Solomon Jones on the two Americas: His and Donald Trump’s

Written by on November 24, 2015

I don’t want my children to grow up in Donald Trump’s America.

Trump, you see, envisions a country that is defined by insult and derision, by hateful rhetoric and by the steadfast belief that only those who agree with him have the right to express their opinions.

Trump surprisingly has been successful with that strategy, but it’s not Trump who worries me. It’s his fans.

Because when Trump says that Mexican immigrants are killers and rapists, or insults Sen. John McCain’s service to this country, or insinuates that Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly’s job performance is tied to her menstrual cycle, some of Trump’s followers can’t separate rhetoric from reality.

How else to explain their senseless attack on a Black Lives Matter protester who came to one of Trump’s rallies to exercise the very American rights that Trump claims he wants to protect?

The incident – just the latest in a campaign I’m convinced will be repackaged and sold as a reality-show-style documentary – occurred during a Trump campaign rally in Birmingham, Ala.

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  1. Julie Audrey Ward   On   November 24, 2015 at 10:51 pm

    The only reality in Trumps’ Vision for America, is a Cosmetic Approach that Reflects his Superiority Complex. America does not need another hateful being making decisions that prompts the agendas of murderous actions. Spewing words that cannot be smoothed over when the transparency of his campaign clearly states; Black Lives don’t matter. What is most appropriate is to vote him out.. His fans will continue to ingratiate his ego. Count Me In. Is there a petition in the works? He is an Insult. Glamour and Fame without Class will not build this country to better days. Clearly, when you announce that one lone protestor is an insult.. We can expect that Our Black Lives has no relevance in Trump’s vision for America.

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