[Content Note: Bigotry; threats of violence.]
There were more incidents of threats, bigotry, and other ugliness at Donald Trump events over the weekend. Reporters were abused with anti-Semitic taunts; a Black Trump supporter was mistaken for a protester and called (by Trump himself) a "thug" and kicked him out; a warm-up speaker at a rally fantasized about the deaths of Hillary Clinton and Huma Abedin; there were more anti-Clinton shouts and plenty of folks wearing t-shirts emblazoned with gross anti-Clinton text and imagery.
This is concerning for a number of reasons, and this is right at the top of the list: If Trump wins, his supporters are going to be terrifying because they have been empowered. If Trump loses, his supporters are going to be terrifying because they feel disempowered.
And that has been precisely his goal. It's no wonder he feels like he's winning no matter what the polls say.
His candidacy has been ruinous for this nation.
I am very nervous about what happens on November 8th, but I am even more nervous about what happens on November 9th. And the days after.