Trump has crossed many lines, but every once in a while he goes too far. During the primaries, he said that the families of terrorists must be targeted for elimination. That's a blatant war crime. That was an enough for me, but the days ticked on and his endorsement of mass murder was largely forgotten.
Now he's president, and while he has engaged in generally abhorrent behavior by any serious metric of ethics and morality, he has generally remained within the boundaries of an ugly human being. Fine.
Then we get to this morning.
Today Trump endorsed Britain First, which are analogous to neo-Nazis in America. These people have been prosecuted for murder and other acts of anti-Muslim violence. These are the worst of the worst. They are a hate group. Trump thinks its appropriate, as the representative of America's credibility, to retweet videos designed to incite hatred and violence against an ethnic group.
The press secretary, Sanders -- paid by America's taxes -- said that it doesn't even matter if the Britain First videos are real or are designed to incite anti-Muslim violence -- that they hammer a message that Trump agrees with.
Trump is now officially and inextricably tied to a white nationalist hate group. And those who support him can no longer look the other way and be taken seriously as people who are not affiliated with this hateful ideology.
The line is drawn here. This far and no further.
Hey, David Duke backs and supports the tweet. That is all that matters.
The irony, among many, is that the video does not show what the hate group or Trump things it does. Not a Muslim at all.
Sanders had the defense of, does not matter if the video is true. It is still a problem. Seems like logic that allows anything to fly. Which is pretty much what we are seeing.
The logic of nothing stops this train is pretty much what they live by. Evidence to the country be damned. A good lesson in selection bias (most politics are) but this is to the nth degree.