So now The Donald, Donald J. Trump is the Republican candidate for the White House, for the Presidency, for the highest office in the land.
Elizabeth Warren today said it so well on The Donald and just where the Republican Party is today:
Donald Trump is now the leader of the Republican Party. It's real – he is one step away from the White House. Here's what else is real:
Trump has built his campaign on racism, sexism, and xenophobia. There's more enthusiasm for him among leaders of the KKK than leaders of the political party he now controls.
He incites supporters to violence, praises Putin, and, according to a columnist who recently interviewed him, is "cool with being called an authoritarian" and doesn't mind associations with history's worst dictators.
He attacks veterans like John McCain who were captured and puts our servicemembers at risk by cheerleading illegal torture. In a world with ISIS militants and leaders like North Korean strongman Kim Jong-Un conducting nuclear tests, he surrounds himself with a foreign policy team that has been called a "collection of charlatans," and puts out contradictory and nonsensical national security ideas one expert recently called "incoherent" and "truly bizarre."
What happens next will test the character for all of us – Republican, Democrat, and Independent. It will determine whether we move forward as one nation or splinter at the hands of one man's narcissism and divisiveness. I know which side I'm on, and I’m going to fight my heart out to make sure Donald Trump’s toxic stew of hatred and insecurity never reaches the White House.
So thank you, Republicans, Republican Party, Right Wingers and all the haters and misogynists and sexists and racists who brought the nation here, to this Donald J. Trump.
And by the way, the above---bringing the White House a "downright moron"---was also, of course, deeply true of one George W. "Mission Accomplished" Bush and his brother, John Ellis.
David Brooks, a Republican and Conservative, both, said it very well.