Welcome back to #TrumpWatch, where Tablet presents the daily low-lights of Donald Trump’s attempt to use the dark forces of bigotry to become President of the United States. Today, let’s turn our attention to Libertarian presidential nominee Gary Johnson who apparently gets it. And by “it,” I mean that the Johnson—slim as his chances for the White House may be—understands the weight and potential consequences of Donald Trump’s desire to deport the country’s illegal immigrants to be inherently racist.
In a television appearance on CNN this week, the former governor of New Mexico told Anderson Cooper: “Arguably, half the state of New Mexico would be subject to door knocking and house searches and paper-checking.”
His running mate, Bill Weld, has likened the Trump deportation plan to Kristallnacht, and to “Anne Frank hiding in the attic.”
Jonathan Zalman is a writer and teacher based in Brooklyn.