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Best Political Gifts For People Who Hate Trump

No gimmick mugs here! The real best political gifts for people who hate Trump make a difference!

By Ben KharakhPublished 6 years ago 4 min read

The perfect gift for the anti-Trump person in your life is going to help send a message to the dumpster fire in the White House. It's not going to be some wacky shirt or a Donald Trump blow up doll that you can wack over and over again. The best way to wack Trump is to practice self-care, amplify the voices of the disenfranchised, and take it to the streets to flex our collective might. The must-have political gifts for people who hate Trump aren't tchotchkes; they're practical tools of fighting against an oppressive and repressive regime.

"Some of those who work forces are the same as those who burn crosses!" Orange Julius gets too much airtime. "We don't just want airtime we want all the time all of the time!" With The Worst of Us in the White House we've all got to take turns flooding the streets to remind the President Garbage Sack that the people united can never be defeated. That makes poster board one of the indispensable gifts for people who hate Trump.

"Now is the winter of our discontent made miserable by the vainglorious sun of Trump." Cold weather shouldn't stop us from taking it to the streets to show our collective strength. That's why a winter jacket is one of the best political gifts for people who hate Trump. Make it an item from Patagonia, an Earth friendly company that also sued Trump to protect our national forests.

It's not enough to hex President Sex Criminal; you've got to know how the regressive and oppressive policies he supports fit into America's history of white supremacy. So pick up a copy of The New Jim Crow by Michelle Alexander, Stamped from the Beginning by Ibram X. Kendi, and White Trash: The 400-Year Untold History of Class in America by Nancy Isenberg if you're trying to buy the best political gifts for people who hate Trump. But steer clear of J.D. Vance's Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis. Conservatives get humanized enough as it is already.

Homeopathic Hitler is no friend to women and neither is his administration. One of the best political gifts for people who hate Trump is setting up rolling donations to an org that champions groups the Trump administration is actively marginalizing. Some other orgs to consider include: Trans Lifeline; the Center for International Environmental Law (CIEL); Everytown for Gun Safety; Campaign Zero, a blueprint constructed by Black Lives Matter connected activists to end police violence in America. Serve your favorite administration member a Trump sandwich by setting up the donations in their name! Take that Scott Pruit! Get lost Betsy DeVos! Take a hike, John Kelly!

We're also infuriated every time we find out about the ways Donald Trump is making himself richer as the president. We plan to offset that by making sure some of our money is going directly to a group that our bigoted president is actively trying to marginalize. Clothing, beauty supplies, or books; one of the best political gifts for people who hate Trump will come from a black-owned business. Black Lives Matter is hoping Backing Black Business will become the largest database of black owned businesses so that people can make informed purchasing decisions.

The prison industrial complex is modern day slavery and our openly bad person of a president is benefiting from it every day. One of the best gifts for people who hate Trump is a donation in their name to the Brooklyn Bail Fund, The Bronx Freedom Fund, or any of the other organizations that donate money to cover someone's bail so that they don't have to needlessly suffer because of jail. You can even use these apps to easily donate to bail funds. We don't ever want a repeat of the gut-wrenching and utterly heartbreaking story of Kalief Browder.

The Washington Post, The New York Times, The New Yorker, Mother Jones, Talking Points Memo; all of these publications require subscribers to keep doing the work we need to stay informed during the reign of Orange Julius and to keep The Worst of Us in check. That makes a subscription to any of these publications one of the best gifts for people who hate Trump. You'll also be supporting their podcasting endeavors!

We're pissed about the things Trump has undone too. That's why we're going to the gym. The more stress you subject your body to during cardio the more stress your body can handle outside of cardio. The gym is a great place to burn through your frustrations. Self-care is activism! So give one of the best gifts for people who hate Trump: physical fitness. Additionally, in the midst of cardio is a great place to weep over the tragedy of Trump because your tears blend in with your sweat!

President Sex Criminal evokes a lot of difficult feelings in us. How could an openly bigoted con artist become leader of the United States? We know how but the cognitive dissonance can sometimes be too much to bear! That's why it's important to start the practice of sitting with hard feelings and getting used to them. Inner peace is one of the best gifts for people who hate Trump, and the work of Pema Chödrön is a great place to start.

"Whoever fights monsters should see to it that in the process he does not become a monster. And if you gaze long enough into an abyss, the abyss will gaze back into you." Thanks, Nietzsche! We'll make sure to think about that when we're on the yoga mat. Participating in a process that's about accepting ourselves as we are is a great practice to begin when Homeopathic Hitler is constantly trying to gas light us into thinking we're not good enough. Yoga is one of the best gifts to give for people who hate Trump. And yoga is also a great place to cry without anyone noticing.


About the Creator

Ben Kharakh

Manic pixie dream goth. With appearances in Fortune, Vice, Gothamist, and McSweeney's.@benkharakh

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