If one finds the President-elect reprehensible, is that a legitimate reason to not attend the inauguration?
If we look at the election results, Trump handily won the EC count and was only behind 2.1% in the popular.
If if the tables were turned in regards to those votes, would liberals be as understandable if conservatives decided she was too reprehensible for them to attend the inauguration?
I mean, she only fares slightly better in the likability category.
- Curtis 1911Lv 74 years agoFavourite answer
If one finds the President-elect reprehensible, that is a legitimate reason to not attend the inauguration, unless the one is white or Republican and the reprehensible President-elect is a minority or democrat.
In such case not attending the inauguration is reprehensible or racist.
- tribeca_belleLv 74 years ago
Yes. Why not? In fact, I believe that in an egregious case such as Trump, responsible citizens should participate in protests.
Hillary Clinton was not aided by Russia -- on the contrary. Hillary Clinton won more votes than Trump.
It is difficult to imagine the two situations turned around, but even if Hillary Clinton had won the electoral college votes but lost the popular vote, at least she would have done it without Russia's interference.
- NosmoLv 74 years ago
Mowing your lawn or painting the bathroom are "legitimate reasons" to not attend the inauguration, if you needed one. People saying they are skipping it, are just making a political statement, like the boycotters. Me, I have never watched an inauguration, even when my candidate won.
- TheKittenLv 74 years ago
Just because he managed to fool a sizeable proportion of the public, and roused the worst instincts of the other, doesn't make him any less unfit for the presidency.
In good conscience, you could not attend his inauguration if you saw him as unfit for office.
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- justLv 64 years ago
Sure. What's not legitimate is presenting a legal case and going on national news to tell people about it. That's defamation.
If someone is defending them self, that's not defamation because it's all in how each context was created.
- WilliamLv 74 years ago
Why do you think you need a legitimate reason to not attend. Simply don't go.
- Anonymous4 years ago
why do you need a reason, legitimate or otherwise, to not attend the inauguration?
I won't be attending, either.
- DaroLv 74 years ago
No law requiring anyone to come.
Last thing we need is a bunch of malcontent sore losers ( or just losers) taking up space.
Notice how Hilery thugs were more than happy to attend Trump rallies the last 6 months. (to start fights)
- JeffreyLv 74 years ago
Nor, your belief in the system and respect for the office should be more important than your feelings about the person.
- Anonymous4 years ago
I do find him as such. But that will not be the reason for my absence.