Petula Dvorak considers the “Trump effect.” A snippet (emphasis added):
The televised Trump rallies are becoming like “Lord of the Flies” set pieces. Nightly, televised “Hunger Games.” With each new video, we have a new group of angry white people pointing, yelling and chanting at brown-skin people being escorted out of a crowd, with the booming Trump refrain of “Get ‘em out.”
It’s like all of those horrible school integration photos of screaming crowds surrounding black students in the 1960s are being reenacted.
She’s quite correct, you know. I was there. It’s the same mobs, the same hate.
In related news, Der Spiegel looks at Trump and is not amused.