Does the president speak for himself or all Americans? | The Tylt

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When asked about President Trump's commitment to American values, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson made waves after he stated "the President speaks for himself" in a Fox News interview. Many have rejected President Trump and don't believe he represents America. But others argue that, as President of the United States, Trump is the spokesperson for all Americans. What do you think?

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In an interview with Chris Wallace, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson was questioned about America's commitment to its values of inclusion and tolerance in the midst of President Trump's failure to unequivocally condemn bigotry in Charlottesville. Tillerson was careful to differentiate between "the American people's values" and President Trump's values, claiming Trump "speaks for himself."

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Critics of President Trump echoed Secretary Tillerson's remarks, reiterating the president does not speak for America due to his failed leadership.

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Others claimed President Trump only speaks for his supporters, not all Americans.

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But not everyone believes that the president doesn't speak for America. Back in 2012, President Obama made it clear that he represented the whole country, not just himself or his supporters.

One of the things I learned as president is you represent the entire country. If you want to be president, you have to work for everyone.
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And on election night, Trump promised to serve as president of all Americans, not just those who voted for him.

"I pledge to every citizen of our land that I will be president for all Americans, and this is so important to me."
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But many contend that while the president should speak for America, President Trump does not.

FINAL RESULTS
Politics
Does the president speak for himself or all Americans?
A festive crown for the winner
#StillNotMyPresident
#TrumpSpeaksForUs