Trump tweets video physically attacking Hillary Clinton

Trump sold the Republican party out this week, twice. He needs to win back the Deplorables.

Cliff Schecter predicted in our latest podcast that Trump would win back his base by promising to waterboard ten Mexicans. Cliff was close. Trump chose physical violence towards Hillary Clinton.




Which raises a few issues. First, was Kathy Griffin really wrong to joke about violence against Trump now that Trump has repeatedly promoted violence against Hillary Clinton? (Remember, during the campaign Trump suggested that perhaps someone should assassinate Hillary.)

And second, Trump has spent all week calling for ESPN anchor Jemele Hill to be fired for calling Trump a “white supremacist.” But now Trump himself has called for violence against Hillary Clinton, a clearly sexist attack (among other things). We already knew that Donald “Grab ’em by the pussy” Trump had zero moral standing to call anyone else out for their behavior. But at what point do Republicans say enough is enough?

Then again, racism, sexism, physically mocking a reporter with a disability, and even embracing actual Nazis wasn’t enough to get the GOP to finally stop Donald Trump. So what’s a little misogyny?

The pundits assembled on CNN this morning seemed to find the video funny. They talked of Trump’s “authenticity” with the voters. Yes, Trump does come across authentic — the same way a white guy with a tiki torch yelling “Jews will not replace us” is authentic. The guy is real, all right. Nothing left to the imagination. And if you’re a hateful bigot, I’m sure you’ll applaud.

Follow me on Twitter: @aravosis | @americablog | @americabloggay | Facebook | Instagram | Google+ | LinkedIn. John Aravosis is the Executive Editor of AMERICAblog, which he founded in 2004. He has a joint law degree (JD) and masters in Foreign Service from Georgetown; and has worked in the US Senate, World Bank, Children's Defense Fund, the United Nations Development Programme, and as a stringer for the Economist. He is a frequent TV pundit, having appeared on the O'Reilly Factor, Hardball, World News Tonight, Nightline, AM Joy & Reliable Sources, among others. John lives in Washington, DC. .

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