Skip to comments.New York Times Columnist: If You Support Trump, We Can't Be Friends
Posted on 11/26/2017 2:17:22 PM PST by Kaslin
New York Times columnist Charles Blow took to Twitter Friday afternoon with a message of unity, no doubt inspired by Divine Providence after rejoicing in the Thanksgiving holiday.
Just kidding. The author of Fire Shut Up in My Bones told his followers point blank that Trump fans need not apply for friendship.
If u support Trump, we don't have anything to talk abt & we can't be friends. This isn't abt parties or ideology; This is abt right & wrong Charles M. Blow (@CharlesMBlow) November 24, 2017
He followed up his Tweet saying that Trumps lying was the cornerstone of his rejection of his political adversaries.
Lying is a foundational sin; It makes all other sins possible. Trump lies ALL THE TIME. That for me is a deal-breaker out of the gate! Charles M. Blow (@CharlesMBlow) November 24, 2017
Blow also offered a pretty lame life mantra.
This is my mantra: Equal rights for everyone, global warming is real, equal pay, #BLM, #LovesIsLove, #believewomen. And I'm anti-Trump! Charles M. Blow (@CharlesMBlow) November 24, 2017
This type of anti-Trump commentary is not that surprising for the opinion writer. In an article titled "Trump Isnt Hitler. But the Lying...", Blow wrote:
"That is the very real threat we are facing. Trump isnt necessarily a direct threat to your life unless of course you are being kept alive by health care that he keeps threatening, or if youre in Puerto Rico reeling in the wake of two hurricanes but he is very much a threat to your quality of life."
However, his thinking is delusional for multiple reasons. In his mind, mere support for the president of the United States is an affront to him as a person. Therefore, rather than find commonality with his political opponent on a variety of other issues, the easiest route for him is to cut them out of his life completely. He forgoes the possibility of converting somebody who disagrees with him because it's easier to surround himself with likeminded people.
Blow is advocating the polar opposite of one our founding fathers, Thomas Jefferson. Jefferson wrote, "I never considered a difference of opinion in politics, in religion, in philosophy, as cause for withdrawing from a friend."
What a sad life one leads when they allow political factions to seep into personal friendships.
Should be Charles M Suck!
Never trust a commie.
Was Rod Stiffington on Thanksgiving vacation?
Why would I want to be friends with a domestic enemy of the U.S.?
Sounds like he was TUI.
Tweeting under the influence.
But a liberal idiot nevertheless.
Ok by me.
Yep, I have cut my list of people I have to talk to. While I don’t promote Trump. I won’t deny him either. I generally say, I voted for him and I would vote for him again. I don’t defend him. I never say that I voted for him because he was perfect for the job. He was the perfect tool available on the bench at the time. Its like you have a cement slab that needs to be replaced. You need something big, blunt and sturdy. We got out the sledgehammer and it did the trick. Now we just need to haul away the debris.
I wasn’t your friend even before I was a Trump supporter.
And I certainly do not want to be your friend now.
With friends like the NY Slimes, who needs enemies?
Be friends with a moron? Thanks for the non-invitation.
Why do you think I have any interest in being your friend, Chuck? You flatter yourself....
Charles Blow is a human cinder,
Krugman in black face. F ‘im.
Let me reiterate that : If you are a Trump hater , you are my enemy . I consider you/them to be on the same level as the Taliban& ISIS . No difference . Hopefully the same fates .
I have lost one friend since the election who meant a lot to me. It really hurts. Id lose more if they knew I was a Trump supporter.
Charles Blow me.
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