‘Most Unmanly President’ Article
A magazine article entitled “Donald Trump, the Most Unmanly President” was published by The Atlantic on May 25, 2020. The article was written by Tom Nichols, a conservative pundit.
“Why do working-class white men—the most reliable component of Donald Trump’s base—support someone who is, by their own standards, the least masculine man ever to hold the modern presidency?” Nichols asks in his piece.
Nichols points out examples of unmanly qualities Trump posessess. These include a lack of honor, courage, respect for women and his failure to accept responsibility for his actions.
He concludes, “Donald Trump is unmanly because he has never chosen to become a man. He has weathered few trials that create an adult of any kind. He is, instead, working-class America’s dysfunctional son, and his supporters, male and female alike, have become the worried parent explaining what a good boy he is to terrorized teachers even while he continues to set fires in the hallway right outside.”
‘Most Unmanly President’ Reviews & Coverage
Several people commented favorably on Nichols’ article.
Reporter Laura Bassett: “This is truly a fantastic read by @radiofreetom on a topic that fascinates me. And I appreciate his reminding us that Ted Cruz somehow worships Trump after Trump attacked his wife as “ugly””
Kevin Drum of Washington Monthly: “Trump exemplifies none of these ideals, but he’s able to accomplish something else that these men value. And the reason he can do it is because he has the one thing they definitionally lack–power.”
Raw Story: “Trump burned as ‘the least masculine’ president in modern times by Naval War College professor”
#MostUnmanlyPresident Twitter Trend
After Nichols posted his article, the hashtag #MostUnmanlyPresident trended on Twitter, with thousands of people mocking Trump.
A few examples of #MostUnmanlyPresident on Twitter:
— Sofia Clarck (@ClarckSofia) May 25, 2020
— Peace Is Active (@peaceisactive) May 25, 2020
— Ed Beebout (@EdwardBeebout) May 25, 2020
— Tonia.Htch (@HtchTonia) May 25, 2020