When Republican front-runner Donald Trump stretched his considerable lead by winning the Louisiana presidential primary, I realized that Mitt Romney had failed yet again.
Romney, you may recall, is the presidential two-time loser whom the GOP tapped in an attempt to slow Trump’s momentum. It didn’t work.
Even when Romney cited Trump’s flip-flop on former Ku Klux Klan leader David Duke, the billionaire candidate’s supporters didn’t blink. In fact, Romney’s not-so-subtle suggestion that Trump is a racist could strengthen Trump’s support in Tuesday’s primaries in Mississippi and Idaho.
That’s because Trump is a living example of the axiom: You reap what you sow.
Republicans, in an attempt to capitalize on the anger of white voters after the election of the first black president, spent years sowing seeds of enmity. The result was a bumper crop of Donald Trump.
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Solomon Jones is an Essence bestselling author and award-winning columnist. He is the creator and editor of Solomonjones.com and morning host on 900 am WURD radio. Click here to learn more about Solomon.