By Nicholas Kristof, Opinion Columnist … Harmed the USA:
1. salute to violent extremists
2. seed doubt on election results
3. laughingstock of the world … is this winning?
I wrote about Tuesday night’s debate yesterday afternoon, and I don’t want to seem to be beleaguering the topic, but there was something I missed … something crucial, I think. Due to having only about 10% of my hearing, I rely heavily on closed-captioning, but in live events such as the debates, the captioning is by necessity a few seconds behind and sometimes more. This is why I rarely watch such events. I thought I picked up on the key parts of the debate, but I missed the part where Trump said, “Proud boys, stand back and stand by.” This morning, it was quickly brought to my attention, and even republicans are condemning Trump for this blatantly racist call for potential violence.
I would like to share with you this morning, Nicholas Kristof’s take on the implications of Trump’s statement, as well as a couple other observations. Please take…
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