Commentary: It doesn’t matter if you think Trump is a ‘legitimate’ president — he’s still president

A recent Harvard-Harris poll revealed that a “strong majority” of registered voters don’t believe that Democrats consider President Donald Trump a “legitimate” president.

The poll went on to note that 68% of Democrat voters still have not accepted that Trump won the 2016 presidential election “fairly.”

The survey was conducted on 2,006 registered voters. The partisan breakdown in the poll was 36% Democrat, 32% Republican, 29 percent Independent and 3% “other.”

There’s just one thing wrong with this Democratic sentiment: Trump as president — by its very definition — is a legitimate term to use because he’s president.

The majority of American voters put Donald Trump in office, and that in itself should command a respect that the majority of Democrats seem unwilling to give.

The office of the President of the United States of America is a prolific, venerable, revered position and any man or woman qualified enough to be voted into office should at least receive the respect that the position itself deserves, if nothing else.

Perhaps it’s high time to leave Donald Trump alone and see just what it is he can accomplish over the next 1,259 days. His opposition doesn’t need to agree with him, align their views with his platform or even care for him on a personal level. But he is our president … and that fact itself should be enough for everyone to take a step back, assess themselves and let the man stretch his legs.

It wasn’t dumb luck that put Trump in office — it was a majority of voters who were sick and tired of the Democratic regime running things into the ground. If that same majority of voters felt that Trump was their best option — which was very clearly the case — who is anyone else to question the “legitimacy” of the very office of the President of the United States?

Bearing in mind that leading up to 2016’s election night, liberal Democrats were the ones preaching love “trumping” hate and expressing an open mind to new leadership (though their version of “new leadership” was Hillary Clinton) you have to ask yourself the question: who were the ones burning things down just a day after Clinton did not win the election? Where is that all-encompassing love and that lack of hate now?

Forget the wall. Forget the budget. Forget immigration and health care and campaign trail promises. For one single minute, put your bias and your personal politics aside and look at this man as the leader of the free world.

If you can’t embrace it without the bias, then at least tolerate it for a moment, and think about what he could accomplish – what we could accomplish, together — if we respectfully and politely kept out of each other’s way for more than five minutes.

We are still a republic with democratic representation, and until that changes — and God willing, the strong, brave, resilient United States of America never will — perhaps it’s time for some of us to put our money where our mouths are and give the respect, love and human decency that liberal snowflakes claim is largely absent in our great country.

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