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Donald Trump’s bid for the White House has taken a turn for the hideous.

For much of this campaign, I didn’t fear Trump. I was pacified by his buffoonery and entertained by the spectacle of it all. Sure, he was woefully unfit to be president, but he wasn’t going to be. Actually, I thought he was doing the United States a sort of favor. Not only by exposing every deplorable characteristic of the anti-governance, anti-American right, but by proving that this country’s democracy was still something of an open contest, subject to the whim of its masses.

That was before Trump decided to end his campaign in the most savage fashion imaginable...

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