On Giving Trump a Chance

Patriotism means to stand by the country. It does not mean to stand by the president.

– Theodore Roosevelt

The last installment of the AmericanIntelligence Squared,an organization that hosts debates on topics of the day, posited the statement “Give Trump a Chance.”

The statement seemed odd to me at first, and after listening to the installment, I can’t help but feel that the question is completely misplaced. What exactly does it mean to ‘give Trump a chance?’

Trump has his chance whether I give it to him or not. He is in the White House, he has a Republican Senate and a Republican House, and soon he will succeed in placing Neil Gorsuch on the Supreme Court restoring the hard-right lean of that court. All three branches are either in Trump’s direct control or solidly in support of him and his policies.

Just as I won’t join the “Not My President” people, another meaningless statement that shows nothing more than aggressive denial on the part of the people who use it.

No. Trump is president. For better or worse, he is my president. He has his chance and he is taking it right now.

What these statements do NOT mean. Acknowledging

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