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Old 02-09-2020, 11:00 AM
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Are Trump supporters capable of seeing the Trumpian double-standard?


Trump is such a divisive figure that it is unreasonable to expect people to reach a consensus on much of anything related to him nowadays.

But it seems to me irrefutable that Trump is only able to get away with his excesses because he's a straight white male. A philandering, tax-evading, foul-mouthed, immoral, anti-intellectual, bloviating blowhard could only become US president if they were a straight white guy. Members of other demographics would have been laughed off the debate stage if they had possessed just a fraction of these traits.

Do you think this is an irrefutable position?

I'm curious if Trump supporters share this opinion. If they do, do they also share the belief that American society is a meritocracy or at least should be? How does the existence of President Trump square with this concept?
 

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