Chris Love, 50, describes himself, above all, as a constitutionalist who often re-reads the Federalist Papers. The Trump supporter, who voted at the Rick Case Honda dealership in South Florida, said he owns a firearms academy and is confident the country will get past the campaign’s contentious rhetoric, despite the fault lines exposed.
“It’s gotten to the point where we only see black, white, gay, straight, Jew, gentile. We need to move past this tribalism,” he said. “When I look around, I see citizens of a great nation. That’s what the framers saw. They were brilliant. But it seems the Democrats and Republicans have to hate each other. They’re no longer American, they’re Democrats or Republicans.”
What of his candidate’s rhetorical style? “He’s like that doctor with the horrible bedside manner,” Love said. “He tells you 90 percent of your arteries are clogged. You need to change your lifestyle or die. By being blunt, he’s saving your life.”