"How disgustingly racist," was my second response. "How amazing," was my third.
Amazing, in that here is a man whose racism is so ingrained that he thought he could, as President of the United States, drop a vulgar racist slur without consequence during an important meeting with lawmakers on the subject of immigration reform.
Donald Trump is such a racist he's blind to the fact that his is one.
Still, that being said, I do believe that what Donald Trump is, first, foremost, and above all, is mean.
But I believe that meanness is what defines Donald Trump; it's what drives his foul mouth and behavior and what feeds not only his racism, but his sexism, his misogyny, his cruelty, his xenophobia, his homophobia, his bullying, and his narcissism.
Or maybe it's Trump's narcissism that feeds the wellspring of his meanness; but I guess it doesn't matter, the two sins likely living in close symbiosis in the pit of his soul.
And now we are a country with a president who has brought meanness in its many expressions into style.
Do you suppose the stock market will rise up so high that it will serve as as a stairway to Heaven?
"Equal and Opposite Reactions"
by Patti Liszkay
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