President Donald Trump Friday afternoon labeled undocumented immigrants crossing the U.S. Southern border an “invasion” during a ceremony vetoing a resolution blocking his border wall which he promised Mexico would pay for.
Deviating from his written remarks, the President, flanked by the Attorney General, the Secretary of Homeland Security, Customs and Border Patrol agents, and “angel moms,” told reporters, “people hate the word invasion, but that’s what it is.”
TRUMP echoes white supremacist rhetoric: “Congress’ vote to deny the crisis on the southern border is a vote against reality…People hate the word ‘invasion,’ but that’s what it is. It’s an invasion of drugs, criminals, & people…in some cases, they are killers.” pic.twitter.com/nupFMpmHQZ
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) March 15, 2019
As some, including Vox’s Aaron Rupar noted, one of the terror suspects who wrote a lengthy “manifesto” before massacring 49 Muslims in New Zealand less than 24 hours ago, described Muslims the same way.
“For many years I had been hearing and reading of the invasion of France by nonwhites,” the terror suspect wrote, according to Rupar, adding, “once I arrived in France, I found the stories not only to be true, but profoundly understated.”
Journalist and executive Soledad O’Brien made clear what’s happening here:
Can we remind everybody that ‘invasion’ is the language of white nationalists. https://t.co/UCY4OEjrSV
— Soledad O’Brien (@soledadobrien) March 15, 2019
The president is talking about an “invasion” of the United States shortly after an attack in New Zealand by someone who felt the country was being invaded by Muslims. https://t.co/aGJ205qJzh
— Chris Megerian (@ChrisMegerian) March 15, 2019
“We are experiencing an invasion on a level never seen before in history.”
“People hate the word invasion, but that’s what it is.”
Two quotes about immigrants in the past 24 hours. One from the US president, one from a document justifying a white supremacist terror attack.
— Lois Beckett (@loisbeckett) March 15, 2019
The NZ manifesto used the word “invasion” to describe non-white people.
If you think he’s just rambling, with no connection between talking about the attack and talking about an “invasion” of the U.S. by brown Central Americans, you’re not giving him enough credit. https://t.co/JDpCuTj7qY
— Jessica Shortall (@jessicashortall) March 15, 2019
Trump calls what happened in NZ “a horrible, horrible thing.” Then, moments later, talks about an “invasion” on the southern border.
The central thread of the apparent NZ shooter’s manifesto was the idea of an “invasion” of white nations by people of non-European ancestry. pic.twitter.com/cbvySMWvwL
— Niall Stanage (@NiallStanage) March 15, 2019
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Kayleigh McEnany Says Trump ‘Very Likely’ Will Nominate New Supreme Court Justice Before Ruth Bader Ginsburg is Buried
White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany says President Donald Trump will announce his nominee to the U.S. Supreme Court, mostly likely by Tuesday. The late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg will lie in repose at the Supreme Court. The date of her funeral, which will be a private ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery, has not even been announced yet.
Asked if the nomination would be announced “before Wednesday,” she replied, “I think that’s very likely.”
MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell Monday morning also hinted the announcement would come Tuesday.
President Trump says he will soon nominate a justice to replace the late Ruth Bader Ginsburg on the Supreme Court.
— CBS This Morning (@CBSThisMorning) September 21, 2020
Trump Says He Will Make SCOTUS Nomination Next Week – Appears He Will Use Seat to Strengthen Where He Is Weak in Polls
President Donald Trump says he will announce his nominee to replace Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg “next week.”
He made clear his primary deciding factors will be to help him in the polls.
Trump told reporters Saturday afternoon “most likely” he will choose a woman.
CNN reports he is leaning towards choosing a woman mostly because he is doing poorly in the polls with women.
Trump spoke about two women judges. He talked about Barbara Lagoa, noting she is Hispanic and from Florida. He is struggling in the polls with Hispanics and in Florida.
Reporters also asked about Amy Coney Barrett, a far right wing anti-choice, anti-LGBTQ extremist. Trump spoke positively about her as well. Reports say she is the current frontrunner.
Trump: I can see most likely it would be a woman, yeah I think I can say that. pic.twitter.com/1csAZefqUF
— Acyn Torabi (@Acyn) September 19, 2020
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Trump: Republicans Must Fill Supreme Court Seat ‘Without Delay’
President Donald Trump Saturday morning, barely 12 hours after U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg passed away, announced his intention to fill her seat “without delay.”
The president said the Republican Party has been handed the “position of power and importance” to make decisions for those who elected them.
“We have this obligation,” he insisted, ignoring his obligation to balance decision-making by remembering he is president of the entire country, not just the red states.
.@GOP We were put in this position of power and importance to make decisions for the people who so proudly elected us, the most important of which has long been considered to be the selection of United States Supreme Court Justices. We have this obligation, without delay!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 19, 2020
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