Toronto Mike

The Trump Paradox

The 2017 Presidential Inauguration takes place Friday. I don't think I've written a word here or on Twitter about Donald Trump since he was elected in November. Then, last week, I wrote a couple of Tweets about what I call the Trump Paradox.

The Trump paradox:
You don't want to feed the troll, but you can't ignore the most powerful man in the world.— Toronto Mike (@torontomike) January 14, 2017
The man deserves no respect, but the office demands it. #trumpparadox— Toronto Mike (@torontomike) January 14, 2017
This is the trouble with Trumpy. It's the root of the discomfort. It's the Trump Paradox and we're stuck with it for at least four years.— Toronto Mike (@torontomike) January 14, 2017

When Donald Trump the reality show host writes petty Tweets and makes ludicrous statements, my instinct is to completely ignore him. After all, if 15 years of blogging has taught me anything it's that one should not feed the trolls. Ignoring is the best course of action.

When Donald Trump the President-Elect does the same, my instinct is to continue ignoring. But Trump is about to become the most powerful man on the planet, and how can you ignore statements made by someone with such a title? This is the Trump Paradox.

In essence, the man does not deserve our respect, but the office demands it. It's going to be a rough four years.

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