Martin O'Malley Chips In To Describe The State Of The Race — And Hits The Nail On The Head
The Indiana primary turned out to be one of the most shocking contests of the election once Ted Cruz dropped out of the race after losing to Donald Trump. In the aftermath of the primary, former Maryland Governor and former Democratic presidential candidate Martin O'Malley destroyed Trump in one tweet and perfectly summed up the presidential election.
By suspending his campaign, Cruz left the Republican Party to choose between Trump and John Kasich for its presidential nomination. Kasich doesn't have nearly enough delegates to realistically secure the nomination, which means Trump is the presumptive GOP nominee. You know, the guy who has built his campaign on sexism, racism, xenophobia, and a general message of divisiveness.
With only two Republican candidates still in the race after Indiana, many began asserting that Trump has basically secured the party's nomination. Even before the Indiana primary, former Republican Committee Chairman Michael Steele urged the party to support Trump instead of trying to defeat him. "I think the party should spend less time trying to deconstruct this opportunity for Donald Trump and figure out how to help him be a successful candidate against Hillary Clinton in November," Steele said.
But O'Malley was not easily persuaded, and nailed the craziness that is the presidential race now that Trump will likely become the GOP nominee:
Although Trump has recently started to claim that he loves and cherishes women, his history of sexist comments has told a different story. From arguing that military sexual assault is expected to calling them fat and pigs, Trump has made countless attacks against women ― not only since he began campaigning, but really throughout most of his professional life.
But it doesn't end with women. In the beginning of his presidential campaign, Trump made racist comments about Mexican immigrants, calling them "rapists" and criminals. There have also been numerous examples of Trump encouraging racism among his supporters through his xenophobic rhetoric and demonization of minorities and immigrants.
It doesn't matter how "great" Trump has claimed he will make America when his words and actions say otherwise. And it really didn't take long for O'Malley to recognize that it's dangerous (and downright frightening) for Trump to have earned a clear pathway to the Republican nominee once Cruz dropped out. Calling Trump "the most racist, fascist major party nominee in modern history" was not a light accusation, and it only demonstrates how serious a possibility it is that Trump could be our country's next president.
This wasn't the first time O'Malley perfectly described Trump. In a November 2015 Democratic debate, O'Malley attacked Trump for his views on immigration reform, calling him an "immigrant-bashing carnival barker." In true Trump form, the GOP frontrunner responded by calling O'Malley a "clown" and a "joke." Here's hoping O'Malley's apt description of the scary reality of Trump becoming the Republican presidential nominee catches on before it's too late.