A Lesson for Donald Trump: Protesting is Patriotic


Donald Trump is afraid of the truth. When he makes an ignorant statement, he does it in a tweet, guaranteeing that no one can ask him a question he will refuse to answer. His weak temperament requires Trump to respond to all criticism and soothe his fragile ego.

In a segment set to air on NBC’s “Meet the Press,” Representative from Georgia, John Lewis said he doesn’t “see this president-elect as a legitimate president.”

I think the Russians participated in helping this man get elected, they helped destroy the candidacy of Hillary Clinton,” Lewis told host Chuck Todd.

Lewis also testified against Trump’s nominee for Attorney General, Jeff Sessions, and revealed that he will not attend the Inauguration next Friday.

Naturally, this angered the weak-minded Trump.

“Congressman John Lewis should spend more time on fixing and helping his district, which is in horrible shape and falling apart (not to……mention crime infested) rather than falsely complaining about the election results. All talk, talk, talk – no action or results. Sad!” Trump wrote in a series of two tweets.

Of course Trump is once again denying something he hates; the truth.

Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) tweeted: “John Lewis is an icon of the Civil Rights Movement who is fearless in the pursuit of justice and equality. He deserves better than this.”

A Republican chimed in as well.

Sen. Ben Sasse (R-Neb.), a fervent Trump critic throughout the campaign, retweeted Trump, adding: “John Lewis and his “talk” have changed the world.”

Trump has never done a single thing to positively affect our nation or its people.

Sasse also urged Lewis to attend the inauguration because it is primarily a manifestation of America’s peaceful transfer of power.

Every four years I look forward to Inauguration Day, even when I disliked the president-elect. But I will refrain this year. Like Congressman Lewis, I have labeled Trump as illegitimate since November 9th, and will never accept him as my president.

One of Trump’s greatest fears are protesters. He might as well grow a tougher skin; there will be many. He must learn that protesting is one of the most patriotic events in which an American can engage.

I protest against the most immoral man in our nation daily as I write the truth. We, the American people, deserve more, and we must make our demands known. We deserve a president who is knowledgeable, intelligent, and whose morals are exemplary. We don’t deserve a white supremacist, a bigot, and a sexist.


By James Turnage


Photo courtesy of LBJ Library

Follow me on twitter; @jamesturnagenov

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