Doubling and tripling down on his bigoted commentary and racist tweets, Donald Trump is all but boasting that his re-election run will be fueled by hate speech and hardcore white grievance. Unlike anything ever seen before in American politics (remember, segregationist George Wallace didn’t have a Twitter feed), Trump’s re-election strategy is to basically spark a rhetorical race war. It would be nice if the news media had the courage to say so, but it’s clear that today’s overwhelmingly whitepolitical press corps is not up to the challenge. It’s a press corps that’s tentatively treating the ugly specter of tribal racism as if it’s just another wedge issue used to motivate voting blocs.  Read the rest of Eric Boehlert’s piece at Daily Kos.