Trump was clearly pandering to those white Americans who were unhappy with the cultural changes of the last half-century, including the shifting demographics that are weakening their political and social influence. Trump’s election was, in large measure, a backlash against the first black president.
On Thursday in Cleveland, he will take the convention stage for the first time since his controversial “culture war” speech in 1992. And it certainly won’t be a surprise if the two-time Republican primary candidate stirs up a controversy of similar proportions.
It’s been less than 2 weeks since the tragic terrorist attacks in Norway carried out by anti-Muslim extremist Anders Behring Breivik, and already far-right commentators have started justifying them. The most recent and egregious example is a blog post from Pamela Geller — the conservative commentator who started the false “Ground Zero mosque” rumor last […]