The fact Donald Trump apparently used the word “shithole” to describe the countries of Haiti, El Salvador and Africa is not surprising given his core racist beliefs, and the use of the vulgarity itself doesn’t really coarsen a political discourse he has already obliterated in just over a year in office.
When does the line get crossed? Ever? Donald Trump’s unhinged, rambling performance in Phoenix Tuesday night—filled with lies and the coded hatred of white supremacy—should make any rational person afraid for our democracy.
It is vitally important in these uncertain and erratic times under the Trump regime that people show up and then show the nation that our country will not tolerate racism and fascism.
There are no arguable “sides,” no debate when it comes to Nazism and white supremacy.