The council was cheered by those in the chamber when it passed the resolution, and we agree with the sentiments it expressed. During the campaign, Mr. Trump called Mexican immigrants criminals and rapists, asserted that an American-born federal judge could not be impartial in a Trump University lawsuit because of his Mexican heritage, mocked a disabled reporter, trafficked in white supremacist and anti-Semitic imagery and themes on Twitter, suggested banning all Muslims from entering the United States and repeatedly insulted women based on their looks. Since his election fringe groups of white nationalists and neo-Nazis have come out of the shadows, and acts of hate speech and vandalism have been on the rise across the country. Mr. Trump's condemnation of the trend has been perfunctory. We have little doubt that council members were accurately reflecting the views of their constituents, who voted against Mr. Trump by an 85-11 margin.