This essay is completely invalid because Donald Trump had no relevant experience prior to being inaugurated as President of the United States. He had never held political office of any kind and never even worked in government as an intern. Any argument by conservatives that a Democrat of any stripe does not possess the experience requisite for higher office is disingenuous at best and laughably hypocritical at worst. Stacy Abrams is the following: a Yale Law School educated attorney and award-winning novelist who spent a decade in public service as a representative in Georgia’s General Assembly. Following her close loss in the 2018 Georgia Gubernatorial election to Brian Kemp (who was Georgia’s secretary of state at the time, and thus in charge of overseeing elections, including his own), Stacy founded Fair Fight 2020, a non-profit organization dedicated to stopping voter suppression ahead of the next national election. Now tell everyone with a straight face that Stacy Abrams is somehow less qualified than Donald Trump to hold political office.

I’m an associate professor of political science, Fulbright scholar, and author. Follow me @JoshGellers or visit my website www.joshgellers.com.

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