Trump is a danger to us all.
Trump is generating divisiveness. His hate and fear-mongering is reminiscent of Hitler whose speeches he possessed and whose likeness was used in Trump’s Twitter account.
Trump lost the second debate, but still leads in the polls.
I am no fan of Scott Walker, but he was right when he urged other GOP presidential candidates to unite against Trump.
Trump and Hitler
The article “Media ethics writer compares Trump to Hitler” states that media ethicist Kelly McBride and medical ethicist Art Caplan wrote “But Trump’s racist rhetoric should be viewed in the repugnant tradition of Hitler. When you call all Mexicans rapists, criminals, losers, and the source of disease (that last claim was an old Nazi favorite), when you disparage Mexican-Americans at every turn as the cause of all the country’s woes, and when you have the money to get you message out, journalists should take you seriously…
Such speech is a classic ploy to sow divisiveness and generate fear. That his message finds a home at all should be alarming. It’s one thing to argue about immigration policies. It’s a completely different thing to condemn an entire ethnic group. (Imagine if Trump were saying these things about Jews?”
They noted that “News organizations should not consign Trump to the entertainment section.”
Other GOP politicians are mimicking Trump’s stances and that our media and our red staters cheer him is an indictment of our society.
The article “Donald Trump's ex-wife once said Trump kept a book of Hitler's speeches by his bed”states “According to a 1990 Vanity Fair interview, Ivana Trump once told her lawyer Michael Kennedy that her husband, real-estate mogul Donald Trump, now a leading Republican presidential candidate, kept a book of Hitler's speeches near his bed.”
Regarding Hitler Trump learned that, as the article states, “Hitler was one of history's most prolific orators, building a genocidal Nazi regime with speeches that bewitched audiences.
"He learned how to become a charismatic speaker, and people, for whatever reason, became enamored with him," Professor Bruce Loebs, who has taught a class called the Rhetoric of Hitler and Churchill for the past 46 years at Idaho State University.”
The article “Donald Trump tweets photo of Nazi uniforms”states “Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump's official Twitter account posted a photo Tuesday that appears to show men in German World War II uniforms beneath an American flag instead of American troops.
The image, showing Trump's face and an American flag, as well as an image of marching soldiers, says "We need real leadership. We need results. Let's put the U.S. back into business!"”
Trump’s divisiveness leads the polls.
The article “Carly Fiorina Won GOP Debate, but Trump Still Leads: NBC Online Survey” states “More than a third of Republican voters say that Carly Fiorina performed best in the Wednesday night debate on CNN….Debates alone rarely move poll numbers in big ways, and Trump continues to lead the crowded field with 29 percent of Republican and independent voters who lean Republican saying they would cast their vote for him.”
Scott Walker and other GOP strategists realize Trump is bad for the country and their partisan concerns.
The article “Scott Walker Drops Out Of 2016 Race, Urges Republican Voters To Unite Against Trump” states “Walker then called on his former opponents in the race for the GOP nomination to consider bowing out as well in order to mount a unified opposition to Donald Trump, who continues to dominate in national polls.”
The article contains this Walker quote “I encourage other Republican presidential candidates to do the same, so the voters can focus on a limited number of candidates who can offer a positive conservative alternative to the current frontrunner,” he said. “This is fundamentally important to the future of the party and more importantly, to the future of our country.”
Another GOP strategist agrees with Walker as the article “The wreckage of the summer of Trump” details. The article states “Trump’s defeat is now a matter of Republican survival. The candidate himself, as the debate demonstrated once again, is small, petulant and out of his depth on policy. And Trumpism apparently regards the speaking of Spanish as un-American, contemplates one of the largest forced migrations in human history and spreads destructive, unscientific nonsense about childhood vaccines. The summer of Trump has been a season of toxicity, ugliness and racially charged resentment.
But the GOP’s survival does not guarantee success. Trump has deepened the electoral problems of 2012 in nearly every respect. And Republicans now require not just a serious, policy-oriented reformer, but someone with the exceptional political skills to remove Trump’s new layer of political damage. Any successful GOP candidate will need to be the anti-Trump, rejecting the language and philosophy of Trumpism as offensive and fundamentally at odds with the ideals of the party they represent.”
Trump is a danger to us all.
But Trump's appeal is not so much about issues as attitude.
The reason for his success is simple, observers say: Trump is giving unsparing voice to the contempt many conservatives feel toward the political leadership in Washington, Democrat and Republican alike. The scorn runs so deep, it overrides whatever differences voters may have with Trump over his garish lifestyle, his patchwork philosophy or past stances on particular issues.”
Trump is a propagandist. Trump doesn’t possess a consistent political philosophy. Trump has read how Hitler appealed to the base instincts of his followers, and that is why he is leading in the polls, not his plans to better their lives. Trump is only concerned about himself; consequentially he is a danger to us all.