Laura Reston observed yesterday that Republicans have seized on the KKK controversy surrounding Trump to claim that he has, at long last, crossed a bright line that no decent person can sanction. But in the latest evidence that Trump remakes the laws of politics as he sees fit, Republicans condemning his refusal to condemn the KKK are receiving some brushback themselves. Both Tucker Carlson and Laura Ingraham mocked Mitt Romney as a liberal for proclaiming on Twitter that Trump’s refusal to disassociate himself from the KKK is “disqualifying.”
If Trump’s candidacy proves anything, it’s that anything is possible. That apparently includes a new appreciation, among conservatives at least, for the Ku Klux Klan.