College students who voted for Donald Trump are now requesting “safe spaces,” according to the New York Times.
Amanda Deletka, a sophomore at the University of Michigan, was “ecstatic” was Trump won the election, but her celebratory mood was dampened when she realized that, for most of her campus, Trump’s win was a cause for mourning instead:
“Nobody has died,” Ms. Delekta said. “The United States has not died. Democracy is more alive than ever. Simply put, the American people voted and Trump won.”
Conservative students who voted for Mr. Trump say that even though their candidate won, their views are not respected. Some are adopting the language of the left, saying they need a “safe space” to express their opinions — a twist resented by left-leaning protesters.
Administrators are struggling to maintain a balance between political factions. But some college presidents have entered the fray with statements that seem more sympathetic to the left, in some cases provoking a backlash.
It should go without saying that this is one extremely unusual election, and the devastation from the Left is not because a Republican candidate won. Trump has demonstrated his utter incompetence and complete lack of respect for the Constitution since the beginning of his campaign, and Americans of all political stripes have every reason to be concerned, if not terrified.
The article does not mention Delekta’s religious views (or lack thereof), but I imagine that the Jesus who preached “love your neighbor as yourself” would have wept at her decision and that of the 81% of evangelicals who followed her lead.
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