Donald Trump’s dark and frightening RNC speech now weighs heavily upon America almost like a form of paralysis. Although the convention center mightily cheered for their Republican nominee — and Trump certainly has captured millions upon millions of votes — a vast swath of audience reactions shows that the outcome is overwhelmingly negative. Trump painted a portrait of the apocalypse, and he’s been described as a dictator rather than someone seeking the U.S. presidency.
The internet is already full of think pieces to this effect, and the Washington Post has taken an unprecedented approach and printed a column directly from its editorial board. They’re ringing the alarm, big time. The paper details how Trump was once simply an issue for the Republican party to sort out, which is true. Many people thought Trump would burn himself out during primary season. Soon, it became clear that he would continue to pursue his election bid. By that time, his momentum was too great for the GOP to stop him. The people had already spoken, and — one by one — his competitors left the game. Trump became invincible, and it’s not unfathomable to believe that he could win the presidency.
During Trump’s RNC speech, he painted a terrifying portrait designed to scare stragglers into joining his crusade. He promised to protect be the “voice” of the public. The paper believes that Trump will stomp all over the constitution (he’s not even aware of the accurate number of articles) and completely ignore checks and balances. The column is a blistering one, which glides though a discussion of Trump’s lack of experience that wouldn’t be 100 percent debilitating on its own, but Trump sees no need for education or advice. That equates to “unbridled arrogance” and not only contempt for other people’s opinions but also being “contemptuous of fact.” The paper picks through his lies, his illusory promises, and goals that are never outlined with processes: