We know that Donald Trump was a Democrat and a liberal.

We also know that he is violent, i.e. “I’d like to punch him in the face.” He is profane, disrespectful, crude and is insulting to women and Spanish-speaking people.

He will revive torture and also compel the use of water-boarding.

In listening to his educational plan and his foreign affairs address, Richard Cohen of The Washington Post wrote, “That’s not the sound of silence, it’s the sound of contempt.”

Rich Lowry, a syndicated columnist, wrote “Trump has barely made a pretense of religiosity and has been incredibly overt in his vindictiveness and braggadocio.”

Trump’s stupid scheme to build a wall between the USA and Mexico and charge Mexico for each illegal immigrant is “high-testosterone rhetoric percolation in a toxic brew of xenophobia and willful ignorance,” (Washington Post).


E.J. Dionne Jr. of The Washington Post wrote “the 2016 Republican primary campaign is now on track to be the crudest, most vulgar and most thoroughly disgusting contest in our nation’s history. … The entire Republican race is a moral and electoral wreck.”

How has the Republican party failed so miserably?

Dionne wrote, “Republican leaders have a lot to answer for, and not only the incompetence and timidity of their stop-Trump efforts. They have spent years stoking the resentment and anger on the right end of their party that fueled Trump’s movement. … After this election, the GOP will need an extended period of self-examination.”

Ronald Melendy, Auburn

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