We're 5 couples that known each other for many years and we decided to have a breakfast in a nice park. During the breakfast we spoke about the US election on a very intellectual level and one of the girls (call her Jenifer) said that she can't see another 4 years with the current president; I told her that there's a possibility that he will win and it's ok. To cut the story short - she lost it. She started attacking me on a personal level that I don't have the right to voice my opinion because I'm not a 'true' American (for the record, I wasn't born in the US but spent most of my adult life here).
Then she switched gears into calling me a moron. I kept my calm and terminated the conversation immediately telling her that the conversation is over and I see no reason to continue.
For the record, she came to apologize later on and started to cry telling me that America is not the same anymore and she has a lot of concerns with the upcoming elections. It was a crisis mode for her and I cold see the emotional turmoil she was under. I didn't say much and simply moved on.
Honestly, I get it. Politics is a very sensitive issue and on top of this there's a lot of anxiety and fear because of the pandemic and this 'blend' did no good for Jenifer.
This issue has nothing to do with my political opinions which we all entitled to have and I can defend and criticize any president as long as its on a very respectful manner.
My question: I got very offended when she tried to exclude me on the basis of my origin. If I could I would simply remove her from my 'list of friends' and move on but that would be unfair for the other couples. How can I communicate with her and explain that her attack was inappropriate and out of line.