Trump is gone, but his damage will linger for decades

The New Yorker celebrates the last of Trump.
The New Yorker celebrates the last of Trump.

There’s a lot to celebrate this week.

For starters, the country is still here. The United States is still a democratic republic.

There seemed to be some doubt that might continue when an angry mob invaded the Capitol on Jan. 6, only the second time it has been breached in 200 years.

Then, it was the British; this time, our fellow Americans.

These white supremacists, incited by the president, tried to overturn a lawful election.

They were halted. We got lucky.

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Donald Trump.

Never forget: NBC is the reason America is saddled with Trump

NBC’s decision to grant Donald Trump airtime after he refused to debate Democratic rival Joe Biden is another example of how the peacock network has consistently betrayed America to enable an unfit narcissist.

Trump has such a stranglehold over the nation’s attention, it’s hard to remember that back in 2004, he was a marginal figure outside of New York. Then “Survivor” creator Mark Burnett tapped him to host “The Apprentice,” the reality series that presented Trump as a canny, successful businessman.

That image had nothing to do with Trump’s broken reality and his multiple bankruptcies.

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Donald J. Trump, Racist-in-chief

The moment in the debate when Trump revealed himself unfit

Last night’s presidential debate may go down in the books as one of the worst in American history – with a sitting president who couldn’t stop interrupting and a veteran newsman turned moderator who could not bother to contain him.

But the night’s most shocking moment – the one that lingers hours after and says everything about Donald Trump’s character and fitness for office came when Chris Wallace challenged Trump to condemn white supremacists.

The man who saw “fine people on both sides” of a white supremacy rally in Charlottesville in 2017 balked and tried blaming the left for all the violence at Black Lives Matters rallies.

Then there was this:

“What do you want to call them? Give me a name. Give me a name. Proud Boys — Stand back, stand by.”

A sitting president would not condemn racists, and instead offered encouragement to one of the most violent groups on national television.

The moment reverberated like a thunderclap on social media.

Members of the Proud Boys see Trump as their national commander and have already adopted his words as marching orders. They know they have a friend in the White House.

Watch the clip for yourself. And know this: If you vote for a racist, you are a racist. It’s that simple.