When I Say “Trump Is Not My President”

There’s some iffy thinking floating around. For example, I came across this statement today:

“To all the snowflakes who say Trump is not your president….who is? Trump IS your president. Too bad!!!!”

Well, first of all, it is of course ad hominem to call people “snowflakes.” This is an obvious attempt to denigrate people–and that’s just a shame.

Now, that’s not to say people who are leftist don’t call names. They do. And it’s ad hominem when they do it, too.

But let’s get back to analyzing this statement. What does it mean when people say “Trump is not my President?”

They are clearly not saying he is not President of the United States. Obviously, he is.

When I say “Trump is not my President,” I mean he and his policies don’t represent me. I mean that he is not speaking for me. I mean his ideologies are not in line with who I am–and they never will be.

Why might I say that?

Well, first, he attempts to destroy the free press by constantly attacking legitimate news sources as “fake news.”

Second, he uses divide and conquer strategies, like pitting Americans against each other (hint, hint, original poster), in order to consolidate power and deflect criticism from himself.

Third, like a Banana Republic, he hires family and incompetent people to fill key positions.

These are just a very few reasons why I say “Trump is not my President.” His outlook on basically everything is not in line with my outlook.

Am I saying that he is not the current President? Nope. Not at all. I live with the unfortunate reality that he is indeed the President.

As for the “snowflake” comment, see my post from yesterday. Sticks and stones, my friends. Sticks and stones.


Author: Jennifer Lawson

Philosopher. That is all.

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