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Trump is your president, too, so better get used to it: Letter

Posted 3/29/17

The general election was in November 2016. The Electoral College cast its vote in December 2016. Donald Trump was sworn into office as the 45th president of the United States of America in January …

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Trump is your president, too, so better get used to it: Letter

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The general election was in November 2016. The Electoral College cast its vote in December 2016. Donald Trump was sworn into office as the 45th president of the United States of America in January 2017.
Donald Trump is the president of all the citizens of the United States.
It’s about three months into Trump’s term and sadly the wringing of hands, the gnashing of teeth and moaning of despair that Trump is president is still going on — and on, and on — ad nauseam.
To those who say “He is not my president,” I ask: “Who is your president?”
If Trump is not your president, then you must be a foreign national residing here in the USA. And if you are not a citizen of the USA, then it makes sense for you to claim “He is not my president!”
However, if you are a citizen of the United States and you are claiming he is not your president because your party’s candidate lost, or you feel the president’s personality rubs you the wrong way, or you feel his politics are not in line with yours, then why you just don’t say, “I don’t like Donald Trump” instead of using an irrational-juvenile sounding illogical phrase.
It seems to me there are many who believe spewing such hateful messages about a duly elected president will make a difference. The only difference made places the “not my president” claimant solidly within the pathetic cluster of whiners and complainers who are in denial and refuse to accept the reality of Jan. 20.
Therefore, as a suggestion to all the political parties whose candidate lost to Donald Trump in 2016, ask your members to stop wasting time whining and complaining about the results of an election that can’t be changed by whining and complaining and help the party focus on choosing more wisely when selecting a challenger for the next presidential election.
To beat the winner, you must be better than the winner by having more than just the braggadocio, mud-slinging, name-calling, finger-pointing and public relation spins we’ve seen from all as your political ammunition.
The next presidential election is Nov. 3, 2020. Time is ticking.

Bob Hauser

Middletown

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