The violence in Baltimore is not, as many suppose, an outpouring of justified anger against a police department rumored to riddled with corruption. What it is -- at least, according to Donald Trump -- is more proof of the mistakes America made when it allowed Barack Obama to occupy the White House in 2008 and 2012.
Trump's complaint began sensibly enough:
But it didn't take him long to lose the plot:
When a follower of his suggested airlifting the real estate tycoon into the embattled city, his response was unequivocal -- if a little short on detail:
The editor of the Weekly Standard, Bill Kristol, also weighed in -- and identified the problem as the uncivilized members of Baltimore's African-American community:
Apparently, there is but one hope for the continued existence of civilization -- and it's not who anyone thinks it would be: