George Conway: Trump is a racist president

That is the title of this Washington Post op-ed, up now for tomorrow’s print edition.

Conway’s wife might now live in DC and work for the occupant of the Oval, but he is listed as a New York Lawyer and has been increasingly critical of the Donald, especially on Twitter, but increasingly in other venues as well.

Conway begins with an incident that involved his mother who had immigrated from the Philippines decades before the incident where, when he was three, he heard his mother told to go back from where she had come.

He explores his own wrestling with both the issues that those who had no connection with slavery  having negative reactions to some of the efforts to ameliorate the racism and discrimination that was a part of our history, and of the increasing evidence of Trump’s expressions of discrimination, xenophobia, and — yes — white supremacy and racism.

You really should read the entire piece.

The guts of this piece — and the gut punch it delivers — is found in the final four paragraphs, the first of which is this:

No, I thought, President Trump was boorish, dim-witted, inarticulate, incoherent, narcissistic and insensitive. He’s a pathetic bully but an equal-opportunity bully — in his uniquely crass and crude manner, he’ll attack anyone he thinks is critical of him. No matter how much I found him ultimately unfit, I still gave him the benefit of the doubt about being a racist. No matter how much I came to dislike him, I didn’t want to think that the president of the United States is a racial bigot.

That’s just the set-up.