When summing up her thoughts about Donald Trump supporters, Evelyn McConnell simply said they have “a real lack of empathy.”
It was a sentiment shared by others among the dozen or so protesters who gathered outside the Republican Party presidential nominee’s rally at the Blair County Convention Center in Allegheny Township on Friday. Members of the group referred to him as a “fear-monger,” “racist,” and even a “fascist.”
“I honestly feel really sorry for Trump supporters because I honestly just think they don’t know,” McConnell, an Altoona resident, said.
“They don’t know how they hurt us, and, if they do, they don’t care, and I think that’s really just a real lack of empathy.”