Donald Trump & his Nazi supporters chant ‘send her back’ at Rep. Ilhan Omar

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I still find Donald Trump’s Nazi rally cry of “lock her up” to be one of the most disturbing things in modern politics. “Lock her up” started as a Hillary Clinton-specific chant during the 2016 campaign, and it’s still horrifying to think of the way Trump criminalized Clinton for… those f–king emails. And that’s it. That’s why Hillary Clinton needed to be “locked up.” Over time, “lock her up” evolved to a Deplorable chant for any and all women who displeased Trump. It was a not-so-subtle way to criminalize any and all women for not supporting him, or for being free-thinking, or for not being Nazis. His Nazi-misogynist supporters would chant “lock her up” about Christine Blasey Ford and other victims of sexual assault, including women who have accused Trump of sexual assault.

Well, “lock her up” has gone through another evolution and it’s become “Send Her Back.” Trump threw himself another Nazi rally last night and he decided to continue with his racist attacks on Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Rashida Tlaib of Michigan, Ilhan Omar of Minnesota and Ayanna Pressley of Massachusetts. When he got to Rep. Ilhan Omar, this is what happened:

Again, there is no bottom. This was always the evolution – first he demonized Hillary Clinton, then he demonized victims of sexual assault, now he’s demonizing women of color and congresswomen. He’s saying there is something inherently anti-American in brown and black skin, there’s something anti-American with refusing to become one of his Nazi supporters, and on and on. It’s as racist as it gets. It’s as disturbing as it gets. And not only is morally reprehensible just as-is, but he’s also inciting violence against these women, especially Rep. Omar.

Her response:

The response of some people who were watching the Nazi rally:

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  1. Stiglitz says:

    I don’t even have words for this, I’m so horrified.

    • Nahema says:

      I consider myself to be quite desensitised to much that I see in the news and on TV. Not much bothers me, even when I know it probably should.

      Watching this and the sea of white being him, chanting along made me feel physically sick.

      Then scrolling down and seeing those four women… it brought tears to my eyes. The fact he is STILL the president is disgusting. How many times have people been shocked, appalled and sickened? Yet here we still are.

    • Wasabi says:

      My words are: Can we not fall for his distraction techniques? Yes, he’s an outrageous monster but he is also a criminal who tries to overtake news cycles with smokescreens. Can the media focus on his crimes, please, not continue to be his puppets.

      • ByTheSea says:

        The media can and should do both: call out his racism AND cover his crimes, his ineptitude, the swamp he has surrounding him, etc.

      • Kitten says:

        Sometimes it’s not all that complicated or strategic. Sometimes it’s really just a racist going on a racist rant.

        Not directed to you personally, Wasabi, but I’m getting a little tired of people (espec some on Twitter) acting like his racism is only to manipulate the news cycle and ignoring the fact that this level of racism is not only incredibly damaging to the collective American psyche but also INCREDIBLY, IRRESPONSIBLY, DANGEROUS.

        This kind of blatant racism from an American president has never been seen before. Nixon maybe comes closest, but COME ON. This is a nine alarm fire. Marginalized communities who are already being exploited by systemic racism will now have to deal with the fact that outright racism has never been more acceptable–at least not in my lifetime. This is crazy.

      • Louisa says:

        This is not just a distraction any more. He is putting Omar Ihan’s life in danger. Along with her family and anyone who looks like her. He needs to be stopped.

      • MC2 says:

        Hate crimes have skyrocketed in the last two years in this country which means that personal, hate-filled & hurtful crimes against American citizens for simply being a minority is happening all around us & rising. The crime of assaulting & harassing American citizens living their daily lives is the crime we SHOULD focus on. This president is just pulling the curtains on what a shtshw our country really is & we should continue to shine the light on the cockroaches. Racism is not a smokescreen- it is our illness.

      • Giddy says:

        If a neighbor regularly expressed the views that Trump has, how many of us would want to have that man come to dinner, or be around our children? I’m guessing not many. I think the number of true believers is fairly small, but it’s the spineless ones who don’t speak out against his hate because they think the economy is doing well, or they want pet legislation to pass, or they want the Supreme Court so packed with Conservatives that it will take generations to change, that are helping him change and hurt our country. Why don’t we call these weaklings who are standing by and watching Trump cause so much damage what they are? Collaborators, one and all.

    • FHMom says:

      Me too. I’m speechless. It’s going to lead to violence.

    • Tigerlily says:

      Me too:( I’m a Canadian so no axe to grind really except that this is horrifying and makes me think of what I’ve read about Germany in the 1930′s. It is so frightening to watch this play out.

      • Tulip says:

        It reminded me of Hitler’s rise to power in 1930s as well. Extremely dangerous and stupid!

      • Still_Sarah says:

        I watched the Nazi “documentary” Triumph of the Will made in the late 1930’s. Scary stuff.

        I watched a recent interview of Trump supporters from Texas and it is amazing how they characterized people who had different political beliefs as being “un-American” or as not loving America or as attacking American values when what they were really doing was opposing Trump policies. It was straight out of Triumph of the Will where anyone who opposed the Nazi government risked being labeled as being unpatriotic or a traitor to the country. Dissent is demonized and democracy is defined as agreeing with them. Hard core Trumpers believe that their definition of patriotism is the ONLY one that counts.

    • Liz version 700 says:

      The level of evil. To be willing to get a woman killed (and he is damn sure trying). I think it is true that he wants to distract, but agree 100% that we should be able to cover parallel monstrosities with this man. He is a criminal trying to cover his crimes AND he is a misogynist racist who is dragging us straight to the gutter with him. Not only are people who support him not trying to temper him… they are Lindsey Grahaming it by sinking with him while tap dancing to give him cover. Horrifying and evil and I don’t know enough words to use to describe it.

  2. Oh No says:

    Trump is scum, his supporters are scum. I have absolutely no respect for anyone who supports any aspect of this man, his family, or this presidency.

    He’s dangerous and I truly fear for these women and their families

    • ByTheSea says:

      And yet, the GOP will continue to line up and find excuses for this.

      • Kitten says:

        They will because they’re just as terrible as he is.

      • Esmom says:

        Kitten, I’d argue that they’re worse. Trump is Trump but the vast majority of these Republicans knew he was unfit — and publicly expressed that before he was the nominee — and yet they’ve chosen to stand by him. It’s beyond the pale.

        The excuses people continue to make on behalf of the guy who has no business anywhere near the WH are just unreal. I know you know that. Sigh.

      • Kitten says:

        Very true, Esmom. The GOP sold out what was left of their morality for this piece of shit. They knew better but cared more about money and power.

      • whatWHAT? says:

        to add to them being deplorable just like 45, AND caring more about money and power…

        …I’d be willing to be my next paycheck that a LOT of them are being blackmailed by the Russians or 45 himself. McConnell and Graham especially.

      • Tourmaline says:

        The GOP does not need to be blackmailed by Russians or ANYBODY to fall in line with Trump. The decades-long fantasies of the GOP are all coming gloriously true in this administration. The Supreme Court and lower federal courts are steadily being stacked with lifelong rightwing judges. Regulations are gutted. Corporate greed is eagerly rewarded. Women are put in their places. Non-whites are put in their places. And as long as the GOP stays in Trump’s graces they feel they have unlocked the magic key to future elections by catering to his cult of believers. And with the electoral college among other things, they may be right.

      • schmootc says:

        I agree that the GOP who tolerate this are worse than he is on a societal level. Without them, he’s just a racist loon ranting in a corner somewhere that few people would listen to. They may not have created him, but they’re responsible for him at this point. You break it, you buy it, GOP.

    • MC2 says:

      “Historians have a word for Germans who joined the Nazi party, not because they hated Jews, but out of hope for restored patriotism, or a sense of economic anxiety, or a hope to preserve their religious values, or dislike of their opponents, or raw political opportunism, or convenience, or ignorance, or greed…..
      That word is Nazi. Nobody cares about their motives anymore”

      -Julius Goat

      • Tiffany :) says:

        Wow, that is such a good quote.

      • Tigerlily says:

        I am kind of relieved that my dear old Dad passed on in 2010. He was a tank gunner with the Canadian army in Italy, Holland, France & Belgium during WWII & saw what the crazed ideology of a madman can do to entire countries. He’d be heartbroken.

      • CariBean says:

        Tigerlily, I just said to someone the other day that if my father were still alive, he’d be gobsmacked with 45 in office.

    • otaku fairy... says:

      Same here. I’m beyond done with any more calls to be nice to the people supporting this. Just cannot respect anyone who’s still lecturing people about how not hurting deplorables’ feelings a priority at this point, whether the people making these calls are libertarians, white feminists, or anyone else. It’s disgusting. We’ve known for a long time that there’s a segment of the population that doesn’t consider you truly American unless you’re white even if you were born here and your family has been here for a long time, but this ‘president’ is actively encouraging the racism and putting Ilhan Omar, and all these congresswomen, at risk by riling up his base. I don’t see how people could still be making excuses at this point.

    • BeanieBean says:

      Everything he has done has sickened me, but this–this is the worst. I had a pit in my stomach when I read that he was doubling down on his horrible tweets. I’ve been disgusted since he campaigned, but now I’m truly terrified.

    • Mel M says:

      His supporters will ALWAYS find an excuse at this point. Whether it be a shrug because they just don’t care anymore, or that they are exactly the same racist vile humans as him, or have been lead down this path and brain washed by Fox News for so long they have become him, or that they just don’t want to admit they were/are wrong. I’ve seen the excuses all over the place this morning for what he said. That these women hate America and that they don’t want to uphold the constitution or they are radical Muslims trying to infiltrate from the inside, it’s insane and it’s all based in fear. How these people can say that disagreeing with the current president means they hate America but wailed on and on about Obama for eight years and not see the hypocrisy is mind boggling. It was ok for them though because he wasn’t a citizen and they are white right??

  3. Becks1 says:

    “there is no bottom” – Kaiser, that is probably one of the most accurate things you’ve said on here. There is no bottom. This is spiraling downward.

    “lock her up” was worrisome to me because I viewed it as a threat to our democracy – like part of me actually wanted Hillary to move out of the country after he became president because I was scared he was going to arrest her, and I think criminally prosecuting your opponents just because you can is a really bad sign that our democracy is over. I also worried that some of his fanatical supporters would take matters into their own hands for it.

    I think this chant is worrisome because its racist, and I think it puts a target on the back of all non-white Americans. It’s not about being an immigrant. It’s about being brown. And we’ve known he is racist, he doesn’t really hide it, but this, like the “lock her up” chant, seems to me to be encouraging people to take matters into their own hands.

    • Margaritas For Breakfast says:

      I worry about the Duchess of Sussex being harmed when piers Morgan rants against her inciting hatred & violence just as trump does.

  4. Lila says:

    Kaiser, you have a knack for finding photos that sum up people in their entirety.

  5. Vanessa says:

    The level of despair I have is leading me to thoughts this morning of, “I think it’s time to split into two countries.”

    • Kitten says:

      Totally. I’m so f*cking tired of having to share the same soil as these monsters.

      • Lightpurple says:

        And “their” country won’t fare very well because it won’t be able to support itself without the tax revenue from “our” country.

      • whatWHAT? says:

        yes, LP, exactly.

        most of the people who support him are from “taker” states, and the blue states are “giver” states. split the country, and see how long the takers last when they’re not giving enough to maintain infrastructure or gov’t emergency assistance of any kind.

        F*ck ‘em.

      • Margaritas For Breakfast says:

        Mississippi Alabama, Georgia and Louisiana have the highest percentage of Black population averaging about 35% each. Texas and Florida have big Hispanic populations. There is no way to split the country in a way that would create a white utopia. Unless the New Confederacy is willing to move to Montana?

    • Esmom says:

      I had these same thoughts after Trump was elected, more specifically after his inauguration. It seems clear that the MAGAts live in an entirely different reality. I say fine, let them try to manage on their own.

    • dubblk says:

      I keep saying this too. I’m 1000% ready to end this “United States of America” experiment. We had a good run, but we’re so far beyond broken it’s time to cut our losses and try to get out with as much of our sanity as we can. They can all go build their little hate-filled, wall-surrounded reservations where they kill each other and continue destroying the planet while we all get on with our lives and try to start offsetting all the damage they do.

  6. Aimee says:

    This happened in MY state last night and it’s horrifying and disgusting and disgraceful. I am truly ashamed to be an American right now.

    • B n A fan says:

      You should not feel ashamed. The ones who are chanting “send her back” have no shame, they are the deplorables Hillary was talking about. I was in NC last month and I enjoyed being there. The thing that I’m afraid of is one day one of his deplorable is going to kill someone in his name, and the Con man will not even say I’m sorry. I have a feeling he would love ❤️ For that to happen. He is the most vile person I have ever seen.

  7. grabbyhands says:

    He won’t be happy until she’s dead.

    And then he’ll get right back up at one of his klan rallies and brag about it and his zombie cult will froth at the mouth with glee.

    Future generations are going to read about the US the way they once read about 1930’s Germany. Is this the greatness I keep hearing about? All those folks still convinced that HRC would have been the same or worse? Still glad you sat out the last election or made a vote of conscience?

    We’re not getting out of this in 2020, even if a Democrat is elected. This more than anything has solidified that conviction. The glow on his face of all the accolades combined with total silence from anyone but the Democrats – he is drunk on it and he’s not giving it up. His “I could kill someone on the street and no one would say anything” is coming true. He loves it and so do they.

    He may never reach bottom, but I certainly have.

    • Kitten says:

      Exactly. People think a Dem president winning in 2020 will just reverse the clock. It WON’T. You don’t bounce back from this.

  8. OriginalLala says:

    at what point can he be charged for inciting violence? this is getting absurd… I am worried for these amazing women, Trump has some very unhinged supporters

    • Lightpurple says:

      I watch some of the conservative agitators on Twitter – I don’t “follow” them, I won’t give them the satisfaction of the number. Ryan Saavedra, Guy Benson, and Ben Shapiro have been tweeting endless attacks on these four women for days. Shapiro has been tweeting endless attacks on AOC for months; it is obvious that he lusts for her and can’t handle the idea that a woman he finds attractive won’t bend to his dictates – she refused to “debate” him; so he must punish her. They post their own attacks and then retweet one another’s. Something happened last night. Within half an hour of the “Send her back” happening, all three tweeted separate messages about how it was basically okay to hate these women because they are vile, anti-American monsters, who play the race and gender card whenever they get in troulbe, but the “Send her back” stuff had to stop. Saavedra went on with a long lecture about how even though we should all hate these women, we can’t be threatening them or trying to send them back anywhere. He included a weirdly worded thing about a friend in law enforcement, who despised Omar as much as everyone must, telling him that people could get in trouble if anything happened. I interpreted that as the FBI or the Capitol Police having contacted all three of them and warned them about incitement, based on what was happening on their twitter feeds. The response to these messages was basically that these people were going to do what they wanted and these guys were wimping out. They unleashed something they now can’t control.

      • Esmom says:

        Oh that’s really interesting, thanks for sharing. I have tried to go down those rabbit holes on occasion but I never et very far before I have to give up in disgust at the deplorable echo chamber they’re stoking.

      • Marjorie says:

        Thank you so much. I don’t have the stomach to do this.

      • Tiffany :) says:

        That’s really interesting. I hope they know that you don’t get credit for saying Pandora’s Box shouldn’t have been opened…after you yourself opened it.

        I have a special anger for people who stoke the hate and racism but then act dismayed with the outcome.

    • AnnaKist says:

      I wanted to ask this. I live in Australia, and under our system of government, our prime minister would have been out on his arse immediately if he’d pulled a stunt like this. I’ve heard none of this on our news, and am utterly horrified by what I’ve just read. Honestly, I feel physically sick, and worry for these women. Trump is an evil, twisted, despicable piece of shit.

      • Kitten says:

        Honestly, any Republican being elected on a state/local level would *probably* lose their job if they did this shit. Even Steve F*cking King was (eventually) stripped of his committees. It’s incredible what Trump is able to get away with and it’s absolutely nauseating to watch the GOP close ranks to protect him.

      • AnnaKist says:

        Yes, Kitten, this is just fecking unbelievable. I doubt any of the goons who can do something will do anything, though. Gutless bastards. We’ve had two conservative prime ministers, in the last 5 years, unceremoniously chucked out for far less than this, despite their (even now) devoted supporters in their party. I’m out of bloody words now.

    • Christine says:

      That’s what I don’t understand. Granted I know there are checks and balances in place but at what point do we draw the line and recognize that our leader is inciting violence not only against members of government (which any “normal” person would promptly be arrested for) but making threats and promises that endanger our own country. I don’t care how many supporters he has. If you are the president then you need to do your f-ing job and do it with dignity. What other job out there can you act like this and remain in position?

      • SamC says:

        One of the things that has been most interesting to me is the realization that despite the supposed checks and balances, the president can do whatever the heck he wants without any real repercussions if at least one branch of the government is of the same party. All these people ignoring Congressional subpoenas, etc., also without ramifications? Trump has opened Pandora’s box in so, so many ways.

      • Veronica S. says:

        This is actually a prime example of a checks and balances failing when the corruption goes up and down the entire ladder with a broken system.

        1. An outdated voting system that does not adequately reflect the dramatic population changes of the country in the past two hundred years. Which allowed for…

        2. State gerrymandering and voting legislation lists the balance of power toward the Republican party, undermining voter’s rights and access to balanced seating. And then…

        3. The electoral college votes against the will of the people twice in two decades, which led to….

        4. A Supreme Court stacked with conservatives put into power by two presidents that were not voted in by the popular vote, which means their decisions are shaping legislation in opposition to the desire of the majority populace. Which leads to…

        5. A cycle of disenfranchisement that creates apathy in the main voting population and creates more roadblocks for minority voters to get there -

        6. Effectively allowing the current power structure to maintain itself by stripping rights and utilizing populist speech by driving voter anxiety and fear toward targeted demographics instead of their helpless power against a fascist system.

        In other words, this situation has been carefully cultivated for awhile, and anybody who has studied history has been predicting it since the early 2000s.

      • Tiffany :) says:

        Veronica S., that’s a chilling list of facts! So depressing, but ignoring the reality doesn’t make things better.

        I just don’t know how to get out from under this when our electoral system has been so damaged.

      • Lillian says:

        Thank you, Veronica S.

  9. Miles says:

    So what do you we do about it? I feel so helpless right now. I’ve called by rep, emailed them and I attend protests. I donate. I feel like nothing I do is going to change anything. So I just need to know if there is anything else I can do because I cannot see/hear about this any longer. He and his ilk need to be removed from office.

    • Lizzie says:

      i do that same and feel the same. united we dream is an incredible resource. it has links to all kinds of services, needs, donation links and organized events. i recently downloaded the “what to do if ICE comes to your door” images from united we dream into my phone. there are 11 language translations. i am fully prepared to intercede on behalf of people if i were to see them be unlawfully approached by ICE and could at the very least show them the image with instructions. i hope i never have to and i most certainly do not get off on a white savior trip but i recognize i am in a privileged position of not being in fear of deportation or even being arrested – i would lose nothing to speak up on behalf of someone else.

    • Tiffany :) says:

      Hugs! I share your concern and anxiety. This is a really dark time.

      From my perspective, the thing that makes me feel the most empowered while also making the most difference is volunteering for campaigns. We still in the early part of primary season, but when it gets closer to having a nominee, I am going to work my ass off for them.

      Even people that live in “blue” areas can help. There are groups that target “purple” areas close to your district. You can make phone calls to people out of state. Really the goal is not to turn Republicans to Democrats, rather it is to identify like-minded people and do what you can to get them to the polls. Some people have voter registration issues, transportation or childcare issues, polling location confusion, etc. and volunteers/campaigns can help alleviate those problems come election day if they are simply aware of that person with that need.

  10. Seraphina says:

    When I first read that headline, I thought they were chanting to send back his wife 🤣

    • B n A fan says:

      His wife is white so she can stay. Only the black and brown people must go back, smh in disgust.

    • Seraphina, I hear ya. I have major dental work today (SO not my favorite thing) and have been just trying to stay cool, and then last night this. Wow, yeah BP AND nausea from that rally chant. I have to go now but I will leave you all with another Maya Angelou quote in addition to the one referenced here. Don’t have time to type it all but she said. “You may encounter many defeats, but you must not be defeated.” Let’s remember that and NOT give up. We can do this. LOVE.

      • Seraphina says:

        @Riseandshine, thank you for that quote. Been going through some bad things at work and needed that. Thank you!!! Hope you feel better soon.

      • Tiffany :) says:

        I needed to read that quote so badly. Thank you, and best wishes for a speedy recovery from your dental work!

  11. Digital Unicorn says:

    Wow, just wow but am not really surprised as he’s been building up to this. I’ve always thought that he is going to get either a journalist or democrat murdered. I hope she had good security as Trump just put a target on her head just because he is sh!tting in his adult nappies over Epstein and that video that was just released.

    Her response is amazing. I stand with The Squad.

    • isabelle says:

      Building up to it? They have been this way the whole time if you have been watching.

  12. Sayrah says:


  13. Purplehazeforever says:

    If anyone is surprised, they should not be. This has been the plan all along. Think back to after to when Trump was first elected & his first move: ban on travel from 7 countries. Then he simultaneously targeted the border. He was targeting people coming into the country illegally & those applying for green cards, making it harder…but not just anyone, those from certain countries. He had a specific agenda. Two years later…he’s now targeting…naturalized citizens, those with green cards, people that are actually here legally or attempting to come here legally. If they are not white & from certain countries, he doesn’t want them. He’s even attempting to deny citizenship to people who served. This is Stephen Miller’s brain child.

    • B n A fan says:

      Have you noticed how many people who have served in his administration who have left, or fired , but Steven Miller is still around. I saw a photo of SM standing in the Oval Office showing the white supremacy hand sign, They are kindred spirits.

      • Renee2 says:

        Stephen Miller is Jewish!!! The cognitive dissonance is astounding. Jewish people are afraid too because their forbears have seen this before. How can he, and Jared Kushner for that matter, go along with this. I can actually understand Stephen Miller because deep down inside he is filled with self-loathing and the level of denial is strong with him, but Kushner…SMH. I want journalists to start questioning them both on this and to start calling them out.

    • SamC says:

      It is, yet ironically all the white people he wants to immigrate here want nothing to do with the US right now.

  14. B n A fan says:

    I believe the judge who presided over Michael Cohen’s case is going to open up the secret info in his case today. The judge said the people should see all the evidence. Also, something is going on with the Epstein’s case today. I guess Don the Con man is trying to make a stink to distract us from paying attention to what will be going on in two court cases today that are linked to Don the Con.

    • PlainJane says:

      I 100% co-sign this comment. The Epstein case is heating up, and I believe it could get SUPER ugly. I think the Cheeto Mussolini was trolling the entire country with his “good looking, stable genius” twitter comments. That didn’t work, so he started into this racist BS to really get peoples’ blood boiling.

      However, what happened at that rally scares the $hit out of me.

    • Tourmaline says:

      No, this isn’t it at all. It is not a distraction technique. The Epstein thing won’t make a dent in anything Trump. It won’t harm him legally or cause one person who is in his cult to turn on him. Look at the video that came out yesterday of Epstein and Trump fondling women at Mar a Lago–it was a big nothing in terms of the reaction to it. The Cohen thing? Attorney General Barr is making sure that is not going any further, see this morning’s news.

      He’s doing it because inciting incivility and frankly hate is his brand and he and the entire Republican Party feel like this is their ticket to continued power.

  15. Eliza says:

    Ironically, this whole thing started because a woman is trying to work within the system to fix this broken system. I mean make America great again was his call, right? Which says our country wasnt great anymore, correct? Gotcha. White man says we need to change things is elected President. WOC says it and she needs to “go home”? How is this not sexism and racism??

    • whatWHAT? says:

      well, it’s both, of course…

      …but his supporters don’t see it that way. when HE says it, they know he means “make America WHITE again”, so it’s OK.

      when SHE says that things in America need to change, they know she means more equality and opportunity for ALL people, regardless of skin color or income, and that is NOT OK to them.

    • hogtowngooner says:

      That’s it, though. To him and his moron fans, they’re the only ones who are “allowed” to criticize the country because they feel it belongs to them and only them. Any POC (or non-Republican woman) who criticizes the country/govt is being “ungrateful.”

      That’s why they screeched about the Dixie Chicks, Colin Kaepernick and Black Lives Matter, but the Tea Party protesters (including people who hung effigies of Obama) were “patriots”.

  16. Chrissy S says:

    For those reading this who think this isn’t racist and maybe don’t want to comment or eventually will just haven’t yet:

    Racism means to think ones race is more superior than the others. For one to tell another race to “go back to where you came from” is basically saying you’re not worthy of being here. I am worthy and you are not. I am better than you, so yes it’s racist. Yes it’s wrong and yes it’s hateful.

    • Northern_Girl20 says:

      How the f would someone not see this as racist and hateful?? This is horrifying, I was terrified watching this on Twitter last night.

    • hogtowngooner says:

      Exactly. It’s like they think only people who have used the n-word or donned a Klan robe can be called racists. Everything else is just “free speech.”

  17. Wilady says:

    This is so horrifying. He honestly thinks a presidency is the opportunity to vent your innermost furies and frustrations (rooted in your insecurities) and get others to rally behind you for action, as opposed to taking on the responsibility to do your best for every person in the country, regardless of who they are, because they live here too.

    He’s gettinyg, terrifying, and toxic, and I wonder how long it will take to correct all the damage from this twat.

    • Wilady says:

      *I have no idea what autocorrect thought gettinyg was… Terrifying? I don’t know. Anyway ignore that.

  18. Lucy says:

    I think a civil war is going to happen. Everything is out of control.

    • B n A fan says:

      If he’s re-elected, I believe definitely something is going to break. The country cannot survive another term of this insanity.

    • Incredulous says:

      I agree. My best guess is it’ll happen quicker if Trump is voted out, you get a bunch of stochastic violence into civil war. If he isn’t, you get an awful lot of civil disobedience and strikes and the republicans get rid of posse comitatus into civil war.

      Coming together in the spirit of forgiveness ain’t gonna help or fix this one, at best merely delay it.

  19. Rapunzel says:

    He’s also saying she’s married to her brother. May he rot in hell. And all his supporters too.

  20. Eyfalia says:

    This is very scary and he is irresponsible. He has no qualification for a leader. I fear for Omars life. The accounts of Trump fanatics I came across today is freaking me out. The words, the pictures. Terrible.

  21. Jerusha says:

    Please look at those faces in the crowd. See all those YOUNG faces? It’s not only old white people who put trump in office and support him. There are, undoubtedly, millions of YOUNG white people who are just as depraved as their elders. It’s not going to magically improve when the oldsters die off.

    • Christin says:

      Another problem is that these people are everywhere, scattered among us. Some are more obvious than others.

      I do not believe it is limited to certain geographic areas or socioeconomic classes.

  22. cannibell says:

    The thing that was craziest to me was his use of “anti-Semitic” to vilify Omar. As a white Jewish woman who doesn’t think that of Omar, I’m horrified on many levels. But what struck me about the crowd chanting what they did in response to the Orange Nightmare’s statements was how many actual anti-Semites were in that crowd pretending to be outraged at anti-Semitism. Nauseating

    • Esmom says:

      This faux outrage at supposed anti-Semitism has got to be one of the more disturbing aspects of the right wing’s agenda. I noticed it years ago at the local level with the Tea Partiers in my town and it never made sense to me because it was clear to me that this mostly WASP population has zero regard for the Jewish people. As someone on Pod Save America said earlier this week, they’re using it as a shield. And it’s so abhorrent.

      • me48 says:

        They “love” Israel because a lot of trump supporters are evangelicals who believe in “End Times” and Israel plays a role. Make no mistake most of them are Anti Semitic.

      • Tiffany :) says:

        The GOP loves Israel the way a wolf loves sheep.

  23. Sportlady20 says:

    So I feel like America isn’t going to survive cheeto. This chanting hurts my soul, I am at a loss for how to proceed from this. He need some to go but I agree he’s not leaving even if he loses. Does anyone know a nice Canadian who’d like to sponsor a nice American who’s terrified? My dad may he Rip was a decorated veteran who was also half Syrian, I’m glad he didn’t live to see this.

  24. Squirrelgirl says:

    Donald Trump could murder a toddler in the middle of Times Square and his poll numbers would go up. It’s SCARY af how much his supporters continue with this BS.

  25. Birdie says:

    German here. Americans, what are you going to do against that upcoming dictator? What’s next? Concentration camps? I mean I am completely horrified as to what he is going to do next. History repeating!

  26. KatV says:

    This is so vile on so many levels. Can’t the world see what’s happening?? I recently cut off my uncle for wearing a MAGA hat (we’re in Scandinavia ffs!) cos he thought the guy’s great.

    • Ader says:

      Yeah, we had to cut off my husband’s sister today, after she came out as a MAGA person. This White Canadian woman trying to tell us that the “U.S. left” are the TRUE racists, posting crap about #walkaway. GTFOH.

  27. Culture Cannibal says:

    I’m an ex-pat living in Dublin. There are some big golf tournaments going on in Ireland, which are attracting a lot of wealthy older Americans. In the last week alone, I’ve lost count of the amount of MAGA hats I’ve seen (I stopped counting at 56). I overheard a woman in a restaurant complaining LOUDLY to her friends, in front of her Eastern European server, that she’s shocked at how many foreigners she’s had to deal with in Ireland, and she can’t understand anything they say (this server spoke better English than that hillbilly trash). I heard some jerk complain to the (Asian) barrista in a cafe about a picture of Obama’s speach on College Green hanging on the wall.

    These people aren’t poor. They’re not uneducated. They are well-off and white, and they’ve FINALLY been let off the leash. They’re not going back into the closet. What has been done cannot be undone.

    • The Other Katherine says:

      I am Texan, and have never seen a MAGA hat IRL there. Saw one in Scotland a few weeks ago, probably for similar reasons. I desperately wanted to confront the wearer, but had a small child with me and didn’t want to subject him to that. :-( I was a little surprised at the level of visceral fury I felt.

  28. Tiffany says:

    I had not even read this story this morning but I knew this dillhole was out here being racist by what happened to me this morning.

    I was walking down the train platform this morning and this racist was standing there and he said to me, ‘Look like he is going to send you back. By he I mean Trump’.

    This idiot couldn’t even get his xenophobia right and I did not correct or even say anything to him. He kept talking, I kept walking and them he said he understood. IDIOT !!!!

    • ME says:

      Wow what a piece of sh*t. I’m sorry and I truly know how you feel because I’ve had MANY instances of racist a$$holes go out of their way to tell me I’m not welcome. I just don’t understand what they get out of it? Do they feel better about themselves by making others feel less than? F*ck him and anyone like him !

      • Christin says:

        Any bully is trying to gain attention and increase their own self-worth. They are pathetic.

      • Tiffany says:

        Younger me default would have been to say, ‘I am not Muslim and there is nothing wrong if I am’ but current me wanted to push him off the platform :) .

    • whatWHAT? says:

      Jeez, I am SO sorry that a-hole said that to you.

    • Christin says:

      I am sorry you had to listen to such idiocy, but it sounds like you handled it well. Such ignorance deserves ignoring. It’s impossible to reason with someone like that (or to shame the shameless).

      • Kitten says:

        Honestly, Tiffany probably understands the danger of engaging with these lunatics. As much as we all want to nut-punch these bigots, a lot of these f*ckers carry guns and are completely unhinged. She was smart to walk away but my GOD, this is exactly when we all knew would happen: hatred breeds racism and racism breeds more racism. Stay safe out there.

      • Christin says:

        I admire that she kept her composure, and as you point out, it’s likely because of repeated experience.

        The guy wanted attention at the least, and quick escalation/violence at most. In addition to him possibly having a weapon, who knows how many other idiots might have joined in.

        There are unhinged people everywhere. I was followed on rural roads for several miles a few weeks ago by a couple of weirdos. They pulled directly beside my car TWICE at two businesses and just stared. I think they were probably on something, but who knows.

      • Kitten says:

        Jesus, Christin. That’s terrifying.

      • Christin says:

        We are living in times where people are just emboldened to harass, follow and scare any of us. I am a middle-aged, average white person who drives a basic, faded 15-year-old car to work, and two 30-something zombies choose to follow me (almost) home in broad daylight. They directly pulled beside me in an empty church lot, and did the exact same at another small business after I immediately pulled away from the church. I knew I had to get to a place where there were even a few other people. They sped away after they saw me go into the business and start talking to the owner.

        I could have called the police, but what would I tell them since they never spoke a word or got out of the car? In true red state fashion, one person later asked me if I had a carry permit. Again, how would that have helped? Would I twirl my weapon like Annie Oakley to frighten the speechless zombies?

      • Kitten says:

        I’ve always read that if you’re being followed you should drive straight to a police station. Now, that might not have been an option for you if you were in a really rural area, but that’s what they tell you to do. I think you handled it the right way though–go to a well-populated area.

        Very frightening experience I’m sure. Just glad that you’re ok.

      • Christin says:

        That is what I should have done, because I could have put other people in danger at the business (store). The closest station was three miles away, with a mile of that via a forested, curvy road with no houses. I have also read that you can call emergency dispatch and stay on the line, if you are being followed.

        My lesson from such an odd experience was that erratic behavior due to drugs, racism, etc., can affect anyone at any time. I truly feel for anyone who is exposed to harassment like Tiffany experienced. We should all be able to go about our lives without fear.

    • Tiffany :) says:

      My hugs to you. I am glad you are a part of my country and my little CB internet community. You have great worth and value.

      Not that you needed me to validate you, but knowing the jerks that are out there, I wanted to send some honest sunshine your way. I hope the light from many will overcome the shadows cast by some.

  29. Sterkviking says:

    I am really scared now that she will be killed or someone else will be.

    I have protested against him, supported Muslims in their house of worship, given money to Dems, called both Dem/Rep legislators. It all feels useless against a man who has no shame, and his supporters who don’t see anything wrong.

    The parallels of 1930s Germany to Trump’s words/rallies/actions are scary, and he continues to cross lines and still gets support from Rep. legislators.

  30. Cyn says:

    I disagree with Omar most of the time. But how can this be happening? To say this is anti-American is just weak sauce. What Trump did is antithetical to the very idea of America. We are a nation based on the freedom to think and say what you want to say and we celebrate our differences. Omar embodies those two ideals as the first Muslim congresswoman and someone who has incendiary ideas. I am proud she is a member of Congress and that she speaks her mind, however much I might disagree with what she says. Terrible, terrible news.

    • Patty says:

      Actually what Trump is consistent with how America has always treated their Black citizens and immigrants of color. To say otherwise is a lie.

  31. HELEN says:

    the first hijabi congresswoman and america will make sure to go out of its way to get her killed

  32. Gingerbee says:

    Words cannot describes how I feel about that piece of sh*t, and his deplorables.
    If President Obama had said as much as that POS, he would have tarred and feathers by the GOP and their ilk.

  33. ME says:

    Oh yes the good old “go back to where you came from”. I live in Canada and I’ve heard that phrase yelled at me so many times. Our Prime Minister Mr. Trudeau seems to think Canadians aren’t racist…ha ha easy for a rich White man to say ! Anyone who participates in this type of behavior is disgusting !

    • Northern_Girl20 says:

      Ugh .. ya racism is alive here in Canada as well, and slowly getting more in the open. I have a bi-racial son (I’m white his father is from Bangladesh) and I really fear for him. My son has had a few racist incidents (called the n-word, told he smells like a skunk, one of his friend’s father’s doesn’t like him for no reason .. heck I even had someone stop talking to me when she saw a picture of him)

      And I really hope Andrew Scheer doesn’t get elected.

      • ME says:

        I’m so sorry your son has to go through that. I know what it’s like. If someone stopped talking to you because they saw your son was mixed, that person wasn’t good enough to be in your life to begin with !

  34. HEAVY DAZE says:

    Wow, she is such a stunningly strong and beautiful woman! Teaching us with her courage and grace. A true role model for human kind!

    • Kitten says:

      We don’t talk about it much because it’s trivial in light of what she’s facing right now, but she is seriously one of the most beautiful women. Just gorgeous.

  35. DM2 says:

    To think that this p.o.s. will have Secret Service protection for the *rest of his disgusting life*, so it’s no skin off his orange-peel nose if there are any consequences for his hateful racist utterances if someone decides they want ‘pay-back’. These women, however, do not have that luxury, but I certainly hope they have some security about them after last night’s shit show. What a man. What a leader.

  36. Texas says:

    Just horrific.

  37. Mab's A'Mabbin says:

    I’ve never hated like I hate now. It’s grown and it’s morphed into variations of livid and loathe. But the GOP. His voters. Every passing day, week, month of this absurd administration leaves me shocked, appalled and horrified at the mountainous piles of complacency. The people supporting this circus are so beyond an ignorant descriptor they defy logic and are frakking scary because of it. They’re armies of lilliputians reeking havoc and destruction. All it takes is to shut this shit down. Why is nobody moving? Why isn’t Congress’s collective mouth dropped in horror? Why aren’t they taking out the trash? Why is nobody taking out the trash?

  38. JanetFerber says:

    “Lock her up” and “Send her back,” are both three word hate chants that bond the haters and cast out the “other.” Words and deeds follow so closely. Propaganda leads to hate crimes, metal cages for babies and, in Germany, concentration camps. Our democracy has been hijacked by a demagogue. The real goal is to consolidate political power and money for the minority at top. The ignorant mob is at the base of these machinations and trump stokes and stirs the rage and violence. How can we put an end to this madness?

  39. Veronica S. says:

    There’s no coming back from this, people need to realize. Even if he’s dumped in 2020, this scars from this administration will be left for decades between the altered Supreme Court and the media fallout. We’ve pulled back the skin to see the ugly viscera of America. We’re going to be increasingly divided in years to come. These people won’t stop until they’ve satisfied their fears by crushing a pretend opposition and have to live only with their own failures.

  40. JRenee says:

    I hope she stays safe. The under belly of ugly hatred has risen and is out in the open once again. This is sad as hell!

  41. eleri says:

    feel like weeping

  42. isabelle says:

    Remember they also hate vocal opinionated women period. They don’t have Hillary now so they are moving on to the next women with a voice, the icing on the cake for them, they are brown.

  43. Pulplove says:

    “We think we’ve come so far. Torture of heretics, burning of witches is all ancient history, and then, before you can blink an eye, suddenly it threatens to start all over again.”

    Captain Picard to Lt. Worf – Star Trek: The Next Generation “The Drumhead”

  44. Valerie says:

    Hitler reincarnated. That’s no exaggeration. During the election, people were sharing posts that drew comparisons between the two. There were a few photoshops in with real pictures and those were used to discredit the entire thing, but make no mistake, he is a dictator. It’s scary,

    • Christin says:

      After reading numerous informative, warning-type comments on this site during the past 3 years, I started reading more about the gradual buildup in that era. There really are notable parallels.

      • Valerie says:

        There are, and it was obvious from the start. It sounded unbelievable because it was. It was dumbfounding. The more it goes on, the worse it gets. I’m afraid that something will happen to Omar. If it does, will that be enough to call for impeachment? What if it isn’t?

    • Mrs.Krabapple says:

      At some point, people have to ask when the German citizens themselves became responsible for the horror, by allowing/supporting Hitler. I think American has also reached that point. The thing is, racists don’t care — even IF they could recognize that they are racists, they don’t care about oppressing minorities, they just glory in the fact that they CAN. I don’t know what has happened to America. Or, were we always this evil?

      • Christin says:

        My guess is that it has always been there, and people feel more emboldened to at least hint at their true views now.

        I have personally discovered sides of people I have known – young and old – that are now more obvious thanks to social media memes and little offhand comments. A few have surprised me, but most have not. They are thinly veiled a-holes who think they are better than others.

      • Valerie says:

        Agreed. There was a lot of talk about that on twitter this morning.

        They don’t care at all. They care when the beast they fed bites them, but only then. When the rabid hounds are going after someone else, they’ll shrug and say it’s because they had meat in their pockets.

  45. JM says:

    He needs to be taken down. I don’t care how, he just does.

  46. Fluffy Princess says:

    Disgusting! Vile! Horrifying! I cannot believe that the whole of Congress is not standing up and SCREAMING at the tops of their lungs about this. From the moment it happened–every single Democrat should have been raging! I know the GOP won’t do jack sh** .

    Oh I guess more strongly worded Op-Eds are coming! Cuz that’ll make a difference. I swear, there has never been a more spineless, weak kneed, weak minded Congress.

    I just pray at this point, that people who didn’t vote last time, vote en masse this time to send a definitive message. . .

  47. Bc says:

    This man is racist. Shame on you if you voted for him.

  48. ME says:

    I’m pretty sure his wife wasn’t born in America, should we send her back too? Oh yeah I forgot Trump has no problem with White immigrants…just the ones of color (and non-Christians) he hates.

  49. Patty says:

    This is America. At this point anyone who is shocked by Donald Trump or his supports is either being willfully ignorant or they’ve never read a history book – or both. This is why Kap took a knee. Black people have been calling America what it is for ever..but nobody wanted to pay attention and white liberals wanted to parade around like everything was great simply because things were a little better.

    • Ader says:

      All day this. All day long.

      I felt like Zerlina Maxwell came “thisclose” to pointing this out to a white MSNBC panel yesterday.

      It feels like the only conversation even the majority of white LIBERALS want to have about racism is “but not me, right? Just tell me I’m not racist.”

    • A says:

      Yup. I remember in 2015, when someone asked me my opinion on Trump standing for the presidency, and I told them that he was going to win the nomination, and then the presidency, and possibly the second term after that. They kind of scoffed at me, and there were points during the campaign when I wasn’t certain, but it wound up happening. I remembered being disappointed, but not surprised.

      Trump is as American as apple pie and baseball. He is some of the worst of what America has to offer. He is every last terrible impulse of America, from the narrowminded racism, the delusions of grandeur, the materialism, everything. But he is American. All of these things are American. People have to realize that they can’t move forward without reckoning with all of these things. It’s because people haven’t fully grappled with them as a country that we are where we are today.

  50. DM2 says:

    Now he’s saying that he ‘didn’t like’ the chanting, that he ‘disagrees’ with it. Lol. He sure looked smug enough when they started chanting and didn’t do anything at the time to squelch it. But that’s what he does. Incites, and then backtracks. Insanity.

    • Lightpurple says:

      Not only did he enjoy every second of it: he tweeted what a great crowd it was; he smiled, laughed, and visibly enjoyed every single second of it; his evil daughter in law Lara, and she is pure evil incarnate, prepped the crowd with it before he went on.

  51. Marie says:

    Oh America, what’s in store for you? I am sad, and really beyond horrified.

  52. Jerusha says:

    Oh, great. Now he’s trying to start a war to deflect.

    • Kitten says:

      Yup. The man is so effin predictable.

    • A says:

      It’s worth mentioning–the news of the US shooting down the drone is coming directly on the heels of Iran offering permanent enhanced inspections of its nuclear programme in return for a permanent lifting of sanctions on its economy. They’re essentially offering the Iran deal on steroids, plus the opportunity for Trump to stick it to Obama by bragging about how he did so much better than Obama on the Iran deal, and this was the response. I have no doubt that this was pushed by the war hawks in his cabinet, probably John Bolton who’s seeing his chance to go to another ill-advised war rapidly disappearing.

  53. A says:

    Sometimes, when I really hate myself, I go on Twitter and look at tweets from conservatives. Not the blue check, verified conservatives, but regular people, usually middle aged white folks who have a picture of themselves as their profile picture and whatnot.

    And they really do live in their own bubble. It’s astonishing. Sometimes I scroll through the replies on their tweets (there aren’t many of them), hoping for a single voice of reason. And there just never are any. They really think that Trump has fulfilled every single one of his campaign promises. They really think he’s built the wall (or as good as), kept illegal immigrants out, stuck it to the disgusting coastal libs, shown the world who’s boss, etc. They really, earnestly believe that Ilhan Omar married her own brother, said she hates America, and wants to give lighter sentences and amnesty to ISIS fighters. And they don’t think that “send her back” is racist, they think it’s justified in light of what she’s doing to the country, apparently.

    And no one disputes them. No one sticks up for the truth in their mentions. Granted, a lot of it is because they’re not exactly Twitter famous people. They’re just ordinary people whose Twitter followers are probably from their Facebook friends lists or whatever. But the fact that they’re truly just surrounding themselves with like-minded individuals–you couldn’t get more of an echo chamber than that.

    And the worst part of it all is that they probably work with immigrants and minorities on a daily basis. Their worlds are not anywhere nearly as lily-white as they claim. They probably know undocumented immigrants themselves. They probably know liberals. But they don’t care about their opinions on anything. The only opinions that matter to them are their own. The only feelings that matter to them are their own. The only fears that matter to them are their own. And they will do everything it takes to defend actions based on those unfounded fears, because what matters most to them isn’t the economy or border security or anything. It’s themselves and their racism.

  54. JanetDR says:

    Too horrified to come up with anything my fellow CBs haven’t already expressed. But thanks for the cover photo.

  55. cheeney says:

    Seriously, his ancestors are from Europe so maybe he should pack his bag first…..the sooner the better…..I’m almost certain the indigenous First Americans would help him pack. Although personally I’d send him to another planet….far, far away

  56. Andrea says:

    This happened in Greenville Nc a big college town. I lived there for 13 years before moving to Canada. I protested Sarah Palin there in 2008. All my friends who live there are liberal minded people, most are academics. The chanters I suspect came from the nearby little redneck towns.

    • Jerusha says:

      Hard to believe it’s been only 11 years since Palin first polluted the public discourse. Seems like forever.

  57. Raina says:

    Send them back.
    Native American.
    Only one who can say it.

    I’m not one, but you get my general point…