Chump No. 3 sounds like No. 2

Given a sardonic sense of humor and a Democratic persuasion, there’s five months of entertainment to go: Three Stooges in One. The primaries are over. Who will show up now at Stage Right? Will it be the business bully? The sick hustler? Or some other Chump No. 3?

At first outing–Richmond Coliseum the evening of Friday, June 10–it was back to Chump No. 2: racist and narcissist. The crowd didn’t show–three-quarters of 12,000 seats empty. However, no apologies for the Mexico border wall. It will be “strong, powerful and beautiful…We’re going to win so much…We’re going to win at every single level.”

Counter-demonstrators marched in the streets. Banners read, “Build kindness, not walls” and “Take your border wall & shove it!” Republicans lost more support from Spanish-speaking voters, if there were any left to lose.

– Craig Bolon, Brookline, MA, June 11, 2016


Michael Campbell, Trump energizes supporters as protesters march through downtown Richmond, WWBT (Richmond, VA), June 10, 2016

Peter Wehner, The indelible stain of Donald Trump, New York Times, June 12, 2016

Matea Gold, Karoun Demirjian and Mike DeBonis, Trump’s ‘Pocahontas’ attack leaves fellow Republicans squirming again, Washington Post, June 10, 2016

Russ Buettner and Charles V. Bagli, How Donald Trump bankrupted his Atlantic City casinos but still earned millions, New York Times, June 12, 2016

Philip Rucker, Romney warns Trump’s rhetoric could lead to ‘trickle-down racism’, Washington Post, June 10, 2016

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