American Bridge President Jessica Mackler issued the following statement on Donald Trump’s empty expression of regret and laughable claim that he wants to change:
“Make no mistake — Donald Trump isn’t changing. He’s insisted for months that he isn’t, that he won’t. Trump is and always will be the same racist birther that the Republican Party has enabled for years. The GOP has nurtured Trump’s bigotry and fearmongering, but they didn’t do it alone; Trump’s gleefully defined himself as a demagogue with un-American ideas and fascist-tinged aspirations.
“Over the last year, Trump’s attacked a Gold Star family and a respected judge; spouted bigoted, anti-immigrant slurs; mocked a reporter with a disability; and lied repeatedly and without remorse. Trump’s refused to apologize for any of that, so we know he’s full of it when he says he wants to change. Trump loves himself and what he’s become; he isn’t changing.”