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Abbreviated Pundit Round-up: On White Presidents, destroying the GOP, and sham commissions

Greg Sargent/WaPo: Ta-Nehisi Coates’   powerful new essay, “The First White President,” offers up an indictment   of white America — and white punditry — that is more sweeping than it first appears. Coates’ argument is not just that Donald Trump’s ascent was fueled by the racism of much of his white electorate. It’s also that Trump’s candidacy, election, and presidency, coming in the first election following two terms of the nation’s first black president, represent nothing less than an effort to eradicate the very fact that America elected a black president in the first place.
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