Two days late, Donald Trump finally condemned violent white supremacists. He was pushed into it by a storm of outrage over his initial failure to do so in the wake of deadly violence in Charlottesville, Va.
But the damage has already been done. Mr. Trump's unwillingness to denounce hateful violence has been part of his political strategy from the start.
Weeks after he began his campaign by alleging that Mexican immigrants were criminals and rapists, two brothers in Boston beat up and urinated on a 58-year-old homeless Mexican national, with one of the brothers subsequently telling police, "Donald Trump was right, all these illegals need to be deported."