Every day in New York City, the streets are packed in some parts of the town with anti-Trump protesters marching and congregating to protest one of a dozen policies they have chosen to complain about for the day.
In a city that loved the idea of Hillary Clinton as president, being a Trump supporter – and there are quite a few – can be intimidating.
Glenn Nocera and Batya Goldberg, both from Brooklyn, feel that way. Nocera said, “It feels like, sometimes, you’re at the Alamo, you’re outnumbered.”
Nocera has had eggs thrown at his house and has been “de-friended” by many of his friends on Facebook.
According to Nocera, his brother, who had a Trump flag on his car, received a letter from a stranger telling him that “he is an embarrassment to the city.”
Batya Goldberg is the president of the Brooklyn Teen Republican Club and has found herself in a precarious position because she supports Trump.
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Goldberg said, “Sometimes I feel intimidated, peer pressured, to support the opposing party, the Democratic candidates, and to be against Trump sanctions.”
Both Nocera and Goldberg have developed their own way of dealing with the intimidations.
Nocera likes to take things in stride, with a much lighter outlook, saying, “I try to find humor in things. At the end of the day, we can’t hate each other. At the end of the day, we’re all Americans. We have a difference in opinions on things and that’s fine.”
Goldberg, who is only 16, stands fast to her convictions, and said, “I try to stay true to my opinions because at the end of the day, what we think is what defines us and it’s important to stick to that.”
Clinical psychologist, Dr. Michael Brustein offered this advice, “I think it’s important to do a self-inventory and look at your own values and see if they coincide with your decision. By doing that process, it can help give you more confidence.”
H/T: Fox News
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