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Why Trump is so hated by liberals

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NEW YORK – This one is in post-9/11 cadence: Why do liberals hate Trump so much? It’s his style.

This being about politics, one would think — would hope — that the president’s atrocious Watergate-level poll numbers were the result of his self-evident idiocy, Muslim-bashing, far-right Cabinet and court picks and his policies. Rancid as they are, Trump’s politics don’t seem to be the main reason he riles up so many Democrats.

You pick the Trump outrage that’s got liberals in a tizzy and I’ll point to an equal and not-so-opposite they had no problem with when it was authored by a Democrat.

Trump’s first major policy decision was his ban on travel to the United States by the citizens of seven Muslim countries. Thousands of protesters converged on JFK and other airports. Federal judges across the nation issued emergency stays. Subjecting people to a religious test? Such evil nativism could not stand! Right-wing media pointed out that President Barack Obama — who suffered few complaints from America’s impotent left — had slowed immigration by Iraqis to the U.S. for six months.

False equivalence? Perhaps. But it was hard to avoid the stink of........

© The Japan Times