More Than Trump: The White Nationalist, GOP Freak Show


Donald Trump hasn’t wasted any opportunities to spew hate towards immigrants and really anyone who disagrees with him. He’s made fun of Asian accents, called Mexicans rapists and drug dealers, thrown a Univision reporter out of an event, and made offensive comments about a female commentator. The Republican primary voters have rewarded him with a cool quarter of their votes, and he is now the front-runner.

His rhetoric is spreading.

Over the weekend, Scott Walker of Wisconsin floated the idea of walling off the Canadian border. He didn’t answer the obvious next question — what about our dangerously exposed borders on the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans, and the Gulf of Mexico? That means we may soon be hearing from Bobby Jindal or Rick Perry. Or Lindsey Graham, who could tell us about the efficacy of coastal blockades in the War of Northern Aggression.

But the prize for weekend loopiness goes to Gov. Chris Christie of New Jersey, for his bold idea to give FedEx the job of tracking foreigners every minute they are in the United States.

“We need to have a system that tracks you from the moment you come in,” he said.

I couldn’t have made this stuff up in my wildest imagination at the outset of this race. Now it’s an every day thing.


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