Sun Mar 19, 2017, 12:40 AM
teach1st (4,622 posts)
Young Americans poll: Most see Trump as illegitimate president
Source: Tampa Bay Times (AP)
WASHINGTON — Jermaine Anderson keeps going back to the same memory of Donald Trump, then a candidate for president of the United States, referring to some Mexican immigrants as rapists and murderers.
"You can't be saying that (if) you're the president," says Anderson, a 21-year-old student from Coconut Creek.
That Trump is undeniably the nation's 45th president doesn't sit easily with young Americans like Anderson who are the nation's increasingly diverse electorate of the future, according to a new poll. A majority of young adults — 57 percent — see Trump's presidency as illegitimate, including about three-quarters of blacks and large majorities of Latinos and Asians, the GenForward poll found.
GenForward is a poll of adults age 18 to 30 conducted by the Black Youth Project at the University of Chicago with the Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research.
Read more: http://www.tampabay.com/news/politics/young-americans-poll-most-see-trump-as-illegitimate-president/2317106
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Young Americans poll: Most see Trump as illegitimate president (Original post)
Response to teach1st (Original post)
Sun Mar 19, 2017, 12:55 AM
Sculpin Beauregard (44 posts)
1. They see it as illegitimate
Because it is effing illegitimate!! Dump should be removed, charged with treason, and his effing assets seized for money laundering. And before he starts a goddamned war. Now!!!
Response to JudyM (Reply #10)
Sun Mar 19, 2017, 01:39 PM
FakeNoose (270 posts)
14. Yes of course
... but there's a difference between being "illegitimate" and "unacceptable."
If the poll had been conducted correctly they would have asked the questions in a less confusing way.
If Trump's Presidency is truly illegitimate then he was never elected President, and the election was done incorrectly/illegally. The Supreme Court would be the only body to rule on that, and to set out a procedure for getting a new President elected.
On the other hand, if Trump is the legitimate President, but his behavior is unacceptable, then he can be removed by impeachment. There are laws in place to determine the next steps for impeachment/trial.
Response to FakeNoose (Reply #14)
Sun Mar 19, 2017, 05:10 PM
JudyM (9,043 posts)
15. I agree, good points. However, its more likely Congress that will be responsible for determining
the proper remedy if he is illegitimate. The supremes can rule it is illegitimate but they would need to send it to congress to craft law to address it.