Poll shows that more than 1 in 20 think Trump’s not cozy enough with white nationalists

From the “you can’t please all of the people all of the time” files: 

A Pew poll following on the election shows that more than half of respondents think Trump hasn’t sufficiently distanced himself from white nationalist groups. Considering that his distancing efforts have consisted largely of ineffectually saying “stop it” on 60 Minutes, it’s not surprising that Trump lost the popular vote on this issue, as well.

Meanwhile, a third of respondents think he’s in the Goldilocks zone of distancing himself, which leads to the question of “Just how close to white nationalists is just close enough?” and makes us wonder what unit of measure one would use to make the determination. Perhaps “resistances,” as in

“Donald Trump is approximately 5 nanoresistances (nRe) away from white nationalists at this time.”

Suggested abbreviation: Re. Metric scale, so appropriate prefixes are nano, mega, kilo, etc.

Trump’s transition overall got dismal marks in the Pew poll. But the results also show a disturbing trend to a passive normalization of his choices and the prospects for his presidency, and a horrifying inability to understand what the word “qualified” means: 37% of respondents view Trump as “well qualified” for office.

According to Newsweek, more than 1 in 20 respondents feel that the president-elect has put “too much space” between himself and white nationalists. We infer from that that (a) they are white nationalists, and (b) they want him to be 0 Re from them. Not surprising, given that to white nationalists, Trump is a hero.

via Trump Transition: Public Thinks President-Elect Is Too Close to White Nationalist Groups


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