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Margaret Carlson

Republicans See Trump as a Racist They Can Work With

Widespread condemnation of the presumptive nominee isn't enough for the party to turn on him.
At least he's not Hillary Clinton.

At least he's not Hillary Clinton.

Photographer: Kena Bentancur/AFP/Getty Images

Donald Trump is a deplorable racist. I’m supporting him.

This is not hyperbole. After all the hemming, the hawing, and the tugging of double chins, it's the consensus of the elders of the Republican Party, despite Trump’s inability to tamp down his prejudices and his propensity to sound like a drug lord threatening a judge about to break up a murderous cartel.