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Donald Trump Has Brought Out the Worst in America

This isn't meant to be another one of those bash Donald Trump blog posts.  This is, instead, a commentary on the negativity his campaign has sparked.  

Racists have come out of the woodwork like roaches in the dark.  For the most part, these supporters would be classified as poor whites, angry because they can't advance with little or no education and the majority of them would also be identified as angry white males.  They have taken off their hoods, jumped on his bandwagon, taken off their hoods and are leading the "make America great" campaign.  They have gotten behind a candidate who spews some of the nastiest comments and behaved in such a manner that has to embarrass any decent, conscientious, law-abiding white person in America.  

People like 78-year-old man John Franklin McGraw of North Carolina have felt free to assault non Trump supporters at presidential candidate's rallies.  "The victim deserved it.  The next time we see him we might have to kill him," is what McGraw was quoted as saying.

Instead of denouncing the violence, Donald Trump has dismissed it and stirs up his avowed racist followers with comments like: "Laziness is a trait in blacks.  I believe that."  

And what about that endorsement from the KKK?  Trump refused to renounce white nationalist David Duke when Duke said on his radio show that voting for any other candidate other than Trump was "really treason to your heritage."

I am still trying to understand how so many other viable candidates in the republican party allowed a Donald Trump to become the eventual nominee. Perhaps this is the after affects of the Tea Party movement.  Believe me, I would've voted for Mark Rubio over Hillary Clinton for sure!

Does being white and privileged automatically make you a racist?  Perhaps it does since they are not, nor do they ever have to be, exposed to what life is like in the 97 percent of America.    Perhaps others finding out that they didn't earn their fortune legally and, if truth be told, they are no better than the common criminals who steal just to survive.  Perhaps fear of losing their wealth or having more of a level playing field is more than they can bear.

Donald Trump has brought out the worst in white America, whether it was intentional did it or not.   

So why do white americans get behind a candidate like that? They have to know he won't do anymore for them than he'll do for us.  At the bottom is at the bottom---black AND white.

Perhaps Donald Trump gives them hope just like President Obama gave us.


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