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Stop Comparing Trump’s Election to 9/11.

Jim Hoeft notices Tom Perriello, a former Democratic congressman now running for governor in Virginia governor, comparing President Trump’s election to 9/11. “The election of Donald Trump is a little bit like a political and constitutional September 11 for us, to be honest.”

He echoes Jonathan Chait – who called Trump’s election “the worst thing that has happened in my life”; a Seattle teacher who allegedly told a class of students that Trump’s election is “worse than the Terror Attacks on 9/11″ and a New York private school principal who told parents in an e-mail that Trump’s election was more troubling than watching “soot-covered New Yorkers grimly trudging north on West End Avenue on September 11, 2001.”

A significant chunk of Democratic primary voters are absolutely unhinged about Trump, and Democratic candidates, desperate to not get out-flanked to their left, are echoing their unhinged assessments.


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