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Another hallucinatory hiccup in the tawdry downfall of the Republic. The narcissistic dumpster went to Arizona. The crowds of protesters were huge. The crowds of supporters were thin. Still, they valiantly cheered as he lied and preened and raved that hate groups are the fault of dishonest media "trying to take away the history and our heritage.” What? Also wait. Why is a new and catastrophically failing president holding deranged campaign rallies? Keep asking.