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26-Aug-2017 18:52

Why else would he have refused to immediately disavow the support of David Duke and other white supremacists?What possible purpose did he have to insinuate that President Obama was a Muslim, that he was not born in America?You’ve protected presidents and other heads of state as part of your job. I remember our family trip to the White House in middle school — even though you disagreed with the man who was President, you spoke of the office with such reverence and dignity that we felt honored just to visit.I left that day with exactly the sense of admiration and respect for the office that I think you hoped we’d feel.Do you remember taking us to the Civil War battlefields and explaining how many of the men who fought and died in that war were fresh off the boat, paying for their citizenship to this country in blood — dying to eradicate the scourge of slavery, a plague they had nothing to do with creating in the first place? But you didn’t just teach us to admire white European immigrants either.

It wasn’t until years later that I got around to it.

I remember you once told me that the way the Ku Klux Klan recruited people in our hometown was by convincing white people that they were being attacked and that their way of life was under siege.

C’mon Dad, is that not eerily similar to some of Trump’s campaign tactics?

But doesn’t it alarm you to see a candidate who seems to stoke these kinds of fires — directly or indirectly?

Surely you must be shaking your head at Trump’s repeated refusal to distance himself from these people.

It wasn’t until years later that I got around to it.

I remember you once told me that the way the Ku Klux Klan recruited people in our hometown was by convincing white people that they were being attacked and that their way of life was under siege.

C’mon Dad, is that not eerily similar to some of Trump’s campaign tactics?

But doesn’t it alarm you to see a candidate who seems to stoke these kinds of fires — directly or indirectly?

Surely you must be shaking your head at Trump’s repeated refusal to distance himself from these people.

Experiences like these — they color the way I see the world, which is why, I imagine, you encouraged us to travel and study history.