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Donald Trump shows his true colors

Well, Donald Trump finally showed his true colors. Despite his awkward attempts to appeal to African-American voters with his tired, old Republican “Democrats are using you” rhetoric; despite his vague expression of regret in case you were offended by any of his long list of offensive remarks; he’s shown himself to be the same old Donald with the hiring of Breitbart website editor and white supremacist Steve Bannon.

This guy’s opinions are so repugnant that I hesitate to mention them in this magazine. But, I will do so because the stakes are so high in this election that I believe that anyone considering voting for Mr. Trump should know the kind of person he’s chosen as the CEO of his campaign.

Here are just a few recent Breitbart headlines:

“Hoist it high and proud: The Confederate flag proclaims a glorious heritage”

“Bill Kristol: Republican spoiler, renegade Jew prepares third party effort”

“There’s no hiring bias against women in tech, they just suck at interviews”

I could go on and on, but even these headlines pale in comparison with the tweets posted by Breitbart Homepage Editor, Katie McHugh, on her personal account:

“British settlers built the USA. ‘Slaves’ built the country much as cows ‘built’ McDonald’s”

“Immigration is rape culture. Immigration is terror, forever, until you’re conquered. Close the borders and expel the invaders.”

In April, the highly respected Southern Poverty Law Center reported that under the direction of Steve Bannon Breitbart “has undergone a noticeable shift toward embracing ideas on the extremist fringe of the conservative right. Racist ideas. Anti-Muslim and anti-immigrant ideas – all key tenets making up an emerging racist ideology known as the ‘Alt-Right.’”

We’re told these are the people who have been feeding Trump all of the nasty lies he tries to foist on the public; these are the people he feels most comfortable with.

And so I urge anyone who is attracted to the phony, populist, pro-middle class rhetoric of Donald Trump to think carefully about the information above.

‘Dog whistles’

And I urge those who dismiss the clever “dog whistles” Bannon and Trump will offer up this Fall as too outrageous for anyone to take seriously, to consider that Breitbart is one of the most successful and popular political sites on the web.

If that doesn’t provide you with the motivation to work to defeat Donald Trump in this election, nothing will.

I know you’re tired of hearing it – but this time it’s really true: This is the most important election of our lifetime. Please help your Local or political organization make sure Donald Trump does not become the next president of the United States.