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Editorial: Politically, who's scarier? Trump or the folks who booed him?

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Donald Trump speaks to a large crowd during a rally at York Family Farms in Cullman, Ala., on Saturday, Aug. 21.

The superspreader came to Cullman in north-central Alabama on Saturday for a rally despite a county-declared COVID-19 emergency.

It made no sense for the Donald Trump to be there, but the former president's decision drew tens of thousands of true believers to his crusade, reminding us of an immoral televangelist, preaching a poisonous gospel to the masses.

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Former President Donald Trump was “commissioned” as a deputy sheriff in Cullman County following his weekend rally there by Sheriff Matt Gentry. 

James Bennett is Executive Editor. Contact him at 256-235-3540 or jbennett@annistonstar.com.