The president is a racist, in his words and his actions.
Before you go clutching your bones and extolling the virtues of ” civility ,” let me say this: Put a sock in it.
This is not a new disclosure , nor is it something that we can continue to ignore as though it were coming from a booze uncle at the family barbecue. Bigotry is dangerous and, in the entrusts of our nation’s commander in chief, it can mean an inability to recognize individual human beings and a failure to act with moral jurisdiction in times of crisis. Every person talking about his invests as he cheerfully bares his ass is part of the problem.
On Sunday, he claimed that newly elected progressive Democrat” originally came from countries whose authorities are a complete and total catastrophe” and” the most difficult, more corrupted and inept anywhere in the nations of the world .” And he told freshmen Reps. Ayanna Pressley, Rashida Tlaib, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Ilhan Omar–outspoken Democratic women of color who have challenged the administration’s inhumane immigration policies–to leave the country.
Three of the four were born here in the United State. All are American citizens, and properly elected members of Congress.
Trump’s abominable castigation of American appreciates did not come out of thin air. It progressed days after” The Squad” circulated with individual delegations of congressional democrats to tour detention facilities in margin states. What they found was scandalous. Reports of raging abuse and neglect filled the airwaves, passing Trump to again dismiss accurate coverage as” forge information .” Instead than focus on improving basic conditions and getting to work on bi-partisan, comprehensive reforms, the president basically said if immigrants didn’t like how they were being treated, they should stay in their own country.
This morning, he turned his ire on some of his most vocal commentators in Congress–all of whom have previously called for his impeachment.
” Why don’t they going to be home and facilitate fix the totally broken and crime infested places from which they came here ,” Trump tweeted about the four congresswomen today.” Then come back and show us how it is done .”
” These arranges use your help naughtily ,” he went on,” you can’t leave fast enough .”
While Republicans predictably remained tight-lipped and oblivious, Democrat reacted rapidly.
” Mr. President, the country I’ comes here ,’ and the country we all swear to, is the United District ,” Rep. Ocasio-Cortez greeted.” You are angry because you can’t conceive of an America that includes us. You are dependent upon a frightened America for your plunder .”
” When @realDonaldTrump tells four American Congresswomen to go back to their countries, he reaffirms his plan to’ Make America Great Again’ has always been about making America white again ,” House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said in a tweet.” Our diversity is our strength and our solidarity is our power .”
This isn’t simply outraging and divisive rant. Whether it is the abhorrent, inhumane treatment of immigrants detained in government-sponsored concentration camps or the slow, piecemeal facilitate sent to Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria, for some, his policies have been deadly.
Certainly, this is not the first time Trump has shamelessly disclosed himself in public. His “Make America Great Again” safarus was always about gratifying to our lowest common denominator–a hateful sector of their constituencies that conceives themselves culturally superior by skin color and doctrine.
For times, even before attaching a formal bid for the presidency, Trump regaled television report publics with prejudiced plot beliefs about former chairman Barack Obama. He pledged to send investigators out to prove the nation’s 44 th chairman was not born in the United Commonwealth. He later derided immigrants from Haiti, El Salvador, and African countries, calling those foreign nations” shit excavation countries .” He once said immigrants from Haiti all” have AIDS” and that Nigerian immigrants would never” go back to their shanties .”
In Trump’s mind, a judge’s Mexican heritage made him incapable of ruling fairly in a civil fraud case against one of his companies and he believes” laziness is a trait in blackness .” Trump, whose real estate company was sued for housing discrimination in the 1970 s, went on to place a full-page ad in the New York Times name for the execution of five innocent black teens. Even after the Central Park Five were purged, he refused to take it back. After Heather Heyer was murdered in Charlottesville, Virginia, amid a white supremacist protest, he sorrowed the there were” some very fine beings” on “both sides.”
Trump is not a punishment being. His names Sunday were not racially “charged,” ” fueled ,” or “tinged.” They were unapologetically prejudiced.
And, if you patronize him, so are you.