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Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Whose President?

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-Daily Californian

This is a thought-provoking cartoon appearing today in the Daily Californian, campus newspaper of UC Berkeley. I guess there are different ways of interpreting it. I am guessing Gitika Nalwa, the cartoonist, meant it to suggest that the Trump supporter doesn't view the darker-hued and "undocumented" anti-Trump person as an American, and thus, is a racist.

To which I would reply: Of course Trump is not the latter's president. He is not an American citizen. Whether you sympathize with the young man or not, no American president is technically and legally his president. For one who is not in this country legally to wave such a sign is arrogant in the extreme just as the phrase "and unafraid" is arrogant.

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