Donald Trump – fuming like a child who had a toy taken from him – continued to spiral out of control on Monday night at a rally in Pennsylvania, where he called Hillary Clinton “the devil.” Yes, he actually said that.
— ABC News Politics (@ABCPolitics) August 2, 2016
Referring to Bernie Sanders throwing his full support behind the Democratic nominee, Trump said the Vermont senator made “a deal with the devil.”
“She’s the devil,” the spray-tanned buffoon added, much to the delight of the torch-wielding mob in attendance.
Though it’s become difficult to be shocked by anything Trump says at this point, his harsh and disgusting attack on Clinton was still surprising.
This tweet from NBC News reporter Ali Vitali sums is up quite well:
A few of us here just had to check. Yes, Trump just called Hillary Clinton “the devil.”
— Ali Vitali (@alivitali) August 2, 2016
The Republican nominee’s increasingly hateful campaign rhetoric comes as he continues to double down on his attacks on Gold Star parents, Khizr and Ghazala Khan.
What’s clear by the last several days is that Trump is making no effort to appeal to anyone outside of his angry, white, low-information base of supporters. They eat this disgusting rhetoric up, but it does nothing to appeal to sane, middle-of-the-road Americans who want a president that doesn’t act out like a child.
It’s those voters who will be central to choosing the next president – not those foolishly shouting “lock her up.”
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.