The Villages in Sumter County, Florida is the largest retirement community in the world. At least one person in a household living in The Villages must be 55 or older, and no on under the age of 19 may permanently reside in The Villages.
The Villages is the spiritual and political Mecca for retired Republicans. According to Wikipedia, the racial makeup of The Villages is 98.3% White, 0.3% African American, 0.1% Native American and %1.8Hispanic.
Needless to say, residents of The Villages voted overwhelmingly for Trump. The Villages is a paradise for Republicans and they probably wish they could live forever because the diversity of heaven will be a huge letdown. Not that I’m expecting too many of these racists to be admitted through the pearly gates.
The Villages is the home of the largest veteran population anywhere in the United States that doesn’t have a military base. Nobody should be surprised that The Villages is a MAGA stronghold, and Trump has visited the retirement community numerous times.
Trump praised The Villages on Twitter today:
Congratulations to all of my many friends at The Villages in Florida on having done so well, and with such great spirit, during these rather unusual times. So proud of everyone! Mark Morse & Gary Lester have really stepped up to the plate. Hope to see everyone soon.
The residents of The Villages have not done well in reference to their response to the coronavirus pandemic. One hundred residents have tested positive for the virus after the community refused to cancel a number of events where hundreds gathered.
I have very little in common with a community of elderly white Republicans who worship the orange false Messiah, but I don’t wish them ill and I hope they will deserve to be congratulated by taking the coronavirus seriously.