A Jewish “patriot” mentioned how personally aggrieved they were Donald Trump was president of the USA, in view of his views and actions. This was an occasion the true answer wasn’t appropriate (Clinton’s still worse, much of the “good” is bad, and vice versa, he’s not radically different than previous murderous charlatans, etc. etc.). So I pointed out there are plural loci of leadership. Politics is only one. So if you count all tribal leaders, the US is far less, uh, deplorable. And he accepted the consolation.
Shouldn’t we be avoiding Trump during Ellul?
This is about consoling a Jew!