Trump’s Way, Continued

Trump: “We pledge to you that we will root out the communists, Marxists, fascists and the radical left thugs that live like vermin within the confines of our country that lie and steal and cheat on elections.”

It is darkly fascinating that Trump is making no pretense that he would behave responsibly if elected; that he would adhere to the Constitution and work to further the best interests of all Americans; that he would seek capable, dedicated, honorable people to serve in his cabinet, the judiciary, and in other offices; and that, echoing Lincoln, he would serve with malice toward none, charity for all.

Making lofty, inspiring, noble promises is not Trump’s way. His way is swaggering viciousness. Unless an astonishing number of voters have eyes but do not see and ears but do not hear, he will not be elected president.