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Donald Trump Should Not Apologize To Republicans

The Donald’s remarks reflect the behavior of the Republican leaders.

Republican leaders are shocked…shocked! at the comments of Donald Trump. Ryan and Mc Connell state carefully that his comments are racist in tone and claim to disagree with them.

Hmm… I wonder. I believe that Mr. Trump violated the Republican rule about speaking in code; that racist comments should be disguised. Republicans pride themselves on not being against the poor, the immigrants, the women who get health care from Planned Parenthood, or the people who are something other than white. The code is: They are against those who are lazy, those who take the jobs of the hard working, those who wait for government handouts, those who don’t practice abstinence. In other words, those who are not white men and well off.

Republicans pride themselves on not being against the poor, the immigrants, the women who get health care from Planned Parenthood, or the people who are something other than white. The code is: They are against those who are lazy, those who take the jobs of the hard working, those who wait for government handouts, those who don’t practice abstinence. In other words, those who are not white men and well off.

Mr. Trump broke this code. He is openly critical of women who are not “tens.” “Pig” is a word that can be used. His infant daughter may or may not have large breasts when she grows up. He will put up a wall so that those Mexicans will not take the jobs of the white men. Workers in the United States make so much money that they cannot compete in the global market and therefore should settle for lower salaries.

The Republican leaders have supported these positions but they do that in code. One distressing example was Jason Chaffetz, a Republican congressman from Utah who criticized Cecile Richards, the CEO of Planned Parenthood.  Ms. Richards makes a good salary for heading up a national health care organization. Mr. Chaffitz was critical of her salary and the uses of the funds that are received by Planned Parenthood. Much of the money received by Planned Parenthood comes from donors. Mr. Chaffitz was rude, often questioning her aggressively but refusing to let her answer any of his questions.

So no, Mr. Trump should not apologize to his Republican colleagues. Their behavior has been just as punitive, just as insulting, and even more damaging. Personally, I would rather be called a “pig” than have my integrity called into question for heading up an organization which delivers health care and (oh my!) contraception to poor women.

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