I'm sure many of you have seen this already, but for the record, here's something released by the Trump campaign today:
And it's only the beginning of July. The Republican desperation to seize power in this country is going to inevitably bring us things that will make this piece of disgusting racist hate-propaganda look mild. So get ready; it's going to be a nasty ride.
Now, it's a little later, and I feel called upon to add something to this. It is almost inconceivable that anyone could have done this and not be perfectly aware of what it meant. But, like so many things that the corrupt, hateful leaders of the Republican party say, we will never really know what they believe and what is just one more lie on their lips. Can we conceive that they still doubt the reality of global warming? Is it even conceivable that, at this point in time, they still believe in supply side economics, or ever did? Do they really think that corporations are people, or are they just paid to prostitute themselves by saying so? And do they actually not understand that they are riding a wave of nativist, white supremacist hatred that indeed does bear a distinct similarity to that which engulfed the world in the 1940's?
Like Hermann Goering and other Nazi leaders, these people will likely never be honest about this, knowing that their only hope of salvaging a scrap of their public images is to deny unto death what they have done. So there is unlikely to ever be a smoking gun. Unfortunately, our survival as a nation likely depends on our making up our minds about things like this, and in doing that, history teaches us the danger of giving this sort of person the benefit of the doubt.