Clever by halfDonald Trumps campaign rhetoric regularly makes me sick at my stomach. On the day he officially announced his candidacy, he demonized Hispanics as rapists and murderers.
He also has mocked and belittled Rosie ODonnell, Carly Fiorina and Megan Kelly. Im not a big fan of any of them, but thats not the point. He thought calling Rosie a fat pig was really clever. His misogynist brain clearly doesnt get it at all. He then mocked a physically disabled reporter and then dissembled by claiming he didnt know him.
Now, he spews hate at all Muslims and proposes keeping all Muslims out of the country simply because of their religion. Radical Islamist terrorists determined to destroy Western civilization are one thing. Demonizing all Muslims the vast majority of whom are decent and stand-up people is quite different.
It hit me that Trumps verbal brutality and recklessness is beyond disgusting after I read text messages from two friends one from Bangladesh (now a U.S. citizen) and one from Saudi Arabia (recently graduated from the University of Central Oklahoma) who are both honorable and decent, salt-of-the-earth types.
As Trump spews his cruel misogynist, xenophobic and racist hatred, his poll numbers with Republican voters often rise. He has remained the frontrunner in the GOP race for president, doing inestimable damage to our democracy and our country. His calling card is to fan the flames of intolerance, bigotry, hate and fear. Nearly every day, Trump stretches the exercise of his free speech to the breaking point. Hes lucky that he enjoys protected rights that in many cases he would take away from decent and honorable human beings.
Id like to point out to him how fortunate he is to have the Secret Service, who are paid for by taxpayers he demonizes, protecting him.