Trump can’t and won’t change his White Supremacist fans

Indeed, his followers are birds of a feather, not swayed victims of brilliant oratory.

THE SHINBONE STAR

Our president striking an empathetic pose with survivors of the massacre in Dayton, Ohio.

One of the first jokes I learned as a kid had this punchline: “All I saw was the monkey trying to put the cork back in the pig!”

Listening to the pundits discuss Donald Trump’s  televised statement on the massacres in El Paso and Dayton, and hearing them actually wonder out loud if Trump is the one person who can speak to and rein in the growing White Nationalist threat, I’m incredulous anyone would think this is a possibility, or even desired by Trump.

His TelePrompTer performance Monday will be as legendary among the White Nationalist “Soldiers of God”* network as was the interview of the late Jeremiah Denton during the Vietnam War. Denton, a prisoner of war at the “Hanoi Hilton,” was asked about his treatment as a POW. He gave very measured responses to…

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