I’ve written before about my support for Bernie Sanders as the presidential candidate whose views most closely resemble my own.
I have not been writing about my opposition to the ideas and the tone of the Republican campaign, particularly those of the frontrunner whose name I use sparingly, if at all, so as not to spread the hatefulness.
This finds me avoiding using a word that I tend to use when speaking and, more sparingly, when writing.
The verb “trump” means “to be more important than.”
I can’t use it without clarifying that I’m not being unduly ironic.
I resent not having use of a perfectly good word, but not as much as I resent the way our Constitution, our values, and common decency are being trampled this election season.