Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Trump and Conway’s transition of contradictions - Note for a discussion, "E Pluribus Unum? What Keeps the United States United."

Dana Milbank, "Trump and Conway’s transition of contradictions," Washington Post

Conway image from article
Three weeks ago, Trump campaign manager Kellyanne Conway sat on stage in a hotel ballroom in Washington and praised President Obama’s handling of the transition. ...
Conway ended her speech three weeks ago with a plea for others to follow Obama’s example of national unity. She invoked Trump’s victory speech pledging to be “president for all Americans,” not just those who voted for him.
That was admirable, but here’s what Trump tweeted Dec. 31: “Happy New Year to all, including to my many enemies and those who have fought me and lost so badly they just don’t know what to do. Love!”
To have some hope of unity there needs to be some measure of honesty. You can’t praise Obama’s handling of the transition and then accuse him of not loving America. You can’t promise to be the president for all Americans and then taunt the 54 percent of Americans who didn’t vote for you. ...

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