For those who watched Sunday night’s debate, what we saw before our eyes was a repulsive display of character attacks and menacing behavior that should make everyone in this country ashamed to be represented by such reprehensible candidates.

Amid a slew of un-endorsements and calls for him to step down, Donald Trump took the Town Hall stage ready to fight by whatever means necessary.

While you can find countless think-pieces and analysis of the major event that concluded less than 12 hours ago, political commentator Van Jones gave a succinct summary that seems to encapsulate all that was gross and bad about last night.

“[Trump] minimized sexual assault, he threatened to jail Hillary Clinton, he praised Assad and Putin, he trashed Pence, he promoted Islamophobia, and it was his best day in a week!”

That really is the kicker – no matter how abysmal Trump’s behavior was last night, his surrogates and supporters are busy praising him for “moving past the controversy.”

Truly, has the bar ever been lower?



Sydney Robinson is a political writer for the Ring of Fire Network. She has also appeared in political news videos for Ring of Fire. Sydney has a degree in English Literature from the University of West Florida, and has an active interest in politics, social justice, and environmental issues. She would love to hear from you on Twitter @SydneyMkay or via email at