Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

The Gop's Trump

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

The Gop's Trump

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I find it stunning and sad that Donald Trump, the coarse, crude, arrogant, condescending loudmouth of the Republican Party, has soared to first or second place in polls in the GOP presidential primary race, ensuring that he will have the opportunity to take the stage for upcoming debates.

Thankfully, Mr. Trump is not going to win the nomination, but he is a cancer on the party, his hateful rhetoric serving to disparage Mexico and all who immigrate to our country. Insult is added to injury for the Republicans through support for Mr. Trump offered by two fellow candidates, Texas U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz and Ben Carson.

The debates will surely feature tragic comedy, but it will be interesting to note whether any candidate is willing to display sufficient courage and decency as to challenge and attempt to disassociate the party from Mr. …

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