When I first heard that Donald Trump was going to run for president a second time, I was excited. Not because I’d ever vote for him, but because I knew that the ensuing shitshow would make for some excellent election year entertainment.
So far his campaign has exceeded my expectations. Trump has somehow managed to be more racist, more arrogant, even sleazier, and yetmore popular than he was during the campaign for the 2012 election.
Donald Trump isn’t just an outlier. He’s representative of what many people in this country, specifically Republicans, actually think and believe. As Paul Krugman said:
He’s the spokesperson for the country’s rich white assholes. He’s the personification of an internet comment thread, the embodiment of the worst parts of American society. He won’t win the election, but the fact that he exists, and that people like him exist, is terrifying, disgusting, and depressing.