study says that Millennials are more involved in the issue of minority rights, so the KKK is definitely out.
3. Racism Against Hispanics
Trump has said so many racist things that it warrants another entry in this list. One of the first controversies of Trump’s campaign was his remarks about Mexicans. He called them rapists and drug dealers. As if that wasn’t bad enough, he responded to the backlash by saying he “can’t apologize for the truth.” Millennials are less likely to accept Trump’s racist and sexist remarks.
4. Immigration plan
Trump’s first position paper was released in August, and it covers his immigration plan. He wants to deny birthright citizenship for children of undocumented immigrants. He also wants to build a wall on the Mexican border and make Mexico pay for it. About 53 percent of millennials are against the building of the wall.
5. Insulting women
Trump has said many hateful things about women. He called out former Republican candidate Carly Fiorina by insulting her face. He has a continued feud with Megyn Kelly, a Fox News reporter. After making the remarks about Kelly’s blood “coming from wherever,” many women trolled him on Twitter about their periods.
6. The Abortion Flip-Flop
Trump’s has flip-flopped on his abortion stance. In 1999, he said he was pro-choice, but he didn’t like the “concept” of abortion. Now, he says he is pro life. Six in ten millennials believe abortion should be legal in all or most cases.
7. Gay Marriage
Trump has said that he will take away gay marriage so he can “unify” the country again. He wants to overrule the historic Supreme Court ruling from last summer. Many people, including millennials, are now in favor of gay marriage.
8. Mocking Disabled People
Trump mocked a reporter with a disability at one of his rallies. Millennials are a lot more likely to know people with disabilities than other generations, and are more likely to support rights for folks with disabilities. If you haven’t seen Trump’s awful display, the video’s at the end of the article.
9. His Healthcare Plan
Like the other Republican candidates, Trump wants to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA) as part of his healthcare plan. Many people are only able to afford insurance because of the ACA; this includes millennials trying to purchase their first policies.
10. Ignoring The First Amendment
He wants to open up libel laws, so people can sue the media. He also wants to shut down parts of the Internet. 58 percent of millennials believe in complete free speech, while another 40 percent believe that the only restriction should be to prevent folks from making offensive statements against minority groups in public.
Millennials will definitely make a big impact in this election if they vote. Hopefully, millennials will show up in force to the polls in November, and make their voices heard.