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Tue Feb 9, 2021, 03:08 PM

Why does Neguse

(who is doing a fantastic job) keep referring to him as President Trump? Is there some strategy to not adding the "former" qualifier or just calling him Donald Trump? He is not President Trump to anyone except Trump himself.

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Response to birdographer (Original post)

Tue Feb 9, 2021, 03:11 PM

1. To remind everyone that he WAS President....

At the time of the incited coup attempt

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Response to birdographer (Original post)

Tue Feb 9, 2021, 03:11 PM

2. I think maybe two things

1. It's polite to use that term. We still call him President Obama.

2. It may also be to deflect the "he's just a private citizen now" ruse.

I wish they would call him "former" - mostly because he personally hates it!

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Response to birdographer (Original post)

Tue Feb 9, 2021, 03:11 PM

3. I think the answer is yes, there is some strategy.


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Response to birdographer (Original post)

Tue Feb 9, 2021, 03:12 PM

4. 1. Because that is the formal title, even for "formers." 2. Because they are making the case

that he is still subject to impeachment/conviction despite disingenuous readings of the constitution that R"s will put forth to suggest a "former" President can not be impeached/convicted. So, by not playing that "title" game, he is not aiding them in that, even subconsciously.

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Response to birdographer (Original post)

Tue Feb 9, 2021, 03:12 PM

5. It's proper to call former presidents as President X

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Response to birdographer (Original post)

Tue Feb 9, 2021, 03:14 PM

6. It's the correct title. Like calling a retired admiral "Admiral"

or a former ambassador "Ambassador' or a former senator "Senator".

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Response to birdographer (Original post)

Tue Feb 9, 2021, 03:16 PM

7. I thought you were going to ask why he's speaking by mostly facing to the right side of the space

Itís common address someone by their last, highest title. Itís just part of formally addressing someone who has held an office.

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Response to birdographer (Original post)

Tue Feb 9, 2021, 03:18 PM

8. Remind people of his status at the time of the crime.

My opinion.

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Response to birdographer (Original post)

Tue Feb 9, 2021, 03:27 PM

9. It's smart to avoid a title that might turn off repubs. Calling him "former" might do that.

They are trying to get votes, after all.

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Response to birdographer (Original post)

Tue Feb 9, 2021, 03:28 PM

10. HRC is called Madame Secretary or Senator Clinton

Biden was VP Biden until November 7, We call Carter, Bill Clinton, W, and Obama President LastName.

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Response to birdographer (Original post)

Tue Feb 9, 2021, 03:47 PM

11. Ok, thanks for info

I understand.

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Response to birdographer (Original post)

Tue Feb 9, 2021, 04:02 PM

12. He was when he incited the mob.

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