*Just to be clear, I know and love Trump supporters. This is about fringe supporters that are carrying out violence and vandalism.
The extreme rhetoric against minorities and women was not a campaign device to the racist and hateful people who listened to it, felt empowered by it and now have been unleashed in all their ugliness on others in our nation. He can say now that it was only a campaign device, his surrogates can say all politicians promise more than they deliver, but the evil genie is out of the bottle, the Pandora’s box is open, and people who don’t look like him are reaping pain, fear and anxiety.
It’s not right. And before you say, well, violent protests aren’t right either, that’s true! *Peaceful* protest is the American way. But this is wrong, throwing bleach on people at rest stops is wrong, swastika graffiti is wrong, grabbing women passing by and justifying it by what he says he got away with is wrong, ripping hijabs off women is wrong, telling reporters they are going to be lynched is wrong, telling citizens they are going to be deported and don’t belong here is wrong.
When extremist so-called Islamic terrorists attack, and everyday Muslims are asked to speak out and condemn them? They do that now. And so when evil members of your party do violence and vandalism and threaten in the President-elect’s name? All Republicans should be speaking out, condemning, turning them in to the authorities, and seeking out those people to stop them. That needs to be the American Way, too, now.