Donald Trump has ushered in an era of unprecedented crudeness on the political stage. Clearly, the vulgarian-in-chief’s gross behavior has emboldened the rest of the bigots in the Republican Party.
Minnesota’s 7th Congressional District Republican Party just posted a vile image on their public Facebook page. The picture shows congressman and Deputy Chair of the Democratic National Committee with offensive text:
Ellison is the first Muslim ever elected to the U.S. Congress, and one of only two Muslims currently serving.
The Republicans responsible for the post have since deleted it, but not before the image had spread. Their repulsive bigotry is now enshrined forever on the internet for all to see.
Trump has given the racists, misogynists, and ignoramuses license to vocalize their darkest opinions.
Rob Haffey is a writer, filmmaker, and winner of the ScreenCraft Writing Fellowship. He is a graduate of Drexel University.