Donald Trump's College Supporters Call Themselves 'The New Counterculture'By Emily Marks
While majority of college students voted for Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, there are some who continues to support Donald Trump. In a time of devastation for many, they rejoice in triumph.
In an election forecast, it was reported that Donald Trump was losing the vote of college degree-holders. A survey by the Pew Research Center revealed that Clinton had a 23-percentage-point lead over Trump among registered voters who have earned at least a college degree.
Moreover, data from polls found that Trump may be the first Republican nominee to lose among white, college-educated voters in 60 years. There is a great divide among voters. Clinton's supporters are those who value college education while Trump's supporters rally about not having manufacturing jobs in the nation anymore.
The 2016 U.S. election results came as a shock for many Americans. It is still being talked about today. Recently, Green Day just slammed Trump at the 2016 American Music Awards saying, "No Trump, no KKK, no fascist U.S.A."
According to BuzzFeed News, Trump's college supporters see themselves as "underground rebels." Apparently, they want to fight a destructive epidemic of political correctness.
"It's the new counterculture," Jared, an undergraduate who wore a suit and tie to a recent meeting of the University of Delaware College Republicans, said. "It's the equivalent of being a hippie protesting at Kent State," he added, referring to the Vietnam War protest in 1970.
Andrew Lipman, a senior at the school and chairman of the Delaware Federation of College Republicans, criticized the University of California - Berkeley for straying from what it was known for. Before, the institution was iconic for its free-speech protests. Now, though, it has become known for "silencing conservative speech, because it's considered hateful."
"If they could talk about it with their friends they might not feel a need to come here [to the College Republicans] and talk about it, but they don't have that outlet," Lipman added. "They feel like they're being silenced."