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President Trump Fan Posts About Thanksgiving Dinner With Liberals--And Liberals Responded

President Trump Fan Posts About Thanksgiving Dinner With Liberals--And Liberals Responded
6 months ago

On Wednesday, November 22nd, Politico published an editorial from Mark Bauerlein, an English professor at Emory University who supports President Donald Trump. The article was entitled "This Is What It’s Like to Be the Only Trump Fan at Thanksgiving Dinner," and implores readers to try and understand Trump supporters perspectives when arguing over politics at Thanksgiving. After all, Bauerlein argues, Trump may be a misogynist and a racist who's destroying the environment, but he also lets Americans feel proud of their Western heritage.

If you're not paying close attention, the sweetness of Bauerlein's thesis might convince you his article is even-handed and touching:

But any critical thought about the professor's examples reveal this is not the case.

Liberals on Twitter weren't very sympathetic to Bauerlein's plea.

Though the author delves into an extended digression on why millennials miss Barack Obama, his main point is that every Trump voter has a personal story as to why they support him. Bauerlein, a 58-year-old white male, recalls how he grew up studying the classic authors of the western cannon who created "art for art's sake," ("Dante, Wordsworth and Nietzsche") but found as he grew up that these same figures were now cast in the shadow of controversy and that art, to hear him tell it, has become corrupted by identity and race politics. He misses the old times when he could be proud of his European heritage without having to think about the systematic oppression of women and minorities.

Has Bauerlein even listened to Trump speak?

The professor also seemed fairly derisive of millennials who miss former President Obama:

Though his article was intended to inspire empathy for Trump supporters, it seemed to unintentionally reveal how little empathy Bauerlein has for those less privileged than him.

That inconsistency seemed to muddy his point a bit.

So far, Twitter has found only one opinion less popular than Bauerlein's. With luck, this will be the end of our journey into madness.