I've tried to think about how to approach the story but each day the story shifts and Trump does something even more disgusting.
Case in point. Today in the Post-Gazette, Tony Norman has a thoughtful yet angry, succinct yet indepth description of Trump's behavior:
When asked to define “hard-core pornography,” in the 1964 case of a French film that the state of Ohio had banned as obscene, the late Supreme Court Justice Potter Stewart gave us an immortal rejoinder: “I shall not today attempt further to define the kinds of material I understand to be embraced within the shorthand description, and perhaps I could never succeed in intelligibly doing so,” he wrote. “But I know it when I see it, and the motion picture involved in this case is not that.”And so on. It's a good read. Go read it.
That’s how most Americans, regardless of politics or ideology, feel about indecency. They know it when they see it. And on this one point, we are mostly agreed — Donald Trump is no longer just a second-rate Bond villain manque. In a fractious, pluralistic political environment, he’s become the personification of indecency itself. We all know this because we can see it in all of its terrible orange-ish majesty.
Last week at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, an American Muslim named Khizr Khan made the case that Muslim Americans have made sacrifices for this country, too. It was a simple proposition that should have been a given, but isn’t thanks to hateful demagogues who have convinced many of their fellow Americans that patriotism and Islam are incompatible
The operant word here is: indecency.
And this being Donald Trump's indecency, there's been more in the news since Tony filed this story.
For example this:
In an interview today with a local ABC affiliate in Columbus, Ohio, Donald Trump suggested that what angered critic Khizr Khan was Trump's aggressive efforts to prevent terrorists from entering the country.Yes, of course that's the case! Khan's grief had nothing to do with the death of his son. In Trump's mind, Khan is more upset about Trump's plan to stop the thousands and thousands of radical Islamic terrorists that he thinks are streaming over the border.
"It's a very big subject for me, border security is very big. When you have radical Islamic terrorists probably all over the place, we’re allowing them to come in by the thousands and thousands. And I think that’s what bothered Mr. Khan more than anything else. And, you know, I’m not going to change my views on that. We have radical Islamic terrorists coming in that have to be stopped. We’re taking them in by the thousands.” [Emphasis in original.]
Because, you know, they're both Muslim and we all know about those people, amirite?
For some guidance, let's go to someone wealthier than Donald Trump:
But I guess we know the answer: Donald Trump has no decency.