Donald Trump has called Mexicans rapists and criminals. He’s advocated rounding up 11 million undocumented Mexican and Central and South Americans and railroading them out of the country. He’s proposed surveilling and closing mosques and registering and monitoring American Muslims. And now, he’s suggesting the United States immediately prohibit all Muslims from traveling or immigrating into the U.S.
Donald Trump is basically a fascist demagogue. That’s why the photo above — taken by D.C. photojournalist Saul Loeb, ironically during Trump’s appearance a couple of days ago at the 2016 Republican Jewish Coalition Presidential Candidates Forum — is so absolutely perfect. Yeah, it was a lucky shot, since Trump was merely waving at the audience and Loeb had an advantageous angle, but it doesn’t change how wonderfully fitting it is to have a picture of Trump doing what we all imagine he regularly does at home in front of the mirror.