Speaking for myself, nope. My best friend voted for Trump. And my friend is a very good man. Strong moral compass. Goes out of his way to help people, and in so many ways. During the 2016 campaign, we had a couple of rather heated exchanges. We both came to an unspoken agreement to never talk politics with each other again. I've often wondered how he feels about policies that Trump has implemented that I know my friend has to be aghast at, I'm thinking specifically of environmental policies. But I will not ask him.So you hate all the Trump supporters you do know? The friends, family members or coworkers that support him? They’re all worthy of hate?
I believe, and we had a thread here about this a few years ago, that liberals and conservatives have fundamentally different psychologies. There may even be differences in brain structure. Several studies in that specific aspect. My point being that in the age old nature vs. nurture debate, some of our differences may be by nature. I grew up, and have always lived, in one of America's liberal bastions. But the rural areas of my tiny state are conservative. And it would not take much study to realize part of our great divide is in fact a rural vs. urban divide. These things I mention might be considered in trying to understand why we are living at a time when American vs American is the predominant theme.
I think Thriller does alienate those who don't share his beliefs, and it never helps to belittle or attack personally one's opponent. I know I have certainly slipped at times, in that regard. But, like it or not, politics is the art of compromise. We should regain that realization before we are literally at each other's throats.