government — November 24, 2016 at 2:00 pm

Talking Politics With Your Pro-Trump Family On Thanksgiving

Chances are you’ll be spending the Thanksgiving table with some family members who support Donald Trump.

Not surprisingly, a lot of folks have given thought to this, and are offering advice.

I, for one, think it’s probably best to avoid the issue altogether, if possible. I don’t think there’s any convincing a Trump supporter. Trump’s appeal is mythic and emotional; trying to penetrate that with reason or facts is a non-starter.

But if you do have to get into it, I’d suggest you try to stick to issues of money and economics. Racism, anti-semitism and the like will probably get you nowhere with Uncle Pete. He might, however —and this is a long shot— be more open to questions about Trump’s conflicts-of-interest and his ties to corporate power and Wall Street.

With that said, let me turn you on to some good writing on the topic.

From the brilliant Samantha Bee: Tips for Talking Politics at Thanksgiving

From The Gothamist: How To Talk Politics With Your Pro-Trump Family On Thanksgiving

From The Washington Post:A Guide To Talking Politics With Your Family This Thanksgiving 

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