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I have never respected a president less, nor loved my country more.

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I’ve never loved my country more

By Ruth Marcus Deputy editorial page editor December 22 at 7:58 PM

Here, for me at least, is the comforting paradox of the age of Trump: I have never respected a president less, nor loved my country more.

This sentiment may startle. It may rankle, even. It comes in a week that witnessed the passage of the worst domestic policy legislation of my lifetime, followed by the now ritual but always repulsive lauding of President Trump. First by the Cabinet courtiers summoned for that purpose; next by Republican lawmakers willing to lay it on just as thick — even more nauseating, because they know better than the servile flattery of their words and because they occupy, theoretically anyway, a coequal branch.

And this patriotic burst comes disconcertingly in a year that has seen the public display of the racist, xenophobic worst that America has to offer. These ugly impulses existed long before Donald Trump’s pursuit of the presidency and will, sadly, outlast him.

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http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/ive-never-loved-my-country-more/2017/12/22/bde30cca-e748-11e7-ab50-621fe0588340_story.html?hpid=hp_no-name_opinion-card-f%3Ahomepage%2Fstory&utm_term=.20467dc70312




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