Do people need to give Trump a chance? | The Tylt
Bernie Sanders made headlines last night when he urged Democrats against totally obstructing President-elect Donald Trump's agenda. Many on the left excoriated Sanders for being willing to collaborate with the enemy. Others agreed that total obstruction is not in the country's best interests, and argued Democrats need to put country first and be open to working with the president. What do you think?
Do people need to give Trump a chance?
Even Hillary Clinton, the day after her defeat, urged Americans to give Trump a chance.
In a column addressed directly to Trump, New York Times columnist Charles M. Blow scoffed at the idea of making nice with the President-elect:
Let me tell you here where I stand on your “I hope we can all get along” plea: Never.
You are an aberration and abomination who is willing to do and say anything—no matter whom it aligns you with and whom it hurts—to satisfy your ambitions.
I have not only an ethical and professional duty to call out how obscene your very existence is at the top of American government; I have a moral obligation to do so.
If comedian Dave Chappelle can give Donald Trump a chance, why can't the rest of the country give it a try?
Many on the left see "giving Trump a chance" as appeasing bigotry, xenophobia, and fascism. They say his agenda is already so toxic and dangerous it must be opposed every step of the way.
I wanted to give Trump a chance to not be a complete moron, but that ship has sailed. He's already proven to be way worse than I imagined.— Chelsea Handler (@chelseahandler) January 7, 2017
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