Katrina Vanden Heuvel: Trump Is the GOP’s ‘Frankenstein With Orange Hair’

Sunday on ABC’s “This Week,” The Nation’s Katrina vanden Heuvel called Donald Trump the Republican’s “Frankenstein with orange hair.”

Vanden Heuvel said, “Paul Ryan is a member of the elites, which Matt spoke of. I think we’re seeing the crack up of a party, because the elites didn’t deliver for the base. They’ve been shafted over the years. And we’re also see, let’s be honest, Donald Trump is like the Republicans Frankenstein with orange hair. I mean, the Republican Party is reaping what it has sowed. There’s all this nostalgia about Ronald Reagan. Ronald Reagan announced his candidacy in Philadelphia, MS, the site of where three civil rights workers were killed by white supremacists. This is a party, which has exploited — where Trump has now exploiting dog whistle racism, grievances, resentments. We need an inclusive populism, not the scapegoating populism, to speak to the real anxieties and fears and frustrations, but with hope, not demonization as Donald Trump is doing.”

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