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Trump's vile tweet shows he's an abnormal president

By Rex Huppke, Tribune Content Agency on

But here we are.

Why do I keep writing about this president? Because he keeps doing things that are not normal.

And the moment we start ignoring those things, the moment people like me listen to the "Why don't you lay off Trump?" crowd and opt to write about something else, is the moment Trump's unacceptable behavior starts to become OK.

I'm trying to raise my children to respect women, and everyone else. Having a president who slings childish insults without consequence, who promotes random online racists and misogynists without apology, doesn't help.

And that's why I won't give it a rest.

Nobody expects a president to be perfect. But we're in deep trouble if we start accepting one who is no better than than the angry and anonymous trolls he retweets.

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(Rex Huppke is a columnist for the Chicago Tribune and a noted hypocrisy enthusiast. You can email him at rhuppke@tribune.com or follow him on Twitter at @RexHuppke.)

 

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