Yesterday, the Electoral College officially voted Donald Trump as the 45th President of the United States of America.
Since his victory in the November 8 presidential election, Trump has flown to various cities, at his own expense, thanks his supporters in rallies attended by tens of thousands of ordinary Americans.
That is rubbing Ruth Marcus the wrong way. She’s a columnist for the Washington Post — that piece of rag which specializes in fake news. (See “Fake News: Washington Post’s CIA report that Russia intervened in elections to help Trump” and “CIA: Washington Post lied about a secret CIA report that Russia intervened in 2016 election”.)
In her Dec. 16 column, “Trump needs to get over his victory,” Marcus writes:
President-elect Donald Trump needs to heal, not revel. That is, he must work on healing the divided country he is about to lead, not continue to revel in his victory with a round of thank-you rallies.
Instead, we see: Trump griping about the political correctness of being named “person of the year.” Quieting, but not really, chants of “lock her up.” Revving up the crowd against the “very dishonest” media. Thanking African Americans who “didn’t come out to vote.” Jabbing at the “foolish” White House press secretary for daring to point out that candidate Trump had encouraged Russian hacking.
Crybaby, the Trump supporters will tweet. He won, get over it. But the president-elect is the one who seems to be having a hard time getting over it, or rising above, or inhabiting the responsibility — the majesty — of his new role. […]
Dismiss this as the griping of obsolescent elites, but regular Americans are similarly apprehensive. Majorities in a Pew Research Center poll say Trump is reckless (65 percent) and has poor judgment (62 percent). More Americans (38 percent) believe he will be a poor or terrible president than are confident (35 percent) he will be a good or great one. Crowds at Trump rallies cheer, but the country worries.
In his finest post-election moment, Trump, echoing Lincoln, vowed on election night to “bind the wounds of division.” To acknowledge citizens’ concerns and adjust accordingly is an essential, if unlikely, first step — so far missing from the president-elect’s repertoire.
Blah, blah, blah.
Go suck a lemon, Ruth Marcus!