I suppose it shouldn’t surprise that a super-wealthy real estate developer would run for President promising to turn America into a gated community.
Really, this is where Donald Trump’s rhetoric has been pointing since he launched his campaign by calling for “the greatest wall you’ve ever seen” to keep out Mexican criminals and rapists. His latest stand, for a ban on Muslims traveling to America, is of a kind with the Mexican wall. It’s just one tick crazier.
But after all the crazy shit Trump has said, the ban on Muslims was the straw that broke mainstream Republicans’ backs. Some Republicans, including a lot of Vermonters, sensing that the Crazy Line has been crossed, have finally criticized Trump as being out of step with true Republicanism.
Well, there’s a problem with that. It’s not true.
Donald Trump is, in fact, the inevitable end product of the past two decades of Republican and conservative politics.