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“The Idea That He's Racist Is Absurd”

Posted On: Oct 23, 2018   |   Posted By: Slate

In a recent op-ed in the Wall Street Journal, titled “The Real Reason They Hate Trump,” David Gelernter, a professor of computer science at Yale, offers his own account of why much of America dislikes our president. According to Gelernter, “This is an instructive hatred, because what the left hates about Donald Trump is precisely what it hates about America.” He continues: “This all leads to an important question-one that will be dismissed indignantly today, but not by historians in the long run: Is it possible to hate Donald Trump but not the average American?... What I see on the left is often plain, unconditional hatred of which the hater-God forgive him-is proud. It's discouraging, even disgusting. And it does mean, I believe, that the Trump-hater truly does hate the average American-male or female, black or white. Often he hates America, too.” Of Trump, Gelertner says, “He is a typical American-except exaggerated.”

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