I apologize in advance for making another post re: Trump, but there's a few things he and the Republican Party have decided to place on the record that are worth noting.
One is hardly a secret - Trump's racism. Since his initial campaign announcement, he has regularly labeled his racism as "common sense", including his most recent statement about a Federal judge from Indiana whose parents were immigrants: When Mr. Dickerson said there was a tradition in the United States, a nation of immigrants, against judging people based on heritage, Mr. Trump replied, “I’m not talking about tradition, I’m talking about common sense, O.K.?”
The press has covered his racism, asked him about it, and he brushes such questions off.
Tennessee Senator also brushed aside criticism of Trump but did say Trump will now "change" because he'll have to. Right. Giving him the office of President is the solution to his racism.
Pitiful Paul Ryan, Speaker of the House, said today Trump's racism is acceptable.
"Claiming a person can’t do their job because of their race is sort of like the textbook definition of a racist comment,” Mr. Ryan continued. “I think that should be absolutely disavowed. It’s absolutely unacceptable. But do I believe that Hillary Clinton is the answer? No, I do not.”
"He said, “I believe that we have more common ground on the policy issues of the day and we have more likelihood of getting our policies enacted with him than with her.”
"I do absolutely disavow those comments. I think they are wrong. I don’t think they are right-headed. And the thinking behind it is something I don’t personally relate to. But at the end of the day this is about ideas. This is about moving our agenda forward.”
So I'm adding Mr Ryan's affirmation that the party accepts racism as long as his overall agenda moves forward.