Many journalists still don’t acknowledge how racist trump is, or how his hateful rhetoric serves to inspire acts of deadly white supremacist terrorism, such as the recent attack in El Paso in which 20 people were killed by a gunman who expressly stated in an online manifesto that he was going after Hispanic immigrants.
So when Democratic presidential hopeful Beto O’Rourke was asked a stupid question about what he thought trump could do to help the United States’ white supremacist terrorism problem, he went off.
For me, Beto had become somewhat lost in the crowd in terms of who I would most like to see win the Democratic nomination for POTUS. I’m sure he will get some criticism from the civility police, but his candor in this exchange has definitely scored him some points with me.
In light of today’s white supremacist terror incident in El Paso, let’s revisit this moment from a trump rally in Florida from a few months back, in which trump laughs off a comment from someone in the crowd yelling “shoot them!” about immigrants, and follows it up with a joke.
trump likes to tweet racist things. It keeps his idiot white supremacist base fired up and angers decent Americans who oppose him. CNN’s anchor Victor Blackwell has apparently had enough. After trump tweeted out a racist attack on Baltimore, referring to it in his choice Hitler-ian language as “infested,” Blackwell offered up a passionate and emotional response.
Democratic Representative Eric Swalwell read the many racist trump statements that have been made over the years on the floor of Congress. And that’s a good thing, considering that trump loves to lie and deny things that he has said and done.
Republican Doug Collins objected, supposedly over the word “shithole.” I wouldn’t be surprised if his true objection was to trump’s racism being read aloud, though.
trump lies. About everything. Even when there is video or audio proof that shows that he is lying.
The most recent, glaring example of this is his recent attempt to distance himself from one of his racist rally crowds (this one in North Carolina) chanting “send her back!” – in reference to Congresswoman Ilhan Omar, who is a favorite target for trump.
The day after this disgusting, fascistic and racist display happened, trump attempted to gaslight the nation once again, and said that he had started speaking faster in order to discourage the chanting. As you can see in the video, trump does not do this. He pauses and allows the crowd’s chanting to continue.
Let’s see…Between the Trump administration’s “zero tolerance” policy of separating immigrant children from their parents, the desire to cut Social Security, and the attempts to destroy Obamacare – I would say that Republicans are 0 for 3 in the context of this quote.
The Trump administration had markedly different reactions to the Las Vegas Route 91/Harvest Festival shooting and yesterday’s truck attack in New York City.
After Las Vegas, it wasn’t the time to discuss gun control policy. But after yesterday’s attack, apparently it’s the perfect time to discuss immigration policy, as well as attack Senator Chuck Schumer.
Here are segments from the White House press briefing, the day after each event.
Let’s not kid ourselves. The detention and possible deportation of 10-year-old Rosamaria Hernandez is not just an accident or oversight on the part of immigration agents.
It is intentionally done to instill fear and apprehension into the undocumented community. Which can have deadly consequences, if people are so afraid of being apprehended by immigration agents that they avoid seeking medical treatment.
It is a disgrace that this is what America has become. If anti-immigrant people saw this child as a person and not a dehumanized number or statistic, they might have a harder time justifying this despicable action on the part of our government.
At one time, a mere 10 months ago or so, America had an intelligent, articulate, thoughtful and decent man in the White House.
Now we have a white supremacist buffoon. Lord, what have we done? When you contrast the viewpoints of Barack Obama and Donald Trump regarding Colin Kaepernick and other NFL players’ refusal to stand for the national anthem as a protest against police brutality, the reality hits home like a brick.