Don­ald Trump con­fuses be­ing pres­i­dent with be­ing king

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By D’ANNE WITKOWSKI

Hey, so how is ev­ery­body do­ing to­day? Feel­ing op­ti­mistic about the fu­ture? If the tar­get au­di­ence for this col­umn was KKK mem­bers and fans, the an­swer would be, “Heil yes!” Be­cause they got their man in the White House! Faced with the choice be­tween a woman with ex­pe­ri­ence and in­tel­li­gence, and a com­pletely un­qual­i­fied man who doesn’t like brown peo­ple, ladies, or think­ing very much, Amer­ica es­sen­tially told Hil­lary Clin­ton to go make Don­ald Trump a sand­wich.

LGBTQ Amer­i­cans have a very un­cer­tain fu­ture ahead of us be­cause Trump is filling his ad­min­is­tra­tion full of LGBTQ foes. Not to men­tion the fact that Vice Pres­i­dent-elect Mike Pence is one of the most anti-gay elected of­fi­cials ever. And he’s the guy in charge of pick­ing who’s go­ing to work for Trump. And so far it also looks like Pence is go­ing to ac­tu­ally be the guy run­ning the coun­try.

Which is why it re­ally doesn’t mat­ter that Trump said that he’s “fine” with mar­riage equal­ity and con­sid­ers it “set­tled.” Keep in mind that Trump has said he’s against same-sex mar­riage and dur­ing his cam­paign said that he’d ap­point Supreme Court jus­tices that would over­turn the rul­ing.

If any­thing, Trump’s an­swer is fur­ther proof that he has no idea how govern­ment works and that he has be­ing pres­i­dent con­fused with be­ing king. Pres­i­dent Trump doesn’t get to pick and choose which cases are heard be­fore the Supreme Court or how they will be set­tled.

Trump is NOT a nor­mal pres­i­dent, and Amer­i­cans who be­lieve in jus­tice and equal­ity and think that di­ver­sity is a thing to be cel­e­brated – not a prob­lem to be solved – have an obli­ga­tion to re­sist and to speak out. And I don’t mean just re-Tweet­ing the crazy shit Trump says with a “WTF?” at­tached to it. Get out of your houses and vol­un­teer your time to or­ga­ni­za­tions who work for what you be­lieve in. Send them your money. We can’t af­ford to re­treat.

Do not shut up. Do not give up. Do not lose hope. But do fight like hell.

Don­ald Trump

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