Donald J. Trump is not my president.
Don’t get me wrong. He was duly elected to the office under the rules laid down in our Constitution. So Trump holds his office legitimately. He is now the president of the United States.
But he is the president, not my president. And you know what? That’s just fine. None of them have been my president. I have liked some of the people who held that office more and some less, but I have never felt the need to refer to any of them with the possessive pronoun.
It’s revealing that this seems to be so important for the Left. One of the big rallying cries of their newly launched “resistance” to President Trump is to declare that he is “not my president.” This can be seen as a rejection of the actual legal legitimacy of his presidency, but I don’t think that explains it. It actually has to do with their expectation of some kind of personal relationship with the man in the nation’s highest political office. Which is weird, right?