Alan Dershowitz on defending Trump: ‘My liberal friends don’t invite me to dinner anymore’

 

I hear you Professor Dershowitz. The just complete, and really I feel almost sick hatred for Trump is extraordinary. I’ve never seen anything like it. And it is sad to witness.

Look, the guy isn’t Hitler in any way. He’s not a “white supremacist.” (Sorry SJWs he’s not.) He has had a pretty good year despite everyone and their brother in the establishment coming after him. We did – finally – get a tax cut in this country. And he has a handful of other positives to hang his hat on.

Yet the hatred, the just bizarre hatred I see is concerning. It is like a whole portion of this country has completely divorced itself from reality since Trump’s victory. It’s like it overloaded their systems and caused some sort of short circuit or something. I thought the story in Huffpo of the Hillary fundraiser checking into mental hospital (not a funny thing by the way) on the day after the election didn’t represent anything particularly significant. I was wrong. It’s like someone who refuses to get over a bad breakup or something. A certain part of the country is filled with deluded righteous anger. It is a strange thing to behold. Not getting an extension of the Obama years really sent some people over the edge. And there is no delight in saying this. It’s just weird. It concerns me. How can people be filled with so much hatred?

They claim that Trump encourages hate? I’ve never seen anything from Trump that is anything CLOSE to what I see from the anti-Trump people. Not – even – close. Seriously get your sh-t together. You just look nuts.

Ms. Griffin thought this was OK, That it was cute. What is wrong with these people?

 

I know for a fact that there are people who won’t/can’t even acknowledge that Trump didn’t blow up the world because they are afraid it will get out at work. In many parts of the country the option is either just shut up, or bitch about the president. That’s it. Saying anything remotely positive about the president – at least for most of this year – is strictly not cool man. (One of the reasons we have a secret ballot.)

I look at it this way. I haven’t seen wholesale crony capitalism from Trump (it’s there for sure and needs to be exposed) like I saw under Obama and was pretty much guaranteed with Clinton Foundation Inc. coming into the White House.

“Shall we start the bidding on the Lincoln bedroom at $500,000? Do I hear $600? Yes, in the back, Mr. Weinstein says $600,000. Do I hear $700,000? Yes, yes Steyer…Excellent. Do I hear $1 million….?”

But Trump’s the jerk? Well yes, in many regards, but at least he’s moving the ship of state in a slightly better direction. At least I think he, even if he is wrong on many things, wants the best for the country.  The Obama years were gloomy and meandering and I will never forget that Mrs. Obama said the first time she had ever been proud of the United States was when her husband was elected president. THIS was the mentality that was in the White House for 8 years.

But again, Trump’s the jerk?

And again, well yes. But one in a long line. A loooooong line.

(From The Washington Examiner)

Dershowitz often appears on Fox News to argue against Mueller bringing an obstruction of justice charge against Trump, saying it would send the country into a constitutional crisis. He has also defended Trump’s firing of former FBI Director James Comey.

“My really, really close friends say, ‘You’re 100 percent right in your analysis, but can’t you just shut the f—k up and not talk at all,’” he said. “They tell me, ‘This is a time for selective silence.’ My nephew thinks I’m helping keep in office one of the greatest dangers in American history. I tell him I’m just standing up for principle. He tells me that I don’t have to stand up so loud.”

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