Stuart Stevens, senior campaign strategist to Mitt Romney in his unsuccessful 2012 presidential bid, said Donald Trump is running as George Wallace, perhaps worse. Wallace, former governor of Alabama, was a segregationist.
"This isn't complicated," Stevens told CNN. Donald Trump is running as George Wallace. He is almost doing with it more deliberateness than George Wallace did. Wallace at least pretended at times to be civil. What is remarkable about what Donald Trump is doing, he is sort of exalting, he is out there shouting and playing the thug and encouraging people to do that. He is inciting violence. Can you win a Republican primary this way? I sure hope not. I know you can't win a general election this way."
MSNBC's Rachel Maddow also accused Trump of inciting violence tonight.