Donald Trump's garbage heap of a soul

The Republican nominee is a bad, bad, bad, bad man. He must never be president.

Donald Trump has let us see into the depths of his soul, and it's not pretty.
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With Donald Trump in the midst of an epic temper tantrum that's likely to last until Election Day, leaving his party in tatters and his most rabid followers whipped into a frenzy of indignant rage that could easily spill over into political violence upon his inevitable defeat, it's worth taking a moment to reflect on the single most important reason why Trump must lose on Nov. 8.

From the start of his presidential campaign, Trump's opponents on the right and left have moved back and forth between two distinct (though sometimes overlapping) reasons to oppose his candidacy. First, there are the policies. Before and during the primaries, Trump's Republican adversaries took aim at his anti-immigrant stance, ran for cover when he described the Iraq War as a disaster, rolled their eyes when he ridiculed free trade agreements, and shuddered in disbelief when he proposed to ban Muslims from entering the United States. Since the general election campaign revved up, Democrats have spent considerable time doing something similar, denouncing his policy proposals as racist, sexist, xenophobic, and ignorant.

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