Donald Trump has consistently been making headlines since he announced he was seeking the Republican nomination for president. Yet more recent news coverage has focused on his more “passionate” followers. These of course include the two men in Boston who allegedly attacked a homeless man because he was Hispanic, and claimed that “Donald Trump was right” about immigrants, and the coalition of extremist white groups that claim Trump is the first candidate they will be able to vote for who “Actually represents [their] interests.” This tie between Trump’s rhetoric and his “passionate” supporters who have a tendency to commit hate crimes demonstrates the danger of public officials engaging in hateful rhetoric. Candidates on a national stage should offer more leadership and less pandering. AAI has been calling on all Americans and especially those running for elected office to sign a pledge to reject the bigotry that has been infecting the political discourse in our country.