"...Then I saw with my own eyes Trump mocking a woman who had been sexually assaulted and feared for her life. I watched in horror while his acolytes cheered and clapped."
GB, I've been reading about Trump for nearly 30 years. I've known he was an amoral pig with absolutely no redeeming qualities for that long. (My apologies to pigs everywhere for the insult.) When he ran for office, his entire platform based on hate, ugliness, self-interest, misogyny, racism, greed and boorishness, it just confirmed what I already knew. When he took up the "birther" cause, it didn't surprise me one bit. He and his policies appeal to the lowest, most vile qualities in people. I thought his mockery of the disabled reporter would be the end of him. Then I thought the Access Hollywood debacle ("the grab 'em by the pussy" tape) would be the kiss of death. I was - and still am, to a certain extent - shocked and appalled that so many Americans share his repugnant, evil, venomous ideals.
But he is temporary. His kind is ALWAYS temporary. I think decency will win in the end. I may not see it in my lifetime, but I have no doubt it will happen.