On January 20, 2017, Donald Trump was sworn in as the President of the United States. It is done. It is fact. You can’t change it.

But, for the past four and a half months there has been nothing but protests, over-analyzation of how this happened, disrespect, and down-right ugliness. I am ashamed of the celebrities, who act like they represent everyone, inciting rage and further division with their half-crazed speeches, vulgar tweets, and simply disgusting photos.

Regardless of your political opinions, the President of the United States deserves our respect and should be treated with dignity. You may hate the actions of another, but you should not show hatred for a fellow human being. When we initiate or encourage derogatory language and disrespect of our President, we show the rest of the world that it is allowable to treat our President, and ultimately our country, with disrespect. We make fools of ourselves and our ability to govern as a country. We also further the gaps between us, as those who use such tactics continue to alienate those who disagree. The outside world views us as a country of people who have no unity and are in chaos, when this is truly not a valid portrayal.

President Trump has been in office for less than six months. He has been continuously blocked by revengeful politicians, and been the target of Hollywood and the media. The President and his family have endured countless attacks by so-called tolerant Americans who demonstrate nothing of the kind. Just because we have the ability to do something (as with freedom of speech), does not mean we should use it. We, as a country, would do well to exemplify all the good values we constantly preach of tolerance, unity, equality, and brotherly love.

I, for one, am going to support President Donald Trump and continue to pray for him and his administration every day. I see no future for the United States in hoping for his failure. In fact, if he fails, we all do. Like it or not, Donald Trump holds the highest office in our country. We need to join together in condemning the vulgar language and actions of those who choose to disrespect the President of the United States of America. Our country depends on it.

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