Donald Trump rode to the White House on a wave of racism and anti-immigrant sentiment, and that has continued through his travesty of a “presidency.” Now, of course, the horrors of Trump’s family separation problem has led to more than 2,300 immigrant children being separated from their parents — and there seems to be no way to get them reunited. Of course, Trump doesn’t care — he and his white supremacist administration and of course his racist voters love this sort of thing.
In order to try and justify his cruel policies, Trump exploited the family members of people who were killed by undocumented immigrants at a flagrantly racist event on Friday. Of course, the whole point was to remind everyone that immigrants are somehow evil, that we must fear them, lest they come in the night to get us all. During the event, Trump tried to criticize Democrats, but he made a huge mistake. Instead of calling for Oakland, California’s Democratic mayor to be investigated, he called out the mayor of San Diego, who is a Republican. He ranted:
Where is the media outrage over the catch and release policies that allow deadly drugs to pour into our country? Where is the condemnation of the Democrats’ sanctuary cities that release violent criminals in to our communities? And then protect them. Like the mayor of San Diego when she warned everybody that I.C.E. Is coming and they scattered. A big operation. Very expensive operation. They were all together. They all scattered. What are they going to do about looking at her, by the way? I’ve been asking this question now for four weeks. She can do that? Where is the outcry over the savage gang MS-13 and its blood thirsty creed — kill, rape, and control. Because the news media has overlooked their stories.”
Of course, Trump’s ignorant voters won’t recognize the mistake — hell, half of them probably don’t even know who their own mayors are. All they care about is Trump’s continued stoking of racial resentment, and that his policies match his racism.
Friday’s event was a flagrant display of more racism, and you can bet Congressional Republicans will ignore it. They always do. Watch the video below:
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