economicnoise.com / Monty Pelerin / August 20, 2017
I don’t think I have seen a better explanation as to why they hate Trump than this one prepared by Evan Sayet. Rarely do I agree with a piece as much as this one. Sure, there are some minor issues to quibble with (the so-called collegiality of John McCain and the failure to explore the reasons for the Republican #NeverTrumpers, etc.) but these are minor in comparison to the accuracy and clarity in which he dealt with the media and the Left. The Trump approach and its popularity is not difficult to understand when put into the context of Americans and their history.
Why They Hate Trump
The simple answer to why they hate Trump is that Trump fights. And that is the appropriate title for Mr. Sayet’s article:
My Leftist friends (as well as many ardent #NeverTrumpers constantly ask me if I’m not bothered by Donald Trump’s lack of decorum. They ask if I don’t think his tweets are “beneath the dignity of the office.” Here’s my answer:
We Right-thinking people have tried dignity. There could not have been a man of more quiet dignity than George W. Bush as he suffered the outrageous lies and politically motivated hatreds that undermined his presidency. We tried statesmanship. Could there be another human being on this earth who so desperately prized “collegiality” as John McCain? We tried propriety – has there been a nicer human being ever than Mitt Romney? And the results were always the same.
This is because, while we were playing by the rules of dignity, collegiality and propriety, the Left has been, for the past 60 years, engaged in a knife fight where the only rules are those of Saul Alinsky and the Chicago mob.