Trump condemned the terrorist attack against Muslims in New Zealand while using the same language that the White supremacist terrorist used while issuing his first veto.
After condemning the white supremacist terror attack on Muslims in New Zealand, Trump said, “I have to in particular thank the Republican strong wonderful people, are the Republican senators that were on our side and on the side of border security, and on the side of doing what they have to, to keep our nation safe. They were very courageous yesterday and appreciate that very much. Congress’ vote to deny the crisis on the southern border is a vote against reality, it’s against reality. It is a tremendous national emergency. It is a tremendous crisis. Last month more than 76,000 illegal migrants arrived at our border. We’re on track for a million illegal aliens to rush our borders. People hate the word invasion but that’s what it is. It’s an invasion of drugs and criminals and people, we have no idea of who they are but we capture them because border security is so good. But they’re put in a very bad position. And we’re bursting at the seams.”
Less than two minutes after condemning the terrorist attack in New Zealand, Trump was back to his same racially divisive tactics and appeals to white supremacists.
After condemning the New Zealand terror attack, Trump lasted two minutes before he started using the same language to describe immigrants that the terrorist used to describe the Muslims that he murdered. https://t.co/viNeaBIcne pic.twitter.com/yKQbvmck8Y
— Sarah Reese Jones (@PoliticusSarah) March 15, 2019
Trump used the same language about “invaders” that the white supremacist terrorist used:
It was quickly noted that Trump’s buzz words matched those of a terrorist:
the christchurch shooter called muslims invaders https://t.co/VDsASPYTg8
— David Mack (@davidmackau) March 15, 2019
Trump can’t go a single day without appealing to racism. It is not lost on Trump and his supporters that moments after condemning the attack, Trump was using the same racist language to describe immigrants to the US.
Donald Trump has never made his racism more clear.
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Mr. Easley is the founder/managing editor and Senior White House and Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. His graduate work focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements.
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