President Trump went on the stump during a speech in Ohio on Monday and suggested that Democrats who didn’t clap for him are guilty of treason. In fact, that’s exactly what he said.
He spent a large portion of the speech not focusing on policy issues that might be of interest to voters, but instead of what he was observing while giving his State of the Union speech.
He said that people who didn’t clap for him were “un-American” and took it a step further when he said he agreed with the people who called it “treasonous.”
“Someone said it was treasonous. Yeah, I guess, why not? Can we call that treason? Why not? I mean they certainly didn’t seem to love our country very much.”
Trump just displayed a common fallacy. If you don’t love him, that automatically means you don’t love the country.
Trump will likely counter that he was merely joking, but there are some things that just aren’t funny.