Seven Queries About the Candidacy of Donald Trump
Yesterday afternoon, I found myself contemplating (yet again) the candidacy of Donald Trump and the danger he, his idea, and his supporters pose to our country and system of government. As I sat there thinking about these issues, I really started wondering about the upcoming election, possible scenarios, and what Trump’s candidacy says about our country and about our fellow citizens. And so, I posted the following seven queries to Twitter:
- Query 1: Now that Trump has refused to denounce the KKK, what percentage of minority voters will turn out to vote against him in November?
- Query 2: If other GOP leaders fail to promptly denounce Trump regarding the KKK, will the GOP lose all minority support for years to come?
- Query 3: How does a party that has spent 7 years trying to delegitimize a black President pivot to denounce Trump’s racism? Is it possible?
- Query 4: Do we take Trump at his word that he doesn't know much about the KKK (so he's an ignoramus) or is he just a lying piece of shit?
- Query 5: How do we explain a populace that supports the racist & xenophobic views at the core of the leading GOP candidate's appeal
- Query 6: In 50 years, will people ask about us today the same thing we ask about Italians & Germans in the '30s: How did they let it happen?
- Query 7: Did Trump refuse to condemn KKK because he knows racists comprise a large portion of his base (or what he needs on Super Tuesday)?
What do you think? Let me know.