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Donald Trump attracted voters by promising a drastic change to politics. Those promises came in many forms: keeping immigrants out, keeping government small, and most of all, “draining the swamp” that he saw as corrupt government. However, in the days after the election, many Trump supporters have been disillusioned with his choices and are voicing regret for their votes. And one Tumblr is collecting them all.
The blog’s creator told Mic that they were “emotionally devastated” by the election and started the Tumblr to provide some catharsis for people who were also frustrated. “Judging by the responses to this blog, I think this ‘therapeutic’ effect is shared by the readers,” they said.
While the blog certainly provides a hefty dose of schadenfreude for those who opposed Trump all along, it’s also a depressing look at some who stand to be the biggest victims of Trump’s policies (besides Joe Walsh, because life’s been good to him so far). The tweets come from people who rely on Medicare and public education, who need jobs, who trusted Trump to have their interests at heart, and who are now dismayed that the self-described billionaire is associating himself with other elites.
Trump presented himself as unpredictable, and unpredictable is exciting. But, by nature, it can turn against you. And that’s what everyone on this Tumblr is grappling with.
Jaya Saxena is a lifestyle writer and editor whose work focuses primarily on women's issues and web culture. Her writing has appeared in GQ, ELLE, the Toast, the New Yorker, Tthe Hairpin, BuzzFeed, Racked, Eater, Catapult, and others. She is the co-author of 'Dad Magazine,' the author of 'The Book Of Lost Recipes,' and the co-author of 'Basic Witches.'