Devastating. - From Washington Post
The basic case Dems have made against Trump has been fairly simple: Someone who is so cruel, so abusive, and so openly, obviously eager to prey on people’s basest instincts, has no business being president — someone who takes such obvious sadistic pleasure in demeaning and belittling others, whether individuals or groups, simply cannot be president.
It’s the basic underlying idea behind that viral Clinton ad showing Trump spraying hot misogyny in all directions as girls who are on the verge of making the already-frightening transition to adulthood stand face-to-face with mirrors, looking puzzled, sheepish, and a touch worried.
Michelle Obama is a tremendously popular public figure, who is probably better positioned than anyone else in the country to make this particular case.
Trump had his chance to try to prove that this isn’t who he is.
We were told again and again that, now, finally, Trump was going to show that the hateful, bigoted, sexist, xenophobic, birther-mongering figure who has screamed from our TV sets for the past year was not the real Trump — it was all an act, and now he’d surprise us all by showing the real Trump to the majority of the country who seemed to be in the process of deciding that he was fundamentally unacceptable.