Sunday, August 14, 2016

The fastidious fascist strikes again

Being criticized makes Donald Trump's skin crawl:
We've been here before. We know that Trump's mission in life is to cleanse the world of forces that corrupt the country's fortunes and his own pristine image:

Trump on Kasich: 'Never seen a human being eat in such a disgusting ...
The Hill
Apr 25, 2016 - "It's disgusting. ... RealDonaldTrump, we were looking for some Trump steaks for the governor, but no one seems to sell ... Tags: Donald Trump.

Donald Trump Calls Clinton's Bathroom Break 'Disgusting' | TIME
Dec 21, 2015 - Donald Trump used strong language Monday to describe Hillary ... “I know where she went — it's disgusting, I don't want to talk about it,” Trump ...
Nov 12, 2015 - I think it's disgusting," Trump told Bartiromo Thursday morning. ... has been updated to reflect the exact wording of Donald Trump's quotes.

Trump: 'It's disgusting what's happening to our country" | Boston Herald
Boston Herald
Sep 15, 2015 - DALLAS — Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump is renewing his campaign against illegal immigration, telling a cheering crowd of ...

As Alexander Hurst reported in The New Republic back in December, one study co-authored by Jonathan Haidt found that "interpersonal disgust was an important predictor of anti-immigrant attitudes." In many imaginations, immigrants and other out-groups are vermin, agents of corruption invading the body politic -- as one of the few ads Trump has run ilustrates.

The most vicious purveyors of purity are often theocrats, or ideologues who treat their ur-texts as scripture. Turmp knows no text but his own feelings -- but to him, those feelings are the supreme authority. Why, just today he echoed Yahweh to that effect:

Donald J. Trump  @realDonaldTrump
The failing @nytimes, which never spoke to me, keeps saying that I am saying to advisers that I will change. False, I am who I am-never said
8:31 AM - 14 Aug 2016

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