New York Times columnist Charles Blow took to Twitter Friday afternoon with a message of unity, no doubt inspired by Divine Providence after rejoicing in the Thanksgiving holiday.
Just kidding. The author of “Fire Shut Up in My Bones” told his followers point blank that Trump fans need not apply for friendship.
If u support Trump, we don't have anything to talk abt & we can't be friends. This isn't abt parties or ideology; This is abt right & wrong— Charles M. Blow (@CharlesMBlow) November 24, 2017
He followed up his Tweet saying that Trump’s lying was the cornerstone of his rejection of his political adversaries.
Lying is a foundational sin; It makes all other sins possible. Trump lies ALL THE TIME. That for me is a deal-breaker out of the gate!…— Charles M. Blow (@CharlesMBlow) November 24, 2017
Blow also offered a pretty lame life mantra.
This type of anti-Trump commentary is not that surprising for the opinion writer. In an article titled "Trump Isn’t Hitler. But the Lying...", Blow wrote:
"That is the very real threat we are facing. Trump isn’t necessarily a direct threat to your life — unless of course you are being kept alive by health care that he keeps threatening, or if you’re in Puerto Rico reeling in the wake of two hurricanes — but he is very much a threat to your quality of life."
However, his thinking is delusional for multiple reasons. In his mind, mere support for the president of the United States is an affront to him as a person. Therefore, rather than find commonality with his political opponent on a variety of other issues, the easiest route for him is to cut them out of his life completely. He forgoes the possibility of converting somebody who disagrees with him because it's easier to surround himself with likeminded people.
Blow is advocating the polar opposite of one our founding fathers, Thomas Jefferson. Jefferson wrote, "I never considered a difference of opinion in politics, in religion, in philosophy, as cause for withdrawing from a friend."
What a sad life one leads when they allow political factions to seep into personal friendships.