The Statue of Liberty can be seen at first light from a view from Jersey City, N.J., as the lower Manhattan skyline is seen though a thick smoke filled the sky early Saturday, Sept. 15, 2001. New York continues to recover following terrorist attacks at the World Trade Center last Tuesday. (AP Photo/Dan Loh)

I Should Not Have Done That

One thing I have learned about 2016 is that Trump brings out the worst in everybody, including in me. He’s bad for my sanctification.

So I should not have written with so much anger last night, but I am at this point genuinely horrified to see people championing this man.

It is one thing for people to be reluctantly voting for him as better than Hillary. But to have people in a crowd cheering on the idea of turning NATO into a shakedown scheme is noxious and it should be noxious to every American. We are not the world’s bully demanding lunch money for protection, but Trump supporters across America are cheering on the guy without even considering the implications.

What is worse, he clearly has no clue what he is talking about.

I should not have written what I wrote in the way I wrote it. It was in anger. But the central point remains.

Donald Trump wants to turn NATO into a damn shakedown scheme and you people are cheering him on. You should be ashamed of yourselves. You should be ashamed of the fact that your cult leader who claims to have been personally affected by 9/11 does not even know our NATO allies protected his ass that day. You should be ashamed that he wants to turn one of the strongest military alliances in the history of the world into a racket where protection is bought. You should be ashamed that you are not ashamed.

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Erick Erickson

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