Port: Supporting Donald Trump is not just another political choice anymore


President Donald Trump enters Scheels Arena in Fargo on Wednesday, June 27, 2018. David Samson / The Forum

MINOT, N.D. — “It’s no longer possible to be a Trump supporter and a patriot,” I wrote on Jan. 7, 2021 , a day after Donald Trump’s supporters, egged by the disgraced former president and his supporters, stormed our nation’s capitol building in a vain attempt to obstruct the certification of a lawful election.

“You have a choice, Trump supporters,” I continued. “You can be loyal to Donald Trump, or you can be a patriot. You can love the president, or you can love our country. It is no longer possible to do both.”

I think those words have aged well, particularly in light Trump’s recent speech at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC). “In 2016, I declared I am your voice,” he told his audience. “Today, I add: I am your warrior. I am your justice. And for those who have been wronged and betrayed: I am your retribution.”

Ronald Reagan told us it was “morning in America.”

Trump sounds like Emperor Palpatine .

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