Donald Trump has been subjected to criticism from several sources and for several reasons. Criticism of Trump is bi-partisan and is not a product of slick political propaganda. It is based on Trump’s words and conduct during this campaign. I believe that the most relevant and heartfelt criticism of Trump was expressed by Mitt Romney who said:
“I don’t want to see trickle-down racism— I don’t want to see a president of the United States saying things which change the character of the generations of Americans that are following. Presidents have an impact on the nature of our nation, and trickle-down racism, trickle-down bigotry, trickle-down misogyny; all these things are extraordinarily dangerous to the heart and character of America.”
During a long life I have witnessed the struggle of our country to provide equal rights and dignity to all its citizens. It has been a painful but inspiring struggle. This November’s vote will not be on partisanship, or even policy; it will be a moment to decide on the heart and character of America.