Thursday, August 25, 2016

"His Real Message Seems to Be Make America Hate Again"

"My friends, this is a moment of reckoning for every Republican dismayed that the party of Lincoln has become the party of Trump. It's a moment of reckoning for all of us who love our country and believe that America is better than this.
"Twenty years ago when Bob Dole accepted the Republican nomination, he pointed to the exits in the convention hall, and told any racist in the party to get out. The week after 9/11 George W. Bush went to a mosque and declared for everyone to hear that Muslims love America just as much as I do.
"In 2008, John McCain told his own supporters that they were wrong about the man he was trying to defeat. Senator McCain made sure they knew Barrack Obama, he said, was an American citizen and a decent person.
"We need that kind of leadership again."

Time magazine publishes a transcript of Hillary Clinton's speech in Reno about Donald Trump's racism.

At Slate, Jamelle Bouie, Isaac ChotinerMichelle GoldbergWilliam Saletan, and Josh Voorhees react to the speech.

As does Brian Beutler at The New Republic.

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