Here is a Facebook post by Robert Reich:
We must not sit by idly and tolerate the ugly hatred being fueled by Donald Trump. During a Trump rally last night in Rock Hill, South Carolina, a Muslim-Americ…an woman named Rose Hamid, simply stood up in silent protest (she’s in the center of the photo below, wearing a turquoise hijab) at a point in his speech when Trump said Syrian refugees fleeing the war in Syria were affiliated with ISIS. Despite her silence, Trump supporters around her began chanting Trump’s name and pointing to her along with the man alongside her who also stood up — as Trump campaign staff had instructed the audience to do in the event of a protest — and booed them, shouting at them to “get out.” One Trump supporter shouted “you have a bomb, you have a bomb.” Police and Trump campaign officials then escorted the two out. They also escorted out two others who were wearing stars reminiscent of those worn by Jews during the Holocaust. The disruption caused Trump to say “there is hatred against us that is unbelievable. It’s their hatred, it’s not our hatred.”
I urge everyone reading this post to attend the next Trump rally near you. Wear a hijab or a Star of David, and stand up in silent protest. We are all American Muslims. We are all Jewish Americans. We are all Mexican-Americans. We are all African-Americans. All of us have the right in this free country to stand up in silent protest against the closest we’ve come in this country to a fascist candidate for president, fueling hatred and spouting lies, who is now leading in the Republican polls.
What do you think?
Do we really think that Trump is electable in the United States? He may win the nomination by the GOP. Power to them!
But I don’t see how he can win the general election. Think about it:
He alienated and often made enemies out of:
- Many women
- Hispanics, lumping them all together as Mexicans
- Legal immigrants (like me)
- Many intellectuals
- Many scientists
- Many young people
Who is left? Ultra-evangelical Christians, white supremacists, various white splinter groups. Sorry, they don’t add up to 50% of the country.
Trump cannot get elected.