Trump: I thought your presidency would be a disaster: It’s worse. This Thanksgiving I’m thankful that as long as I have a heartbeat, I and millions of caring, loving humans will resist you.
Resistance to Trump’s weakening of the republic, coarsening of culture, assault on truth, his erosion of our values is as urgent today as it was last Thanksgiving. Actually resistance is more urgent. What’s changed since last Thanksgiving? Trump is still a sexist, bigoted, bullying, self-important piece of human detritus. But now all of the worst of Trump has the force of the American presidency.
This Thanksgiving the legitimacy of Trump’s presidency is in question– the corruption of his administration is not. Trump (as Charles Blow writes in the New York Times) is a stain, “an international embarrassment” with the same little fingers with which he compulsively tweets close to the nuclear codes.
This Thanksgiving Trump’s targeted attacks continue on historically marginalized populations as a political ploy to secure the support of the racists, misogynists and homophobes. This Thanksgiving America sees the way that Trump attacks N.F.L. players protesting police violence, while he encourages police officers to be more violent. The old American spirit of violent racism and genocide is alive in the White House.
This Thanksgiving Americans know Trump’s “Justice” Department is returning to rigid, racially skewed drug policies that helped to fuel mass incarceration– “the new Jim Crow,” while also boosting the disgusting reliance on private FOR-PROFIT prisons.
This Thanksgiving Americans see the horrible obvious contrast between the way Trump talked about and treated hurricane victims in Texas versus Puerto Rico.
So… This Thanksgiving give thanks for the resistance!
This Thanksgiving we know that Trump is virulently hostile to people who are not white and non-Christian. That’s not a statement of opinion but a statement of oft-demonstrated fact. This Thanksgiving give thanks for the resistance!
On Thanksgiving Trump’s a threat to the LGBTQ community & transgender Americans with bans on trans people in the military, rescinding protections for trans students & Justice Department ban on protecting trans workers. This Thanksgiving give thanks for the resistance!
As his Thanksgiving gift to America, Trump the Groper Molester just threw the weight of the presidency of the United States behind Roy Moore the Alleged Pedophile. This Thanksgiving give thanks for the resistance!
This Thanksgiving Trump not only doesn’t respect women, he doesn’t listen to women. This Thanksgiving give thanks for the resistance!
This Thanksgiving Trump remains a pathological liar sucking up to anyone who even pretends to love him be they 9/11-funding Saudis or the Facebook-using Russian agents or alt-right Bannon-racists. This Thanksgiving give thanks for the resistance!
This Thanksgiving we do not accept the legitimacy of The Liar. If you agree, please consider giving my new book Letter to Lucy-a Manifesto of Creative Redemption—In the Age of Trump, Fascism and Lies as a gift to someone and spread the word.
Trump is unacceptable in every possible way.
We must continue to resist him with defiance.
We must Take Back the House in 2018!
This Thanksgiving let’s recommit ourselves to whatever-it-takes-resistance.
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