Over the weekend some people, mostly Trump supporters, have argued that Trump should be given a chance. Okay, Obama said it too, maybe first, but what choice did he have? Anything else would have been tantamount to declaring an insurrection. (Which isn’t a bad idea, but I’ll save that for another post.)

They’re protesting the protesters, complaining it’s too early to complain.

The question is, give Trump a chance to do what? Make good on his racist, xenophobic, protectionist, plutocratic promises? Why would we give anyone a chance to do that?

What Trumpists, and Obama I suspect, really mean is: give him a chance to go back on every promise he ever made and do reasonable things instead.

When reminded how often Trump lies (i.e., whenever his lips are moving) his supporters (who supported him because he wasn’t a politician) reprieved him, asserting, “All politicians lie.”

This is what they are hoping now; it’s what they always hoped: that every word that came out of his mouth was just a showman’s trick to get attention and thus votes (as if that were an honorable occupation). And when he got the job, he would do the good, decent things the American people expect their representatives to do. His spokesperson Kellyanne Conway suggested we should not judge Donald Trump by what he says, but by what is in his heart. His sociopathic, narcissistic, venal, cold, black heart.

Like that snake in the song Trump likes to refer to. Yeah, let’s give him a chance to bite us.

Author: leonardrysdyk

Leonard Rysdyk is the author of more than a dozen novels, stories, articles and poems. His work has appeared in many publications including Snow White, Blood Red, The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, Aboriginal Magazine and the New York Review of Science Fiction. A professor at Nassau Community College, he teaches literature (including science fiction), cultural history (including the history of science) and is an acknowledged innovator in the field of Computer Aided Instruction (CAI), a subject on which he has lectured and consulted.

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