Donald Trump’s election campaign created a stir in the U.S. politics and now his presidency is not only affecting the United States politically but is affecting families personally as well.
Gayle McCormick, 73, separated from her husband, Bill McCormick, of 22 years because he is a Trump supporter. The retired California prison guard said she was stunned to learn about her husband’s political views.
“It totally undid me that he could vote for Trump. I felt like I had been fooling myself. It opened up areas between us I had not faced before. I realized how far I had gone in my life to accept things I would have never accepted when I was younger,” she said.
McCormick said she found out about her husband’s political stance when he casually mentioned during a lunch with friends that he planned to vote for Trump.
However, he changed his mind about Trump and wrote in Newt Gingrich on his ballot paper, but by that time it was too late.
McCromick says that she took such a harsh step because she didn’t want to spend the rest of her life arguing and explaining her position. She recently settled down in her place at Washington and the couple has mutually agreed to not get divorced because they are “too old for that.”
And of course, Twitter reacted to the unusual decision and praised the wife for it:
@VibeMagazine Good! She did the right thing. That takes so much strength.— Amy Rose Winchester (@SushiRollPhan) February 7, 2017
@VibeMagazine queen— miss gio baby (@giolololol) February 8, 2017
@VibeMagazine wow!!!!— Snoop_favrs_me (@babeecakes20) February 7, 2017
This is not the only family whose personal relationships have suffered from the divisive elections. According to a poll, 39 percent of people had argued with a friend or a family member over politics and 16 percent have stopped talking to a friend or family member because of different political views.
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