Well, the Republican Party can’t turn back now.
On Tuesday in Cleveland, alleged billionaire Donald Trump was formally selected by the Republican Party to be their nominee, killing the hopes of a sizable chunk of GOP voters – more than half, according to a recent FOX News poll – that want somebody else to go up against Hillary Clinton this fall.
The video below shows the crowd on the convention floor just moments after Trump was officially nominated. Please do not watch if you have a sensitive stomach:
— Samantha Manning (@SamanthaANjax) July 19, 2016
The spray-tanned buffoon’s path to the nomination was hardly typical, but it was fueled in large part by angry white voters that were receptive to his bigotry and know-nothing style.
Over the course of the past year, Trump has lowered the bar to make any future GOP nominee seem level headed and acceptable.
As the Huffington Post reports:
“Since launching his campaign last June, Trump has accused Mexican immigrants of being rapists, called for a blanket ban on Muslims entering the U.S., advocated for the use of torture, encouraged supporters to physically attack protesters, praised murderous dictators, threatened U.S. allies and publicly repeated scores of falsehoods, exaggerations and outright lies.”
Now, after a major political party in the U.S. has officially chosen a mentally unfit manchild to carry their banner, he is one step closer to the ultimate prize: the White House.
The Republican Party can’t turn back now, but the American people can – and should.
Sean Colarossi currently resides in Cleveland, Ohio. He earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism from the University of Massachusetts Amherst and was an organizing fellow for both of President Obama’s presidential campaigns. He also worked with Planned Parenthood as an Affordable Care Act Outreach Organizer in 2014, helping northeast Ohio residents obtain health insurance coverage.