Donald Trump appears to have high levels of support among the nation’s intolerant population, according to a New York Times deep dive into polling data.
The Times found that nearly 20% of Trump supporters did not approve of freeing the slaves, according to a January YouGov/Economist poll that asked respondents if they supported or disapproved of “the executive order that freed all slaves in the states that were in rebellion against the federal government”—Abraham Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation.
Here is another example of a time when I would like to say I am shocked by this, but honestly I am not.
I am also not shocked to learn that David Duke, former Gran Wizard of the Klu Klux Klan, said this:
“Voting for these people, voting against Donald Trump at this point, is really treason to your heritage.”
"I’m not saying I endorse everything about Trump. In fact, I haven’t formally endorsed him. But I do support his candidacy, and I support voting for him as a strategic action. I hope he does everything we hope he will do.”
Nor am I in the least surprised to learn that a white supremacist SuperPAC is making robo-calls on his behalf.
Trump is speaking to the fringe of the fringe, and it he were to be elected it would do immeasurable harm to this country, and perhaps even undo many, if not most, of President Obama's greatest accomplishments.
Every single GOP candidate is loathsome is some way, but Donald Trump is essentially loathsome in every way.