Samuel Donner, a self-described “liberal,” claimed this week that he went to a Donald Trump event recently to determine whether he could make friends and find “common ground.”
Donner said to broadcaster Steve Doocy, “Growing up in Los Angeles, you expect these events are going to be, like, incredibly violent.”
Instead, the beaming Donner found that the situation was the exact reverse.
What took place?
According to Fox News, Donner’s TikTok profile is named “100NewFriends,” and that was his goal when he attended a recent Trump event in Tennessee: to see if he could chat to rally goers and make 100 new friends.
Donner told the cable network that it ended up being much simpler than he had anticipated. “I was utterly astonished that people would approach me and truly want to be friends with me.”
In one video, Donner says, “Going in, I was anticipating anger, but I really received a lot of compassion.” He recorded other recordings of his interactions at the demonstration on his TikTok profile.
Donner and a buddy were even asked by a Trump supporter to attend her Bible study, where they “received great warmth.”
Doocy was informed by Donner that he “wanted to test” the possibility of entering what he believed to be the most hostile situation possible.
“I was really anxious when I entered. The entire time, I felt a pit in my stomach,” he admitted to the “Fox & Friends” host. However, there was no need for his anxiety, as Trump supporters greeted him with wide arms and responded, “yes to friendship.”
Fox News said that Donner claimed in one footage that his experiences at the event challenged his preconceptions about Trump supporters and altered the way he saw America.
Donner told the cable network, “We’re simply trying to establish common ground amongst humanity. And I believe that, in the end, people have a lot more in common than we are told to believe. You may actually discover where that common ground is if you can start those talks.”
Donner’s revelation was surely not the first time a left-winger has learned that Trump fans are not at all as violent as the media portrays them to be.
Karlyn Borysenko stated in 2020 that she was “a Democrat who believed that everyone who supported Trump was a bigot. I tried very hard to silence their voices from my spaces by unfriending or banning anybody who mentioned their support of him, no matter how little their comments, since I believed they were disgusting (yes, even despicable).”
She then went to a Trump rally, where she learned, like Donner, that most of his followers are decent people. The issue? Leftists blasted her when she revealed her pro-Trump findings.