“Leaders” other than Donald Trump have fanned the racial hate embers, I’m sure, but we all know the current President is the most influential dispenser of this ugliness, by far. So why did Barack and Michelle Obama pussyfoot around by saying “we should soundly reject [such] language coming out of the mouths of any of our leaders“? We all know what they meant. Would it have killed them to just spit out the words “President Trump is the worst offender”? Beto O’Rourke has rewritten and refreshed the book on this kind of thing. No more general allusions — say it straight and plain — Trump is a racist dog.