Posted by | January 16, 2017 14:30 | Filed under: Opinion Politics

Can we even compare the sacrifice of John Lewis to that of Trump?

But let’s not talk about Mr. Trump’s ravings. Instead, let’s ask whether Mr. Lewis was right to say what he said. Is it O.K., morally and politically, to declare the man about to move into the White House illegitimate?

Yes, it is. In fact, it’s an act of patriotism.

By any reasonable standard, the 2016 election was deeply tainted. It wasn’t just the effects of Russian intervention on Mr. Trump’s behalf; Hillary Clinton would almost surely have won if the F.B.I. hadn’t conveyed the false impression that it had damaging new information about her, just days before the vote. This was grotesque, delegitimizing malfeasance, especially in contrast with the agency’s refusal to discuss the Russia connection.

Was there even more to it? Did the Trump campaign actively coordinate with a foreign power? Did a cabal within the F.B.I. deliberately slow-walk investigations into that possibility? Are the lurid tales about adventures in Moscow true? We don’t know, although Mr. Trump’s creepy obsequiousness to Vladimir Putin makes it hard to dismiss these allegations. Even given what we do know, however, no previous U.S. president-elect has had less right to the title. So why shouldn’t we question his legitimacy?

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  • Budda

    Of course he’s illegitimate. Not only didn’t he get the popular vote by millions, the Republicans prevented many legal voters from exercising that right thru Gerrymandering and voter suppression.

    And he’s an idiot!

  • William

    Suddenly Orange Hitler is butthurt because someone questions his legitimacy.

    • Larry Schmitt

      And we’re still waiting for those results. I hope they have enough sunscreen.

      • nola878

        I went for an interview for that job…guess showing up in bathing suit, tank top and flip flops didn’t convince them I was serious. Oh, and I’m sure the frozen daiquiri in my hand didn’t help either.

        • Larry Schmitt

          Maybe a pina colada would have been better. More tropical.

    • arc99


      anyone complaining about Trump being delegitimized is

      a. an idiot
      b. a hypocrite
      c. a right winger
      d. all of the above (redundant I know)

  • bpollen

    “…creepy obsequiousness …

    The man has a way with words.