“when was the last time Goldberg and I agreed about something?”
That’s Keven Drum, and the Goldberg he’s writing about is Jonah Goldberg. What they agree on is this, from Drum:
Trump repeatedly said “I disavow, I disavow, I disavow,” without ever mentioning who he was disavowing. …
… I don’t think this was a mistake. Trump has done it too many times. On Facebook, on Twitter, on Good Morning America, and then again last night. …
… there’s no video of him clearly and unequivocally condemning the Duke or the KKK—and they understand perfectly well what this means. They’re old hands at the wink and the nod.
and from Goldberg:
It is obvious to me that Trump didn’t want to denounce David Duke and the Klan in the Jake Tapper interview. The “bad earpiece” explanation is a transparent lie…
… But even when Trump disavowed Duke in the Friday press, this is how he did it:
“David Duke endorsed me? OK, all right. I disavow, OK?”
It’s clear he’s simply paying lip service, and reluctantly at that.
Trump’s racist supporters expect Trump to disavow them even if wants their vote, but they must be pleased about how he avoided specifically saying anything bad about them.
What was true about voting Republican is twice as true about voting for Trump. In order to cut support for the poor, to close the borders to people fleeing for their lives, to keep government from interfering with the economic status quo of a nation who’s strength was bolstered by slavery, exploitation, and war, you have to side with White supremacists. You may he a decent person with reasons that you feel are valid, but your positions are so unpopular that if it wasn’t for the worst people in the nation voting with you, your candidates wouldn’t win any elections.