Do Trump’s supporters ever tire of the condescending suggestion that they are children or halfwits who know not what they do? “Why am I supposed to honor people who want Donald J. Trump to be president?” asks NRO’s Jay Nordlinger.
They’re angry, I’m told. We must respect and honor their anger. Well, I’m angry too — I’ll out-anger a Trumpster on his angriest day. But no one coddles me or cajoles me or says, “There, there.” They tell me to grow the hell up (and rightly so).
The great, holy People elected Obama president. Twice. I think that was most unfortunate. And I think Trump supporters are misguided, at best. Do I understand them? Sure. But remember: Understanding doesn’t necessarily equal admiration, or even approval.
Mr. Nordlinger tells readers why he opposes Trump: “Trump is not a conservative (and I’m a conservative — a Reagan conservative — who wants such a person to be president). Frankly, I’m not sure what Trump believes. He’s all over the place.”
Of Trump and his supporters, Mr. Nordlinger says, “I at least respect them enough to take them seriously. I respect them enough to hold them responsible for their views, words, and actions (and votes). I don’t regard them as dopey children who know not what they do. I pay them the compliment of non-condescension.”
Read more from Jay Nordlinger here.