Maya Angelou: “When someone shows you who they are believe them; the first time” This morning, Trump released his first general election ad, relying heavily on the nativist rhetoric that has been so central to his campaign: “Syrian refugees flood in. Illegal immigrants convicted of committing crimes get to stay, collecting Social Security benefits, skipping the… Continue »

It looks like a good way to make something really not popular is to get Donald Trump to support it. Over at Mother Jones, Kevin Drum highlights some pretty interesting data: support for a massive US/Mexico border wall has plummeted among the American public ever since Trump publicly endorsed the idea. A number of studies… Continue »

Over the weekend, the Las Vegas Sun editorial board published a new piece admonishing Representative Heck and the four Nevada Republican congressional candidates, Danny Tarkanian, Cresent Hardy, Mark Amodei, and Mary Perry, for their continued support of Donald Trump’s candidacy in light of his unrelenting racism and divisiveness. In their refusal to disavow Trump, these Nevada Republicans are enabling… Continue »

Donald’s Trump’s “Second Amendment people” comment on Tuesday in Wilmington, North Carolina has the nation grappling to understand what he meant. Speaker Paul Ryan suggested this was a “joke gone bad.”  As someone who attended Trump’s later rally that day in Fayetteville, I can tell you this is no laughing matter. Trump’s campaign has been… Continue »

Maine Senator Susan Collins Pens Blistering Indictment of Trump, Yet Rubio Still Aboard Trump Bandwagon Yesterday, Susan Collins (R-ME) became the latest Senate Republican to denounce Donald Trump’s candidacy in an op-ed in the Washington Post, joining Mark Kirk (R-IL) and Lindsey Graham (R-SC) among other Republicans.  Florida Senator Marco Rubio, however, remains firmly aboard the Trump bandwagon. Senator… Continue »

Instead of Putting Party Over Country, Senator Should Un-Endorse Racist, Misogynistic Bully On CNN’s State of the Union yesterday, Governor John Kasich stood by his decision to skip the Republican convention in Cleveland because he could not “get up and endorse” the Party’s nominee.  Meanwhile, Senator Rob Portman continues to stand by his decision to support Donald Trump… Continue »

Republicans Like Paul Ryan, Mike Coffman, and Rob Portman Can’t Have it Both Ways In a story titled, “Top Nazi Leader: Trump Will Be A ‘Real Opportunity’ For White Nationalists,” Peter Holley of the Washington Post highlights how the white nationalist movement is viewing Trump’s candidacy as an opportunity to mainstream ideas that had previously been restricted… Continue »

Washington, DC— Republicans are panicking. Four days of Trump attacks on a dignified American Muslim Gold Star Family, along with his refusal to apologize to them and other patriotic heroes, have turbocharged Hillary Clinton’s post-convention bounce. Talk of an intervention with Trump is in the air. Talk of a landslide election is in the air,… Continue »

Almost year ago, America’s Voice launched our Trump Hate Map to document violent and ugly incidents involving supporters of the GOP nominee against immigrants and people of color. There have been too many – and, unfortunately, they keep coming. This week, the New York Times produced a video from Trump events around the country. It… Continue »

Seemingly unhinged by dropping poll numbers, Donald Trump continues to spiral out of control. The pressure is growing on fellow Republicans to withdraw their support for their nominee. In a piece titled, “GOP, Trump go from ‘unraveling’ to ‘break glass’ mode,” the NBC “First Read” political team writes, “Yesterday morning, we wrote that Donald Trump’s campaign seemed… Continue »