Those with any kind of sense know not to associate themselves with Donald Trump. He is fated to go down as the worst president in history, leaving behind nothing more than a legacy of hatred and incompetence. Those who embrace him now will be associated with such.
With that in mind, the decision by Alex Cora, manager of the Boston Red Sox makes a lot of sense. He has taken a stance against this disastrous administration by announcing that he will not attend the White House ceremony being held to celebrate the team’s 2018 World Series win this Thursday.
While one hardly needs a specific reason to avoid this president’s odious company, Cora specified why he will not be going, drawing issue with the Trump administration’s botched handling of the tragedy in Puerto Rico brought about by Hurricane Maria.
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“The government has done some things back home that are great, but we still have a long ways to go. That’s our reality. It’s pretty tough to go celebrate when we’re where we’re at. I’d rather not go and be consistent with everything,” said Cora.
Originally, Cora considered attending the event and using it as a platform to call out the administration, but ultimately decided against engaging with Trump altogether after discussing it with his friends and family.
“We talked about it and decided (not going) was the best way to do it,” said Cora.
All things considered, Cora is making the right decision. There is no way to constructively engage with the Trump administration, and one is better off publicly refusing to meet with the president than trying to make a statement in his presence. Total opposition is the only way to confront this evil man and anything else runs the risk of validating him.