WATCH: Trump Calls Undocumented Immigrants ‘Animals’
In a White House meeting focused on attacking sanctuary cities President Donald Trump Wednesday afternoon called undocumented immigrants “animals.” The president did not appear to specify those who had committed crimes, but used a broad brush in declaring all undocumented immigrants as less than human.
“We have people coming into the country – or trying to come in, we’re stopping a lot of them,” Trump told attendees, including Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen and Attorney General Jeff Sessions. “But we’re taking people out of the country – you wouldn’t believe how bad these people are.”
“These aren’t people. These are animals,” President Trump said.
“And we’re taking them out of the country at a level, at a rate that’s never happened before,” he said. And because of the weak laws, they come in fast.”
“We get them, we release them, we get them again, we bring them out. It’s crazy,” he said.
President Trump during California #SanctuaryCities Roundtable: “These aren’t people. These are animals.”
Full video here: https://t.co/alyS47LI5V pic.twitter.com/ifXicTHHP0
— CSPAN (@cspan) May 16, 2018
Some on social media expressed outrage:
"These aren't people."
That is classic, time-tested rhetoric used to build hate and justify horrendous acts. Shame on you, Mr. President. Shame on everyone who doesn't call this out for what it is. https://t.co/aKWMt4NHhQ
— Michael Linden (@MichaelSLinden) May 16, 2018
After the "animals" remark, House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy praised Trump as "a new president that understands this problem" of illegal immigration and the rule of law.
— Sahil Kapur (@sahilkapur) May 16, 2018
This motherfucker https://t.co/j0W6GFh1ZT
— ana marie cox (@anamariecox) May 16, 2018
Never, ever forget this fact: Donald Trump reserves the word "animals" only for brown people. https://t.co/vXJRZyDUn0
— 𝘾𝙛. (@cristianafarias) May 16, 2018
Among the most repellant things any American public official has ever said. Worse still…this is one of those rare cases in which Trump is saying exactly what he believes. He is a pig. https://t.co/2yW6LNAaGr
— David Rothkopf (@djrothkopf) May 16, 2018
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Watch: Greg McMichael’s Defense Attorney Blames Ahmaud Arbery and His ‘Long, Dirty Toenails’ for His Own Murder
The attorney for Greg McMichael, one of three white men on trial for the felony murder of Ahmaud Arbery, blamed the victim for his own murder.
Laura Hogue spared no effort to dehumanize Arbery, a 25-year old Black man who was jogging through her client’s Georgia neighborhood, telling the jury he was no “innocent victim.”
“Turning Ahmaud Arbery into a victim after the choices that he made, does not reflect the reality of what brought Ahmaud Arbery to Satilla Shores in his khaki shorts, with no socks, to cover his long, dirty toenails,” Hogue said in open court, dramatically, as she paused between each of her last words, with Arbery’s mother reportedly in the room.
During closing arguments on Monday, an attorney for Greg McMichael raised eyebrows by making a comment about #AhmaudArbery “in his khaki shorts, with no socks, to cover his long dirty toenails.” @LawCrimeNetwork pic.twitter.com/2ezGRpp2dN
— Law&Crime Network (@LawCrimeNetwork) November 22, 2021
Watch: Newsmax Host Goes on Racist Rant Accusing Biden of ‘Waging War’ to ‘Dilute’ the Suburbs With ‘Invading’ Migrants
Far right wing Newsmax host Grant Stinchfield delivered a racist, white supremacist attack on “globalist” President Joe Biden, accusing him of “waging war” on America’s suburbs, wanting to “dilute” them via an army of “invading” migrants, whom he called “low-skilled, uneducated future Democrat voters.”
Stinchfield, like Fox News’ Tucker Carlson, has a history of racist rhetoric that Newsmax appears very comfortable with.
Thursday night, as Media Matters reports, he tried the same reverse logic, declaring there is “a war on minorities, as rich, white, powerful Democrat elitists use those illegals for their own political gain and power grab. The fact is, the Democrats want to hold all people of color back.”
Stinchfield began by declaring it’s “no coincidence that the unvaxxed are also under assault – many of them are conservatives. Think about the war against them. Team Biden wants the unvaxxed destroyed, financially ruined even. It’s about stopping the spread alright – the spread of conservatism.”
he went on to claim that “Joe Biden is waging war on the suburbs – suburbs that are literally being invaded. It is an invasion of poverty – low-skilled, uneducated future Democrat voters. That invasion originates on our southern border, of course. Open border globalists like Team Biden will tell you the next round of 80,000 Haitians and who knows how many more Central Americans is about compassion, they say. It’s not. It’s about the battle to dilute your neighborhood in an effort to turn it into a city center.”
He continued his racist rant, lamenting that ‘the mainstream media is not going to tell you” this. (he’s right there, because it’s false.)
“All of this actually amounts to a war on minorities as rich, white, powerful Democrat elitists use those illegals for their own political gain and power grab. The fact is, the Democrats want to hold all people of color back. That battle starts in our nation’s underperforming schools. Pushing division, racist policies, all in the name of critical race theory.”
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Rand Paul Unleashes Racist Attack on Democrat Charles Booker by Calling Him His ‘Racial Left Opponent’
U.S. Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) on Friday set off racist dog whistle alarms by sending a fundraising email to supporters announcing his new 2022 Democratic challenger, Charles Booker, and describing him as his “racial left opponent.”
Booker, the former state representative who narrowly lost the Kentucky Democratic Party’s nomination in the primary to oppose Republican Senator Mitch McConnell, is Black.
The email makes clear the Paul campaign is going to make this fight about race.
“Dear _______,” the email begins, “yesterday I got an Act-Blue backed racial left opponent for my reelection.”
Senator Paul last year infamously and “single-handedly” blocked the Emmett Till anti-lynching bill, as America was strongly focused on the Black Lives Matter movement during the protests supporting George Floyd.
But the Republican from Kentucky wasn’t done focusing on “race.”
“That means millions likely coming in to attack me and lie about me in my race,” he adds in a curiously-worded sentence that, again, gets supporters to focus on race.
Booker posted the email on social media:
“Racial left opponent?”
Rand Paul can’t see the people of Kentucky. And he clearly can’t see past the color of my skin. pic.twitter.com/A1RM5wIvAt
— Charles Booker (@Booker4KY) July 2, 2021
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