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Promoting love and unity goes against Trump's political brand

Aug 05, 2019 - Washington Post Blogs

Never in my political lifetime has an American president had less moral standing to address a national threat. Nearly every phrase of President Trump's televised response to the El Paso and Dayton shootings could be matched with some discrediting contrast in his own voice.

Trump said: "We are a loving nation." And this love he has previously expressed by stereotyping migrants as "rapists" and "animals."

The president said: "In one voice, our nation must condemn racism, bigotry and w...