Trump and hate

The Republican party is now more hated than it’s been in 24 years because of Donald Trump, it says in the paper.

Now I don’t much like Donald Trump, but is it his fault people hate Republicans? It seems like there might be more to it. There’s this, just for a recent example: Congress moves to require women to register for military draft. That would be the Republican congress, right? Republican politicians have embraced political correctness, labored to compromise, and brought forth Trump. And Trump’s popularity has grown partly because of his opponents, like these Mexican-flag-waving rioters. They don’t like Trump either.

But I just don’t understand, the LA Times explains:

“…in Santa Ana, a group that was part of the anti-Trump demonstrations Thursday, said the presence of the Mexican flag at rallies and other gatherings is often misunderstood.

“While many may see it as un-American, the Mexican flag is actually used to express diversity within the United States, especially in California, where many are of Mexican heritage, the activist [David B. Villanueva, 23, of Chicanos Unidos] said.

“‘Protesters chose to bring out the Mexican flag to demonstrate their culture and not their nationality,’ Villanueva said. ‘In this election year, I find the fact that people are waving Mexican flags more important than people waving American flags because of the diversity within our own American culture.'”

Sure; it’s about culture and heritage, just like the confederate flag.

People don’t hate Republicans because of Trump; and they didn’t turn to Trump because they hated the Republicans. But hate is the reason. People turned to Trump because the Republicans hate them.