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‘This Is the Language of Fascism’: Americans Push Back on Trump’s Dehumanization of Immigrants

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Americans across the country Sunday are pushing back against statements made by President Donald Trump as he ramps up his attacks on immigrants fleeing violence in Central America, hoping for asylum in the U.S.

“We cannot allow all of these people to invade our Country,” the president said in a statement via Twitter. “When somebody comes in, we must immediately, with no Judges or Court Cases, bring them back from where they came. Our system is a mockery to good immigration policy and Law and Order,” he claimed, falsely.

Also, illegally – immigrants, even those who enter the country illegally, have civil rights once they are on U.S. soil.

“Most children come without parents,” Trump continued, which is at best questionable. “Our Immigration policy, laughed at all over the world, is very unfair to all of those people who have gone through the system legally and are waiting on line for years! Immigration must be based on merit – we need people who will help to Make America Great Again!”

Trump has worked hard to reduce the number of immigrants into the U.S., especially from Muslim-majority countries, via his travel ban, and from African nations, which he infamously referred to as “shithole countries,” and now from Central America. Many of those he is attacking are seeking refugee status and asylum. Several countries in Honduras in recent years have been labeled “the murder capital of the world,” due to their exponentially higher rates of violence  and murder.

On social media, many are noting the president’s language choices reflect his true feelings about immigrants in general. Words like “these people,” “invade,” and recently, “infest,” “breed,” and “animals,” clearly are meant to dehumanize immigrants – legal or otherwise.

One offered a edited copy of The 10 Stages of Genocide. The original was written by Gregory H. Stanton, the President of Genocide Watch, who is a Research Professor in Genocide Studies and Prevention at George Mason University:

Others weighed in with similar concerns and outrage:

 

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THIS IS WHAT FASCISM SOUNDS LIKE

Trump Gleefully Jokes About ‘Rough’ Treatment of US Reporters by North Korean Guards (Video)

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Last month during a GOP fundraiser held at Mar-a-Lago Donald Trump, the former president, gleefully recounted an event he says took place when he met with North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un.

“He’s not big on press coming in. I don’t think he’d ever done it before,” Trump said, as first reported by The Uprising’s Hunter Walker (video, via Women for Trump, below).

“And the press came in and they were rough, not so much with him — even not so much with me — but the way they poured in, physically they tried to push guards down. And fortunately, these were North Korea guards. They didn’t get pushed down.”

“It was a rough kind of a day for the press,” Trump noted.

Walker adds there is “a chance Trump may have said ‘unfortunately,’ but the overall intent of the remark — mocking tough physical treatment of the press by the authoritarian Kim’s guards — is clear. After telling the tale, Trump began to chuckle and the audience laughed along with him.”

The Washington Post reported at the time of the meeting, June of 2019, that then-press secretary Stephanie Grisham was “bruised…in a scuffle between North Korean security and members of the U.S. press pool covering President Trump’s meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.”

The Secret Service was forced to intervene “as North Korean guards pushed and shoved American reporters,” The Post added.

Trump spent a good portion of his time campaigning from 2015 through 2021 attacking the press, even calling out some reporters by name. One famous story involves NBC News/MSNBC reporter Katy Tur, who required Secret Service armed escorts out of a Trump rally in December of 2015 after she was personally, verbally attacked by Trump.

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‘We Will Never Back Down’: Marjorie Taylor Greene Serves Up Defiant Religious Rant Vowing to Only Serve God

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Embattled U.S. Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) served up a fiery, defiant religious rant on social media Wednesday morning, and speaking in the third person, vowing to only “serve” and “bow to” God.

“We will never back down,” she promised.

At 6:42 AM Greene, whose Twitter bio indicates she is a “Christian, Wife, Mom, Small Business Owner, Proud American, 100% Pro-Life, Pro-Gun, Pro-Trump #MAGA,” posted a tweet praising God.

About an hour later, Greene responded to a Politico report stating House Republican Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy was leaning toward stripping her of her committee assignments, declaring that no matter what he does, “it would never be enough for the hate America Democrats.”

The “hate America Democrats” is a favorite phrase of Greene’s.

Rather than attack McCarthy, who holds her future in his hands, she went after Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, whose execution she has repeatedly supported.

“As much as [McCarthy] genuinely tries to work with @SpeakerPelosi for the good of this country, she refuses to see the hypocrisy of her own conference,” Greene claimed.

She then proceeded to attack well-known Democratic lawmakers, although not mentioning them by name. These are not new attacks from Greene, she has made most of these before, but they are vitriolic and most are unfounded.

And then Greene reverted to her religious remarks, again, appearing to speak in the third person.

We know who they all are.

We owe them no apologies

We will never back down.

We only serve the ONE who created us ALL, and we only bow to HIM.

And we know who we are, free and saved by HIS grace.

No matter what.

 

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McEnany: Trump Continues to Pursue ‘Ongoing Litigation’ to Retain Power– It’s Not ‘the January 20th Date’ Yet

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Kayleigh McEnany on Tuesday, in her role this afternoon as White House press secretary, says President Donald Trump continues to pursue “ongoing litigation” to retain power and has until January 20 to continue those actions.

President-elect Joe Biden won the Electoral College in a 306-232 vote, and beat Donald Trump by more than 7 million votes in the popular vote.

McEnany said Monday’s Electoral College vote was merely “one step in the constitutional process leading up to the January 20th date in the Constitution.”

Her statements are false. The Electoral College has completed its constitutional duties and there is no legal path for overturning its vote.

Despite her being a senior advisor to the Trump campaign, a role experts say is at minimum the appearance of an ethical conflict, she refused to answer more questions and referred reporters to the campaign.

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