While most politicians (and journalists) in America seem to be cowering in fear of Donald Trump, the bellicose and obnoxious "presumptive" GOP nominee for President, at least a couple of public servants have stepped up and taken the bold step of calling Trump out for what he really is: a racist.
U.S. Representative Filemon Vela of Brownsville, Texas, penned an open letter to the blowhard Trump yesterday in which he pointed out that his own family was in the United States long before the paternal forebears of The Donald. Vela, a Democrat, noted that his grandfather and his grandfather's brother had served in World War I and World War II, and that Vela's own father had served in the Army prior to becoming one of America's first "Mexican" federal judges.
And Vela had this to say about Trump's proposed border wall:
"While you would build more and bigger walls on the U.S.-Mexico border, I would tear the existing wall to pieces. Why any modern-thinking person would ever believe that building a wall along the border of a neighboring country, which is both our ally and one of our largest trading partners, is frankly astounding and asinine."
That was followed by the coup de grace:
"Mr. Trump, you're a racist and you can take your border wall and shove it up your ass."
Well, said, Congressman Vela, well said!
Then there was this truthful tidbit that was tweeted by a sitting Republican United States Senator in response to Trump's continued attack on a judge who is handling fraud charges against the finger-pointing, name-calling conman. Trump is trying to paint the judge as personally biased against him because of his strong stance for the wall - and the judge's "Mexican" heritage.
Senator Ben Sasse of Nebraska, a man who has stated that he will not vote for Trump under any circumstances, tweeted this:
Public Service Announcement:
Saying someone can't do a specific job because of his or her race is the literal definition of "racism."
Sadly for Trump, his remaining fellow Republicans are either offering mild rebukes to his racist snarling, or remaining silent. Most seem to have put their white sheets back in the linen closet for the duration of the campaign, leaving The Donald to bay at the moon alone.
And it couldn't happen to a nicer guy!