Electoralism/Democratism

A liberal case for Donald Trump: The lesser of two evils is not at all clear in 2016

By Walter Bragman

Salon.Com

A liberal case for Donald Trump: The lesser of two evils is not at all clear in 2016Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump(Credit: Reuters/Brian Snyder/Photo montage by Salon)

There are perhaps no three words more jarring to liberals than “President Donald Trump.” The GOP front-runner and presumptive nominee has undoubtedly made enemies with his nativist rhetoric and bellicose persona. That said, now that the race between Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton is effectively over, with the former secretary of state essentially guaranteed the nomination, many liberals and progressives are preparing, once again, to vote for the lesser of two evils. The choice may not be as clear as some Democrats believe — especially if Democrats can take back the Senate and assure themselves of a check on a GOP House.

 Once you’ve let that sink in, try this: There is a liberal case to be made for Donald Trump. The prospect of Trump defeating Clinton this November is not necessarily the apocalypse that some would lead you to believe. Here are some of the reasons why.

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