I’ve been called a bad Christian, hateful, unpatriotic, and worse because I’ve spoken out against Trump. Trump has now attempted a coup which is unpatriotic as it gets. His supporters are now either largely seditious or silent.

I’ve said all along that I’m glad I’m on the record opposing Trump. I wonder how many of his supporters are glad they are on the record supporting him. They’ve defended and supported an individual who wants to overthrow our government while claiming to be more patriotic than those of us who have opposed Trump.

Wrap yourself in the flag all you want, but if you support an individual attempting to overthrow our Republic you are a traitor.

Colleen Whalen lives in Fargo.

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