We do know what Trump did and we know why. Trump has been very clear about his opinions about Muslims and what he wants to do about them.

As a Muslim, I’ve been very careful to listen to what he says about Muslims. And his target has always been those who are ostensibly members of my religion who wish to do me and you harm. I know I am not one of those people, and so I do not take his statements personally. Nor do my relatives in Syria, Lebanon, Turkey, and the KSA. That’s why the outcry from “muslim nations” on this has been relatively muted, other than the one who is a state sponsor of terrorism, and from ISIS. Muslim nations know they’d do the same thing in a heartbeat if the situations were reversed.

I’ve heard this analogy before.

Good for you. No analogy is perfect. Let’s not waste time quibbling with it.

We are where we are. If the President is as flawed as all of us (including the vast majority of his own supporters) recognize he is, then the logical thing to do is roll up our sleeves, put our emotions aside, and focus on being effective citizens and civil servants. Oppose him when you must, support him when he earns it.

“Resisteverything” inevitably makes the outcomes of the Trump presidency worse than if the government were just managed responsibly.

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Data Driven Econophile. Muslim, USA born. Been “woke” 2x: 1st, when I realized the world isn’t fair; 2nd, when I realized the “woke” people are full of shit.

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