I think we have to be resigned to two things: (1) Donald Trump will keep raising the stakes on saying crazy things and that many of the other Republican candidates will follow him and even try to outdo him; and (2) his popularity among Republican voters will keep increasing even as the rest of us look on in horror.
His latest idea is first to (wrongly) allege that most of the Syrian refugees are ‘strong, powerful’ men (i.e., likely terrorists) and then use that as the basis for calling for the resumption of waterboarding.
John Oliver tries to talk some sense about Syrian refugees and this absurdly hyped fear of the risk of terrorist infiltration but I fear it will have no effect. Americans, while boasting that they are the home of the brave, are a very scared people.
Meanwhile Glenn Greenwald tells a CNN news anchor to his face that CNN is an accomplice in this anti-refugee hysteria.