Why people say Trump is “Not my president” and what that really means.
Many are using the phrase “Not My President” to describe their new relationship with Donald Trump. Similarly but for opposite reasons – right wingers coined the term while referring to Obama throughout his term as POTUS and is not unique to left wingers.
That being said the conservative right is on an ego tirade via social media. Trolling those who support the “Not My President” hashtags and ideology. Almost as if republicans forgot their own history with the phrase.
What republicans need to realize is that what was true than for them is now true for us. Because Obama was never their president by their obscure moral code and reasoning. Republicans used every dirty tactic politics has to offer to block the social and structural changes the Obama administration fought to make. And now the right can be sure the left will not be making anything easy for the them in the coming term.
Most right wingers say “Well Actually he is your president, whether you like it or not” Others might post a snarky meme. But the sad thing is… Conservatives are unsurprisingly missing the point… A literal take on the phrase “Not my president” might be an obvious one – to someone with the emotional intelligence of a 5 year old…
The meme above expresses the lack of awareness the right exudes. In a literal sense, of course Trump is now the President of the United States. But you have to be a fool to think anyone means that in a literal sense when they say “Not My President”
The meme above says “Stronger together” – I think most would agree that building a WALL defeats and purpose of “Togetherness”
What does a president do? A president leads our nation and the people. They make decisions that reflect on our nation and people. A president creates laws and affects social change and opportunities – or lack thereof. While influencing who will be affecting change in our political system far after their term is over.
When someone says that Trump is not their president they mean they do not condone the acts he commits. They do not condone the vulgar people he has given power positions to. They do not condone Racism, Misogyny, Homophobia, Corrupt business practices.. Trump’s actions do not and will not reflect on the personal moral systems we live by. If Trump enacts law that is racist, hurts the poor, middle class, minorities. We will not support it or abide by it in anyway. If Trump decides to outlaw specific minorities. He is not our president. We will not follow such laws and will fight back against tyranny. We do not accept an alt right ideology for America.
Saying “Not my president” means we are taking a moral stance against the atrocities the Trump administration will commit. The vulgarities Trump and those he’s given power to have already committed.
So before you let some sociopath hold a magnet above your moral compass and convince you that Trump is your president regardless how you feel about it. Just remember what that really means to you. And what conservatives are too dense to realize.
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