The latest phony outrage surrounding Donald Trump’s campaign is his refusal to “disavow” statements of support from some group or other. Good for him.
The left loves to play the game of denounce, apologize, and grovel. The MSM attempts to define the bounds of legitimate debate, and never passes up an opportunity to manufacture outrage to serve its own ends. It is unbecoming of the right to fall into this trap.
Donald Trump plays the no-apology game well. Even if he believes that the Ku Klux Klan, or David Duke, or whoever, does not bring to the table a point of view that is legitimate in our political discourse, it does not necessarily follow that he must jump on the bandwagon to condemn them. He gains nothing from it. He understands that to apologize for something that he didn’t do only weakens him. He never avowed the KKK in the first place, so he has nothing to disavow.
His honesty is also refreshing. He “doesn’t want to tick off anybody that might vote for him.” People will vote for him based on all kinds of motivations, which are irrelevant to Trump. No obligation is created by accepting someone’s vote.