Connecticut Republicans — do the right thing and reject Donald Trump in our state's April primary.

Trump's the candidate for those who are indifferent to what is truth and what is fiction. If Trump is proven to be a serial liar, is vulgar, or absurd, they're uninterested. His supporters are willing to raise their right hands at rallies and take an oath swearing blind allegiance to Trump, as though he was emperor? What a disturbing, revolting image. The only things missing are the brown shirts and the armbands.

I'm assuming Republicans were horrified to see a Donald Trump supporter, on national TV, raising his hand in the Nazi salute and shouting to a protester, "Go to Auschwitz. Go to (expletive) Auschwitz?” I'm assuming they were horrified to see a Trump supporter, on national TV, sucker-punching a protester in the face and then proudly boasting, "Next time we might have to kill him." I'm assuming that Republicans are embarrassed that Trump is the preferred candidate for white supremacists?

Polling shows that Donald Trump is the candidate who's supporters all share one common trait — a preference for authoritarianism. That's what's fueled his rise to frontrunner for the GOP presidential nomination, but it's not a common trait in Connecticut. It can't be — we're the Constitution State.

Some have been comparing Trump to Hitler, but I compare him to Kim Jong-un, dictator of North Korea. He and Trump are both egomaniacal, tyrannical, loony loose cannons. Is there a more frightening thought than that of Donald Trump's small hands hovering over the launch buttons of our nuclear arsenal?

Winston Churchill said, "You can always count on Americans to do the right thing — after they've tried everything else." Here's hoping Connecticut Republicans will step up and do the right thing by rejecting Trump.

Richard Ross