Did the Duggars vote for Donald Trump on Tuesday? The result of the U.S. presidential election has shocked the world and has sent half the country’s population into stunned silence. Many outlets are contributing “working class whites” in the Rust Belt for Donald Trump’s success. Does that mean the Duggar family members leaned towards the Republican candidate?
Counting On stars have avoided politics on their shows as much as they could. Even when Josh Duggar was caught using Ashley Madison — a website for extramarital affairs — and was charged with molestation charges, the family immediately turned the media focus to their two girls, Jill and Jessa, to continue the family’s story in public. Their family, faith, Arkansas, were all that mattered to them.
So it was a little out of line when Jill Duggar took to Instagram to send a rather confusing message to her fans. While most people assumed that the Duggars’ ideologies fell in line with that of Donald Trump’s, Jill’s post about the elections made Counting On fans wonder if the younger Duggars have a differing view.
The 25-year-old mother of one was the only member of the Duggar family to make a post that was even vaguely about the presidential elections this year. And the message she chose for her post was quite surprising to her fans.
Her caption — “Don’t let others vote for you! #getoutandvote” — is a rather standard message that both the Democrats and Republicans have been sending out in the weeks leading up to the elections. The surprising thing is that she chose a quote from Martin Luther King Jr., a renowned civil rights leader, to represents her views.
Knowing that Donald Trump alienated many of the minorities during his campaign, Jill Duggar choosing a leader that died while fighting the rights of Blacks hints towards the Duggar family may not be united under one ideology.
But other Duggars like Jana, Jessa, and Jinger have chosen not to get too political on their social media in 2016. The Duggar Family Instagram’s last post has been about Jessa’s birthday and celebrating the wedding of Jinger and Jeremy Vuolo. Jinger is currently on her honeymoon with Jeremy in Australia and Jana, who does not have a social media account of her own, has not spoken out about anything political.
Other members of the Duggar clan have been busy focusing on other aspects of life. Jessa and Ben Seewald had multiple things to celebrate this past week, which included Jessa’s birthday, their baby son Spurgeon’s first birthday, and the wedding of Jinger and Jeremy.
Playing the role of maid of honor at Jinger’s wedding, while being pregnant, definitely kept Jessa busy this week.
“At about 27 weeks along, pregnant Jessa Duggar, 24, showed up to her little sister, Jinger Duggar’s, 22, wedding on Nov. 5 looking fabulous and healthy,” reports Hollywood Life. “The Counting On star, who’s married to Ben Seewald, 21, flaunted her baby bump in a delicate magenta lace gown as she was one of Jinger’s bridesmaids along with their older sister Jill, 25.”
Jana also has preoccupations of her own as she tries to get her life figured out as the oldest unmarried female Duggar.
“There have been different guys who have come along and asked, but they haven’t been, I don’t know, the right one,” she revealed, according to Radar Online. “It can be tempting, like, ‘Oh, I really want to be married,’ because in those moments, your siblings that are married and have little ones are going on dates and doing their thing. It’s like this weird in-between stage. I’m not a younger one, but I’m not an older, married one with kids.”
Do you think Jill’s post about voting shows a split in the Duggar family’s approach to Donald Trump, or do you think Duggars were the typical “working class whites” that helped him win this election? Let us know in the comments below!
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