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​The Presidential Election Broke This Couple Up After 22 Years Of Marriage

​The Presidential Election Broke This Couple Up After 22 Years Of Marriage

Everyone has a deal-breaker when it comes to relationships. For example, many people wouldn't go out with someone who was racist. Some women won't go out with a man who is shorter than them. Others won't go out with workaholics, some don't like people who are workshy.

Some deal-breakers are political - can you imagine a Tory and a Corbynite getting married? Would that even work? I guess they do say that opposites attract...


Usually politics is something that does come up before you commit the rest of your lives to someone - but in most cases whatever your views are, unless they're extreme then no-one really minds.

Which is why it's so surprising that politics split this couple up. But no, it wasn't a Brexit argument.

In this case, this American couple argued so much about Donald Trump that they are now no longer living together and have totally separate lives.

If there's one thing we can all agree on when it comes to The Donald - it's that he's divisive.

But for Gayle McCormick, his presidency, which is still within the first 100 days, has led to the break up of her and her husband of the last 22 years.


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At 73 years old, Gayle knows what she wants, and apparently that doesn't include being married to a trump supporter.

She told Reuters: "It totally undid me that he could vote for Trump. I felt like I had been fooling myself,

"It opened up areas between us I had not faced before. I realised how far I had gone in my life to accept things I would have never accepted when I was younger."

Gayle describes herself as a Democrat who leans towards being a Socialist - the very opposite of Donald Trump.

When her husband casually revealed over lunch to friends that he was planning to vote for Trump, she was shocked and felt it was a deal-breaker. The retired prison guard said: "It really came down to the fact I needed to not be in a position where I had to argue my point of view 24/7. I didn't want to spend the rest of my life doing that."

To be fair, arguments about politics with family are the worst. And everyone ends up saying something they regret.

In the end, her husband didn't even vote for Trump and instead submitted a write-in vote for Newt Gingrich - which didn't help matters.

They're not going to divorce, as Gayle admits they're too old to bother, but they are going to separate.


Words by Laura Hamilton

Featured Image Credit: Facebook

Topics: Break Up, Divorce, Presidential Election, Election, Donald Trump