When Donald Trump

When Donald Trump opened the floodgates last year,
by basing his campaign on paranoid fear;
by embracing the zealots, the hawks, the alt-right,
he emboldened the racists to take up his fight.

When Donald Trump barks and belittles and bellows,
he ends up with strange and revolting bedfellows,
who think, 'cause they're white they can fight and can kill
which, with horror, we witnessed there in Charlottesville.

When Donald Trump won't quickly, strongly condemn
the racists and nazis, he's standing with them.
When he's vague, non-committal, or responds with delay,
he's disgusting, pathetic, and as worthless as they.

by The Trumpoet

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''If those to whom power is delegated do well, they will be respected; if not, they will be despised.'' - Thomas Paine, 'Rights of Man'