What scares me about Trump? The numbers.

The compiled video * of lunch counter civil rights protesters being assaulted in North Carolina and Mississippi in the 1960s, now “narrated” by actual audio of Donald Trump speaking about protests at his own rallies, has almost certainly cleared 10 million views by now, and the responses are predictable:

  • Many of those who are already outraged by Trump find reinforcement for their outrage.
  • Many of those who endorse what Trump says find the video amusing.

We are entrenched.

We are beyond any point of return or compromise.

Unlike the lead-up to most elections, there is very little element of “undecided” about how we approach the Republican soon-to-be-nominee. **

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