“Another president might have been sensitive enough to sense the shift, and changed course accordingly — played the convener, the unifier. Instead, Mr. Trump displayed just how small he is, no matter how big his mouth or powerful his office.

He never once appeared in public. By 6:01 p.m., after just a little more than two hours, he was safely aboard Air Force One again and it was wheels up into the sky.

But he is a shrinking president, stuck in a racist past, flying over a changing America.

And I think we — or most of us — are all El Paso now.”


Richard Parker, author of Lone Star Nation: How Texas Will Transform America