What to Tell People Who Say You Have to Accept Donald Trump’s Presidency Now

Seth Millstein writes at Bustle:

“Here’s what you can say to people who tell you that you have to accept Donald Trump: I accept that Trump is the president. But I condemn his unabashed bigotry, and his hateful comments about women, Muslims, Hispanics, and other marginalized groups. I condemn him for mocking Serge Kovaleski, and for welcoming white supremacists into his administration. I condemn him for running a campaign based on division and for lying to the American people. I condemn his inability to admit personal fault. I condemn his lack of intellectual curiosity and his disrespect for American norms and values. On the most fundamental level, I condemn Trump as a human being.
. . .

“Still, I accept that Trump is the president. And I despise him, reject everything he stands for, wish he hadn’t won and sincerely hope that he fails in implementing his policy proposals.

“But I don’t deny that he occupies the White House. And that might be the only common ground I find with Trump supporters over the next four years.”

(Read his whole essay here.)

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