Generally, we use Presidential references as a compliment:

Context

Washingtonian“, “Jeffersonian” – even “Lincolnian” – These are all positive terms in our popular vocabulary. Each of these leaders had their individual strengths and weaknesses. And their names remain as a reference point in our culture. They embody both policies and behavior which deserves to be honored.

Oh wait. Then there’s also “nixonian“.

Hmmmm … Some have already pointed out the unfortunate Pattern of Similarities between nixon and trump.

Analysis

When you identify someone’s actions as trumpian … trump-supporters get upset.

Net/Net: trump supporters don’t like to be called “trumpians”

Yes, even trump supporters affirm what the country and the world already know:

“trumpian” is not a compliment.

Implications

In fact: Many ‘ex-trumpians‘ are finally exhibiting profound #trumpianRemorse.

The observable fact is that they are hard-pressed to come up with anything positive and so embrace their ‘comfort zone‘ of trying to dirty everyone else. It’s actually kind of … ‘trumpian’ behavior.

Legacy

One of trump’s undeniable legacies is that the term ‘trumpian’ will be part of our national – and global – vocabulary for years to come. Not in a good way.

Kind of ironic, when you consider trump’s obsession with his Brand.

Implications

trumpTrolls who are stuck in the stereotype will probably have trouble getting #beyondTrumpian. But some of those experiencing #trumpianRemorse might want to take a look at the #proudProgressive arena as a reasonable alternative.

 

 

 

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