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I’ve gotten a lot of grief since I decided to support Donald Trump. It’s painful. Relatives hang up my phone calls, friends no longer speak to me, I’ve been called a Coon, Sambo and Uncle Tom.

Many liberals love to smear Donald Trump and his supporters as racists. But it’s hard to say Trump is racist when he has a list of prominent black supporters such as Ben Carson, Mike Tyson, Herschel Walker, several black pastors, and the video-bloggers Diamond and Silk. They say he’s Hitler despite having a daughter, son-in-law, and an executive vice president that’s Jewish. The media lies, and people are hip to it. Why doesn’t the media show the black Trump supporters? Are they not black because they disagree with the leftist agenda?

However, despite the ostracism, I can’t deny my feelings that America is not great anymore and that Donald Trump will make America Great Again.

Trump has hired blacks and minorities to work for him. What has Bernie Sanders, Ted Cruz or Hillary Clinton done for minorities except give them false hope and empty promises?

It’s insulting to call Trump supporters low-information when the only way the Democratic Party can get people to vote for them is by offering free lunches. Some of us don’t want compensation or benefits, we want to pay our own way. It’s not the government’s responsibility to give people maternity leave and paid vacations, these conflicts should be discussed between owners and laborers. I don’t need an advocate, please don’t speak for me! If you’re not happy working at McDonald’s, quit and go to Burger King. Do what successful people do — go to school, raise your hand in class, give up the drinking and partying. Then you will be successful like Donald Trump. If you want socialism, there’s North Korea and Cuba.

Despite the baggage, I’m giving Donald Trump a chance because he has real world experience. He’s a businessman who ran companies, signed checks and knows something about the economy. Sanders, Clinton and Cruz are in the same category as Barack Obama. I don’t think they’re evil, they just don’t have real world experience. They are people who live in the cocoon of the Beltway, pontificating about Karl Marx or Friedrich Hayek while people remain starving and living on the sidewalk.

I think it’s ironic. The Democratic Party, the party of voting rights, becomes infuriated when you don’t vote for their preferred candidate. Like many Trump supporters, I didn’t care for him, I was weighing out my options. What pushed me toward him was that liberals said people should vote for Hillary because she’s a woman. It’s arrogant and insulting that race and gender are their criteria for picking candidates.

They say Trump’s violent, but if you don’t like what he has to say then take your whining butt home. No one cares about your grievances. America is the greatest country in the world. If you can’t make it here, go to Venezuela. America is for the hard-worn and rugged.

Liberals created too many namby pambies, and like Ronald Reagan, Trump isn’t going for it. He is a blessing from heaven. He is driving the moneylenders from the temple and exposing the corruption of the two-party system.

I don’t know the genesis of gridlock or dysfunction, but what I do know is that people are fed up with the two-party system. I want something different, even if I have to cast my lot with a bigot. Trump supporters are on a mission. We will not be denied. We are in a throw ‘em out mood, and on Election Day, we are going to have our day of reckoning.

Jeffery McNeil is a frequent writer and columnist for Street Sense.