"I am not a racist" = "I am not a crook"

DOWNTOWNASHEVILLE.COM COMMENTARY

Memorable moments, perhaps historical moments: Is Trump's "I am not a racist" today's equivalent of Nixon's "I am not a crook"?

Trump appears to channel Nixon as he continues his slide into an abyss of lies and deceit, taking down the GOP with him. Though 44 years apart in their utterances, the similarities of two reviled presidents who became unfit to serve Americans is stark.

Trump the Racist denied his racism on Jan. 14, 2018, as reported by Theguardian.com: More>

Nixon the Crook denied his crookedness on Nov. 17, 1973, as reported by Washingtonpost.com: More>

 

"This is a new low," said Bob Shieffer on CBS This Morning on Jan. 12, 2018, posted on YouTube.com: More>

Sen. Bernie Sanders responded to Trump's inability to support wholesome American values by clarifying "where we are today" on CNN's Cuomo show on Jan. 11, 2018 and aired on YouTube.com: More>

Fareed Zakaris explained Trump's startling decline, including his abdication of America's international leadership, published on Dec. 31, 2017, at CNN.com and shown on YouTube.com: More>

Given the dramatic plunge of Trump's popularity and Americans' diminishing trust in the Republican party, the pollsters of FiveThirtyEight.com published on Dec. 22, 2017, a bold prediction, "The Democrats' wave could turn into a flood": More>

In today's upside down USA — where what goes down, must go up — maybe the silver lining of Trump's racist behavior will create a new trend, one that rediscovers honorable American values, such as found at PassItOn.com (formerly known as Values.com): More>

DowntownAsheville.com commentary posted Jan. 15, 2018

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