…a small electoral majority chose a candidate who openly embraced a platform of bigotry, who slurred war heroes and mocked the disabled, who was accused of sexual assault, who said he’d roll back the protections of a free press, who was cheered on by white supremacists, who said he’d upend our alliances and the world’s long-overdue climate deal, and who seemed ignorant and cavalier about the basics of safeguarding a nuclear arsenal.
There is no way to sugarcoat it. This election is a brutal affront to women, people of color, Jews and Muslims, and all who value kindness and tolerance. Paranoia and divisiveness have won the day. If we feared that the lesson of the Trump campaign would give white nationalists and other political predators a road map for a lasting presence as a disruptive opposition, we have instead handed them the keys to the Oval Office, and the nuclear codes…
–Clara Jeffery, “Don’t Mourn. Fight,” Mother Jones, 11/9/16
And see links there, especially to the very detailed reporting oif “How Trump Took Hate Groups Mainstream: The full story of his connection with far-right extremists” by Sarah Posner and David Neiwert, Mother Jones, Oct. 14, 2016.