Breaking news: Donald Trump has a lot of supporters. Including at least one retired nurse:
A retired nurse from North Carolina said this to @PeterAtlantic, and I think it may be the perfect quote to understand Trump's base: “Everything he says is how I feel.” https://t.co/rkAZvrXTYL pic.twitter.com/TCXnEkFdUL
— Adrienne LaFrance (@AdrienneLaF) July 18, 2019
Actress-comedian and “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” star Chelsea Peretti doesn’t know that nurse from Adam, but she knows enough to imagine:
imagine thats ur nurse and ur not a white person https://t.co/aiVJT0WwLb
— Chelsea Peretti (@chelseaperetti) July 18, 2019
What’s the point of that thought exercise? Are we supposed to assume that because she’s a Trump supporter, she wouldn’t treat non-white patients or that she’d treat them poorly?
I would be asking for another nurse
— GlassTurtle (@GlassTurtle1) July 18, 2019
She probably would refuse to take care of me since I am gay.
— Bernies Payday Loanshark For All (@jaydenc82gmail1) July 19, 2019
Me thinks she wouldn't treat a POC in the first place
— dina✨🧕🏽 (@pamsleslie) July 18, 2019
I’m 100% sure this woman treated POC and LGBTQ patients like shit. I wonder how much harm she did. Sad and infuriating.
— judes (@judesb) July 18, 2019
What’s sad and infuriating is that they’re assuming the worst about this woman without knowing anything about her other than that she is a Trump supporter.
Just a few days ago I came across a transphobic nurse who said she'd always given the best care to any trans patients. It's impossible to keep that kind of attitude out of your work.
— Logan | E.D.I.T.H. (@ToUnbecome) July 19, 2019
I’m a nurse, and this stunned me. Also stunned me as a human.
— Ann Lear (@missmulva) July 18, 2019
If you’re a nurse and are stunned by a medical professional’s ability to separate their work from their personal politics, what does that say about your ability to perform your job? Would you refuse to treat a patient if they walked in in a MAGA hat? If you’re that scared that a nurse wouldn’t properly care for her patients because of her politics, maybe you’re the one with the problem. Maybe you’re the one people should be concerned about.
I'm sure she was a professional regardless of her political beliefs
— Andrew (@Ajrivas) July 18, 2019
She would most likely do her job as she is trained to do under her license. It is awfully irresponsible to assume someone would do otherwise. Political affiliations don’t tell you about how a professional works.
— Jamie Reme (@jamiereme) July 19, 2019
Seriously. Chelsea Peretti and tweeters like her are assuming the nurse is a bigot, all while making judgments about her and other Trump supporters based on nothing but their preconceived notions about Trump supporters. That’s textbook bigotry. They are the true bigots.