Tonight's Rachel Maddow Show included two segments that any rational American should view, listen to contemplate. Maddow refers to the number one Amercian demagogue (who happens to claim the GOP) as Mr. Trump. Her guest in the second segment also refers to Trump as "Mr. Trump." I await that day when media ceases to provide reverence for a person who is as dangerous to the United States as Adolf Hitler was for the world in the mid-1930s through his suicide in 1945. The parallels are overwhelming to the point of viewing history with the prospect of reliving it.
Media deifies and people pay attention. I have yet to hear any media refer to Jeb Bush as "Mr. Bush". How about Mrs. Clinton or Mr. Sanders? Celebrity and acquired wealth shouldn't as a matter fo practice lead to auto-respect when the person via his acts incessantly lowers himself to the level of a bigot (to put it mildly).
While almost all GOP Primary candidates have joined in the anti-Islam mania growing int he Right, Trump has evolved from a bigoted birther to a seething white nationalist. It should be noted white nationalism is one step away from national killing racism. "Isms" come in bundles, Trump offers bundled bigotry for all.
Let's check-in on Mediaite's piece on the Maddow segment followed by the MSNBC segment with Richard Engel.
Donald Trump‘s proposal to ban all foreign Muslims from entering the U.S. is so outlandish and so insane, Rachel Maddow is now seriously wondering if Trump is deliberately trying to kill his own campaign.
Maddow seriously threw out the theory tonight that Trump is so “spooked” by his own success, he is saying ever-more-provocative things to “blow up his presidential campaign.”
“Is he trying,” she asked, “to get himself effectively kicked out of the Republican party so there’s no longer a threat he might actually get nominated as that party’s nominee for president or, God forbid, that he might win the office?”
But not only is this a potential black mark on the GOP and Trump himself, Maddow found it more than a little troubling how Trump’s “radical to the point of obscenity” proposal might impact the country as a whole.
Watch above, via MSNBC.
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Let's finish the Maddow segment with an MSNBC international journalist (Investigator) who has, in my opinion, complete credibility: Richard Engel.
Rachel Maddow and Richard Engel
American conservatism has gone insane!