RuPaul’s Drag Race finalist (and apparently a political queen, too) Courtney Act has joined forces with Junkee to queery Donald Trump supporters outside of one of his rallies in Fairfield, Connecticut. What in the hell was Courtney doing? She says,
“My whole goal of going to the rally was to understand people. I didn’t want to belittle or mock them. I really wanted to have conversations and listen in the hope that we could find some common ground. What I found really surprised me.
I found them all to be likeable. I didn’t feel scared. These people weren’t filled with hate. There weren’t innately bad or wanting to cause harm. It made me feel inspired that we are not fighting an enemy that hates us; they’re just misinformed. They’re not thinking about the world beyond their own immediate needs. They haven’t researched, read several independent news sources and created informed opinions that happen to be diametrically opposed to those on the left. This isn’t about facts, it about fear. Yes, that may make them a bigger threat to the future of the free world, but my perspective was totally shifted.“
The interviews are below and to read more of Courtney’s thoughts on the race for the White House, go here.