Every time we think Trump has hit rock bottom, the tycoon breaks out the jackhammer and keeps going. The only thing more alarming than The Donald? His supporters.
Storm Front, Aryan Nation, Neo-Nazis and other assorted bigots and racists, and let's not forget those Americans who believe neo-fascist Trump would make our country great again. They're all in for this guy who appeals to the very worst in human nature. So is it surprising to discover who the human beings are who are enthralled with him?
The Post-Star editorial board:
Donald Trump has stepped over the line that separates politics and morality, and that doesn’t happen very often. [...] We as citizens need to face up to the enemy. Right now, you can make a good case it is Donald Trump.
But the judgment of history should matter to other Republicans. Historians will look harshly on those who, for reasons of cowardice or opportunism, kept silent when Trump’s tirades put our constitutional values and the safety of Americans at risk — not to mention the political future of the GOP. [...]
How will history judge other prominent Republicans who have been onlookers and even cheerleaders as the Trump car wreck has ensued? Can Sen. Ted Cruz (Tex.) really continue to waffle on anti-Muslim statements? Is this former Supreme Court law clerk really so clueless about the Constitution? How about Sen. Marco Rubio (Fla.)? Does he have the backbone to take on the demagogue? All we can say is that historical reputations will be made and lost over the next few weeks.
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