WASHINGTON Thousands of people on Twitter are following along as people who voted for President-elect Donald Trumpbegin to question their decision.
Im starting to feel like the biggest blunder of my young 23 years of life has been voting for[ Trump ], Joseph Richardson tweeted on Nov. 21.
His post aimed up being retweeted last week by an account called Trump Regrets, which Trump adversaries watch to delight in watching people come around to their sentiment. Richardson heard from some of them a few who said the election result was his faulting, other persons who thanked him for admitting his blunder.
All of it was a bit unsettling, he said afterward, although he knew that social media made his views public. He doesnt like Trumps Cabinet pickings or thevery childish behaviour he exhibited at a press conference last week. And he does regret his referendum. Sort of.
If I went back now Id likely still vote for Trump because I couldnt vote for Hillary[ Clinton ], he said, adding that he found Libertarian nominee Gary Johnsons fiscal policies weaker than Trumps. I still think Trump would be the very best nominee. Id still regret it. Id vote for him again but Id still regret it.
The Huffington Post talked to six Trump voters whose posts aimed up on the Trump Regrets account. Many of them said they felt the president-elect had transgressed his promises aboutdraining the swamp and prosecuting Democratic opponent Hillary Clinton. Others wish he would just stop tweeting. But like Richardson, they said they still wouldnt choose Clinton if they could go back to Election Day.
I dont necessarily regret my selection, said a man named Bill, who would like to request that his last name be withheld to prevent more Twitter backlash. I regret that we didnt have better options as a country.
Bill presented up on the Trump Regrets account for a post asking the president-elect to stop tweeting. He has since deleted his original tweet he was getting tired of the ire coming his route on Twitter, which he largely uses to post about athletics.
Bill said he would like Trump to act more like President Barack Obama, who he voted against twice but considers an extremely honorable man who served the country fantastically.
That was Trumps whole thing: Were going to clean up Washington, were going to drain the swamp. The swamp is full again. Its actually fuller. Scott Ford
Andrew, a 48 -year-old who also asked that his last name be withheld, said he expects there will be epic, Teapot Dome type of scandals under Trump and does not suppose the president-elect has done enough to sever himself from his businesses. Andrew considers himself a libertarian fiscally conservative, socially liberal and said he voted for Obama twice. He struggled with whom to vote for until Election Day, but ultimately simply didnt like Clinton on domestic policy as much as he liked Trump.
Andrew said he unhappiness voting for Trump a little bit.
Time will tell if Im really going to start slamming my head against the wall and running, Oh my goodness, what did I do? Andrew said.
Scott Grayban, 52, said he virtually blew a gasket when Trump appointed his son-in-law, Jared Kushner, as a senior adviser to the White House. Its not regret that I voted for Trump, its regret that Trump isnt with the people who have experience, Grayban said.
He was disillusioned yet again over Trumps mind-boggling dismissal of intelligence reports about Russia attempting to influence the election. Grayban said he anxieties there might be some sort of business or personal ties between Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin, and that his family members could be helping to cover them up.
Im thinking, Oh, God, you cant be this stupid, he said of watching Trumps response to Russia interfering in the election. But then I started to think, wait a second, perhaps hes got some kind of side deal going on with Putin that we dont know about.
Erica Baguma, a 23 -year-old Canadian woman, generated the Trump Regrets Twitter account. She said she was fascinated by Trump supporters because shes never met one in person.
When Trump announced he wouldnt be pursuing an investigation of Clintons emails, I was surprised by the backlash from his base, she said. I started this account because I realized that the tweets by people starting to regret voting for Trump could tell me a great deal about what was important to his voters.
Bob Huff, 60, is one of those Trump voters who was outraged when hesaid he wasnt going to follow through with his vow to pursue an investigation into Clintons handling of sensitive emails Typical politician infringe promises, as he set it in a tweet that aimed up on Trump Regrets.
I would still vote for Trump over Hillary any day of the week, Huff said. I simply wish he would follow through on all of the promises he made.
Scott Ford said he wishes he had just skipped voting for president wholly, rather than casting his ballot for Trump. Ford said he voted for Democrat for 18 years and supported Sen. Bernie Sanders( I-Vt .) in the primary against Clinton. During the general election, he went back and forth on who to support. Ultimately, he choice Trump, and has gotten sorrow from friends and strangers for doing so.
Now he is concerned about Trumps Cabinet pickings, including former Exxon Mobil Corp. CEO Rex Tillerson for secretary of state and Sen. Jeff Sessions( R-Ala .) for attorney general.
I really thought this was going to be an election that was going to[ generate] change, Ford said. That was Trumps whole thing: Were going to clean up Washington, were going to drain the swamp. The swamp is full again. Its actually fuller.
Amanda Terkel contributed reporting.
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