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    .. Trump often unwelcome and unwilling to perform basic rituals of the office ..



    Shunned at two funerals and one (royal) wedding so far, President Trump may be well on his way to becoming president non grata.

    The latest snub comes in the form of the upcoming funeral for Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), which, before his death, the late senator made clear he did not want the sitting president to attend. That the feeling is mutual
    Trump nixed issuing a statement that praised McCain as a hero
    only underscores the myriad ways Trump has rejected the norms of his office and, increasingly, has been rejected in turn.

    Less than two years into his first term, Trump has often come to occupy the role of pariah both unwelcome and unwilling to perform the basic rituals and ceremonies of the presidency, from public displays of mourning to cultural ceremonies. Trump's extreme pettiness has keep many people as far from Trump as possible.

    In addition to being pointedly not invited to McCain's funeral and memorial service later this week where former presidents Barack Obama and George W. Bush will both eulogize the Arizona Republican Trump was quietly asked to stay away from former first lady Barbara Bush's funeral earlier this year.

    We're not talking about a president going and having a rally in a state that voted against him, said Tim Naftali, a presidential historian at New York University who previously served as the director of the Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum. We're talking about a president who can't even go and participate in a ritual where presidents are usually welcomed, and that is one of the consequences of his having defined the presidency in a sectarian way.

    Trump's conspicuous absences at both McCain' and Barbara Bush's funerals offer perhaps the starkest examples of the ways in which Trump finds himself ostracized from some of the duties other presidents performed as almost de facto aspects of their job. Trump is only comfortable when in front of his 'right-wing base.

    It is a tearing of the fabric of the presidency that he's not invited, but I understand why he's not invited because he's personalized the presidency in a way no previous occupant of the presidency has done, Naftali said. Donald Trump has never accepted the fact that he is the head of state. "Trump doesn't understand what a democracy is, and he craves respect that he has never earned."



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    was this from a secret CNN unverified fake source?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Prince View Post
    was this from a secret CNN unverified fake source?

    Rob, you posted the same shit over at ASF.. ..

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    Quote Originally Posted by charley View Post
    Rob, you posted the same shit over at ASF.. ..
    so did you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Prince View Post
    so did you.


    .. you better stop 'trolling' me... or I'll report you to a mod .. ..

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    fuckin 2 step charlie hating on Uncle Don...
    I'd rather create a name for myself rather than enherit it........

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