It's Official: The Donald Loves the Poorly Educated, Also the White Supremacists, the Morons and the KKK, and They Love Him Too
Tacky impersonators meet tacky real thing in Nevada. Photo by Ruth Fremson/New York Times
In case you haven't heard, dreadful person Donald Trump is "winning, winning, winning" - cue an increasingly familiar gloating leer - most recently in Nevada, where the Klan (or trolls dressed like them, or maybe what one supporter suggested was "illegals just trying to make him look bad" while inexplicably dressed in white hoods) came out to support him, thus answering the question some of us ask almost daily about this most demented of elections: Can it get worse? Afterwards, The Bombastic One celebrated his win by boasting that absolutely everyone supports him including "the poorly educated," which explains a lot considering how many of them hold truly scary views. He in turn proudly declared "I love the poorly educated," prompting a Twitter storm: "I love the poorly educated, the racists, the bigots, the pro-slavery crowd...Thanks for the shout-out....Does clown college count?...Of course, they're the ones who are going to build his idiot wall."
To bolster his view, even more questionably educated supporters surfaced Wednesday with new white supremacist robocalls in Vermont, with additional ones reportedly scheduled for Minnesota on Thursday. The message from American National Super PAC founder William Daniel Johnson, a farmer and self-described white nationalist, echoed similar messages sent out earlier in Iowa and New Hampshire; in response to those, Trump noted that "people are right to be furious" but then technically “disavowed” them in what their authors said was "the nicest possible way." In the new calls, Johnson, who advocates voluntary racial segregation, urges right-thinking Americans, "Don't vote for a Cuban. Vote for Donald Trump." He goes on, "The white race is dying out in America and Europe because we are afraid to be called 'racist.' It’s okay to give away our country through immigration, but don’t call me racist... It’s okay that few schools anymore have beautiful white children as the majority, but don’t call me racist." He adds, "Donald Trump is not a racist, but Donald Trump is not afraid." Half of this statement is true. All of this statement is terrifying. So yes: We are afraid.