Politics

The Trump Op-Ed, And How to Talk to Your Family About It.

Trying to make people see the insanity is hard. Very hard... But giving up shouldn't be the answer.

Once again, the people of the United States are given a glimpse into the inner workings of the White House in 2018. Once again, an anonymous source is telling the nation what we all (or most of us, anyway) already know.

Shit is broken at the top.

This isn’t the first time, and it certainly won’t be the last, that we hear these kinds of things. Anybody who has been paying attention to this administration knows that there have been warning signs from the start. I still get a good chuckle out of thinking back to the first reports that advisors had to resort to pictures in order to get Trump to pay attention during intelligence briefings. While that news came as a warning sign for many of us, it was simply swept under the rug by far too many people on the right.

This, too, shall find its way into the dustbin of Trump History.

We’ve seen this movie before, though. Yet one more instance of something that “would’ve ruined any other president.” But this won’t be the drama that brings this circus to an end either. Trump has already gone to his favorite outlet, Twitter, and did his normal ranting and raving, calling people names, and generally acting anything but presidential.

If you want to be seen as the rational one, then be rational.

So what do liberals do at this point? Should they all just give up? Realize that there is no beating this guy and get ready for six more years of this garbage? Cave in and start worshipping this guy like many conservatives claim we should?

No.

No, we keep on fighting. We remember. We explain to our friends and family who still support Trump that this is not okay. We do it rationally, and we don’t call people names.

Once again… DON’T CALL PEOPLE NAMES!

If you want to be seen as the rational one, then be rational. Don’t go off ranting and raving like the very thing you’re fighting against. Stay calm and reasonable. Explain to them that it is concerning that many top officials for Trump don’t trust his decision-making skills. Explain to them that, at this point, it’s getting a little ridiculous to believe that there is some big conspiracy against the man, and it’s about time to consider the idea that maybe, just maybe, he’s not fit for the presidency.

I know, I know.

It’s not an easy conversation. You won’t win the debate most likely. Your Trump supporting loved ones will go off about the liberal media and fake news and that Trump is the greatest president of all time and we are just a bunch of butt-hurt liberals who are still mad that he won.

Let them say it. Don’t correct their grammar. Don’t give them any fuel to use against you. Once they start freaking out, just leave the conversation. Say something along the lines of, “So… if you’re just going to talk shit then I’m not going to debate you anymore.” And walk away. Turn off notifications for that post. Put your phone down and take a walk. This does a very important thing; they look crazy, and you look sane.

Just don’t let them get to you. Don’t stop being the voice of reason. Don’t stop fighting, and don’t forget any of this. All of this is not normal, and this is not okay.

Tigers Fighting
“I understand your position but I strongly disagree!”

Elections are coming up. There are people out there who are still on the fence about many varied issues. They don’t read articles about Trump. They don’t know every detail about what’s going on. But they have Facebook and Twitter. They see these posts and tweets. They hear the arguments. And for a person who is on the fence, the side that looks less crazy will be the side that gets their vote.

Just don’t let them get to you. Don’t stop being the voice of reason. Don’t stop fighting, and don’t forget any of this. All of this is not normal, and this is not okay.

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