October 11: DISGUSTING
This is the flip side of hope.
A year into the President’s term, the “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville attracted neo-Nazis, white nationalists, Klansmen, fascists, racists, anti-Semites, militiamen, and “very fine people,” according to the President. They carried torches and chanted Nazi and white supremacist slogans, and at last one of them raced his car into a crowd of counter-protesters, killing one and injuring 19 more.
We thought it couldn’t get any worse, but we have consistently been proved wrong. The President continues to issue racist statements and retweet racist groups. He even wants to forbid federal funding to any state that teaches anti-racism training, and he says that teaching kids about slavery is literally child abuse.
Then, during the September 29 debate, he refused to condemn white supremacy and instead called out to them, saying, "Stand back and stand by," which was immediately adopted as a rallying cry by white supremacists spoiling for action. He's telling them to interfere in the voting process. He's telling them that he supports their brand of violence and intimidation.
This is the textbook illustration of "DISGUSTING."