Letter to the editor: Next steps for Trump supporters
I’m guessing that Trump rally-goers will soon be chanting “String ‘Em Up” each time the president names an African-American Democrat. I see it as a natural next step for this crowd.
I’m more certain of what will follow when this happens. Trump will deny that it has anything to do with lynching and call these supporters super patriots. Sen. Mitch McConnell will trot out his wife, cabinet member Elaine Chao, as proof that Trump is not a racist. House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy will hold a news conference, deliver a long rambling speech and say nothing.
House Democrats will issue a flood of subpoenas, but no one will show up. Pennsylvania Sen. Pat Toomey will tell us that he wouldn’t use the same words as the chanters. Rep. Guy Reschenthaler will polish up his Trump Toady badge while instructing his staff to ignore constituents wishing to know his views on Trump’s racist behavior. More than 90% of the Republican Party members will still support their hero. My Democratic friends will tell me that as a nation we are better than this.
No, we’re not. Sadly, this is who we are.
Glenn R. Plummer