Donald Trump’s refusal to immediately condemn David Duke and the white supremacist groups that cheer his candidacy is only the latest disgrace in a campaign filled with callous disregard for humanity. No matter that Trump later demurred, “I disavow” in a belated tweet.
Such a rejection of hate groups and other evil should be immediate and visceral — not calculated. Yet this represents the hallmark and foundation of his political platform.
As the grandson of Holocaust survivors, I hear the haunting echoes of pre-war Germany and the hate-filled path that led to those unimaginable horrors.
I have voted Republican in every single presidential election since the age of 18.
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But never will I vote for Trump and never will I support those political opportunists like Chris Christie who have joined Trump’s bandwagon of divisive, racist and nativist bigots.