Donald Trump: The people chanting ‘send her back’ are ‘incredible patriots’


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Before I get knee-deep into all of the racist BS that’s still happening, let’s take a moment to remember that there’s a whole huge thing that’s happening which is ALSO racist AF. Remember how the American government is running concentration camps at the border and putting babies in cages? The A$AP Rocky thing was supposed to distract from that, but weirdly it was Justin Bieber who, like, spoke truth to power?

I mean… sometimes Bieber gets it right. Slow clap for him.

As for the other big racist story, we’re still talking about Donald Trump’s attacks on American congresswomen for being A) women and B) women of color. Trump started attacking them two weekends ago and it’s still happening, even more so since the “send her back” chant. He’s just… incredibly deranged and without a doubt, he’s trying to get these women killed. New York Magazine did a truly frightening summary of all the sh-t that’s gone down in the past week, some lowlights:

The changing narrative around the “Send Her Back” chant: The next day, pressured to disavow the chant by concerned GOP lawmakers and Vice-President Mike Pence, Trump didn’t even bother coming up with remotely believable lies to explain why he had seemed to savor the moment. Instead, he claimed that everyone’s eyes were the real liars, insisting he’d tried to “quickly” speak over and cut off the chanting and that he was “not happy” and “disagreed with” it and even “felt a little bit bad” that it had happened.

Then he changed his mind: The day after that, Trump decided he was done pretending to distance himself from the racist spectacle he had incited. In a callback to his infamous post-Charlottesville praise of white-supremacist protesters, he defended the supporters who came to his rally in North Carolina. “Those are incredible people, they are incredible patriots,” Trump told reporters on Friday. Asked if he was unhappy about the chant, this time he said, “No,” and pivoted to an attack in which he falsely implied that Omar has said she hated America. He also said the lawmaker, a naturalized refugee who has called herself Trump’s “worst nightmare,” was “lucky to be where she is, let me tell you that.” Then, in a second exchange with reporters on Friday, Trump argued that the chant wasn’t even racist. “You know what’s racist to me,” the president deflected, “when someone goes out and says the horrible things about our country, the people of our country, that are anti-Semitic, that hate everybody, that speak with scorn and hate — that, to me, is really a very dangerous thing.”

The GOP wants more dog-whistle racism, not blatant racism: Over the weekend, the president continued to attack “the Squad” and make up transgressions in order to demonize them. But none of the women have said they hate America, or referenced “evil Jews,” or called America “garbage,” as Trump has now claimed. But there will be more exaggerations, lies, and blatant attempts to strip the women of their Americanness. This is exactly what his allies and advisers have urged him to push instead of naked racism, as the Washington Post reported on Saturday: “Like others, [Senator Lindsey] Graham urged Trump to reframe away from the racist notion at the core of the tweets — that only European immigrants or their descendants are entitled to criticize the country. Advisers wrote new talking points and handed him reams of opposition research on the four congresswomen. Pivot to patriotism. Focus on their ideas and behavior, not identity. Some would still see a racist agenda, the argument went, but at least it would not be so explicit.

[From NY Magazine]

“Those are incredible people, they are incredible patriots,” just like the neo-Nazis marching in Charlottesville were “very fine people,” right? Anyway, the point of this NY Mag piece was to put everything in some kind of context of Trump’s 2020 reelection campaign, which I think is probably the right context. Yes, Trump is a violent misogynist and a violent racist. Yes, he believes and thinks and says those things all the time. But he’s also going Full George Wallace for 2020, and he WANTS to talk about racist sh-t as his PLATFORM. That’s his political ideology: racism, hatred, misogyny, bullying, violence, child molestation, rape, white supremacy. It really is that simple. There’s no “oh, he’s just talking about this because he doesn’t have a health care plan!” THIS IS HIS PLATFORM. This is what he wants the election to be about.

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  1. Arizona says:

    It’s too early for my blood pressure to be getting this high.

    • Lady2Lazy says:

      I know. It has come to the point that I no longer am able to read the news since I become so angry. Furthermore, when he is on the news I just zip past his rhetoric as I can’t stand to listen to his voice.
      On a side note, it’s imperative that we all get out and VOTE in 2020!! Those who don’t vote have no excuses to complain about Drumpf, in my opinion. If you didn’t vote, that’s on you! We must all ban together and get people to the polls!!

      • Lady, YES! We must get people out to VOTE this time. No excuses. And yeah it is ill inducing. It bothers me personally that all of his supporters keep blaming the Democrats or anyone that does not love all things Trump just for having an opinion other than their own. Personally, I am a Democrat, and yes, we may have made some errors here and there, sure, and we are accountable for that. Nothing compared to what the TrumpKushners are doing. Then they just say we are all (in their words, not mine) commies, haters, or jealous or we hate our country. NO, that is not true! We just do NOT like this President, this con family and yes, we have a right to speak up and say so. So let’s do all we can do, to inform people when we can, speak up in every way possible and YES, VOTE.

      • LP says:

        YESSS we all need to VOTE! If we increase turnout we can do it! Later this year or early next I’ll be ‘adopting’ at least one senate/governor race (donating a few bucks monthly, writing postcards to voters, etc). It’s crucial to retake the senate and state legislature as well as the White House!

  2. Jerusha says:

    Just _ _ _, please.

    • Diana says:

      🙏🙏🙏

    • runcmc says:

      I truly believe all of this is happening now to distract from the Epstein investigation. He WANTS us to talk about his racism (which he can deny) so we’re not talking about his pedophilia (which he can’t deny)

      • Still_Sarah says:

        Absolutely. Whenever Trump does this kind of thing (inflammatory tweets that go after a group), it is ALWAYS to distract from something else. He could care less about these “patriots”; he just doesn’t want you looking at his long time buddy Epstein and how entangled the Real Donald Trump is in the situation.

        It is always deflection.

      • BeanieBean says:

        Y’all, trump just isn’t that smart. He has a thought, he tweets it, he says it, he forgets it, he moves on.

      • Jerusha says:

        I agree with Beanie. Stephen Goebbels no doubt has a master plan, but trump is a dumb POS. He has the attention span of a fruit fly. He frustrates the shit out of his handlers because he can’t stick to the script. Then they have to lie that DaughterWife or PornWife had a talk with him. He’ll babble about Go Back until some other catchphrase pops into his diseased brain.

  3. BlueSky says:

    So the GOP is the new Nazi party? Got it!

    • Eliza says:

      Well he’s using their playbook. Inciting hatred. Blaming minority groups for the failure of a country. Propaganda and crazy speeches to drum up emotional response instead of encouraging rational thought. Nazism 101.

      • phaedra7 says:

        Well, he did read “Mein Kompf” when he was a child (while other normal boys his age was playing sports, etc.) and considered this work of trash to be his personal Bible. IMPO, he’s endeavoring to become HITLER #2!

      • Cindy says:

        You know what’s funny? Actual nazis were actually rather subtle in their antisemitic campaigns compared to Trump.

    • Bella Bella says:

      Only now you are getting this? Seriously? It’s been blatant since he started running for office. The minute I heard “Make America Great Again” I thought, Oh, Nazi playbook.

      In Germany this man would be illegal. WHY DO OUR REPRESENTATIVES AND OUR PRESS CONTINUE TO ABIDE BY THIS SH*T????

      Am I angry we continue to let this escalate? Yes.

      • BlueSky says:

        @bella Bella I was being sarcastic. I’m a black woman and I’ve known this for decades. My point is now they are openly embracing it instead of using their usual code words.

    • (TheOG)@Jan90067 says:

      When a German publication puts you on the cover, showing you as Hitler….well…they KNOW a fascist when they see one.

  4. Christin says:

    Exhausting.

  5. Becks1 says:

    This is disgusting and terrifying.

  6. Lightpurple says:

    He is completely freaking out this morning, claiming the press is the enemy of the people, attacking Mueller, and obsessing over Lisa Page’s sex life again.

    He is trying to get those women and several journalists murdered.

    His daughter in law Lara, an evil Nagini wannabe, coached that crowd on that chant before he took the stage. Then Nagini leaked to the press that she counseled against it, which I doubt; just the snake trying to keep her phony brand.

    Lindsey Graham tweeted that Obama’s policies were “dumb” and Trump’s “much smarter” right after that rally and other Trump attacks on those women so he’s proudly waving his own racist flag.

    And when did the USA become a wholly owned subsidiary of Israel?

    • Digital Unicorn says:

      It begs the question, what new is about to drop? I know Mueller is testifying this week and is has reignited the talk that he did commit crimes trying to bury it.

    • Still_Sarah says:

      I agree with everything but the last sentence. Like any other country, Israel has conservative weirdos and then they have other more liberal people who object to the right wing policies. A jewish friend of mine lived in Israel many years ago and even she agreed that conservative jews there held way too much power relative to their actual numbers in the country.

  7. rrabbit says:

    Time to send him back. Scotland, Bavaria, wherever.

    • Jerusha says:

      Back to Hell. Or Moscow.

    • Nahema says:

      I don’t think anywhere else wants him

    • Still_Sarah says:

      But Scotland is such a nice country. And Bavaria has such great chocolate! No, no, I can’t watch while you do it.

    • Lara (the other) says:

      Please not. We are having enough problems with our own right wing party in Germany right know.
      Isn’t there a nice uninhabited rocky island somewhere, where we can send all those racists and sexists?
      They can try to build the society they want, without having an impact an everybody else. I believe they would last 10 days at the most.

    • Digital Unicorn says:

      Scotland does NOT want him back.

    • Lightpurple says:

      We could send him to Mars.

  8. The Recluse says:

    Things are going to get so much uglier unless the Fates step in.

  9. JennyJenny says:

    He knows his disciples care nothing about the Truth, that
    whatever he tells them are FACTS.

    They aren’t smart enough to read nor care to see what’s really happening; unless it’s on Fox News, of course.

    Therein lies what excites him the most, that these rubes hang on to his every word. And that is exactly what he’s banking on to get re-elected.

    • B n A fan says:

      @ Jenny, Jenny, I have to disagree with you saying “They aren’t smart enough to read nor care enough to see what’s happening; unless it’s in Fox News, of course.” IMO they are reading and they know exactly what they are saying because that’s what they believe. They believe the country is turning brown and they will not accept this. Let’s not excuse their racist behavior to say they do not understand what they are saying.

      I remember when 45 started his campaign for the presidency every GDD he was bitching about how bad this country is. Nothing was good about the country in his eyes. He went to morning joe and told him that Putin was a better leader than Obama, joe told him Putin killed journalists, 45 replied, “ we killed a lot of people too”, he said people living in poor neighborhoods were living in filth and can’t leave their homes because things were so bad. I can’t remember everything he had said but I’m sure, it’s at least 100 times he talked about the USA like a shit hold place to live. If I look it up he has said worst things about this
      country than those 4 congress women.

  10. Duke Kaboom says:

    Trump is trying to blur the lines between racism and immigration.
    If you don’t think you fit Into America then leave.
    If you don’t like how Americans do things then leave.

    Any millennial or Bernie supporter who sat on the sidelines waving their “I’d rather not vote than vote for Hillary” essentially voted for trump. Think about that.

    I don’t care if an inanimate carbon rod is running against trump in 2020 -
    Vote for it! “In rod we trust”

    • otaku fairy... says:

      The If u don’t like Murrica Then Leave argument has got to be one of the most idiotic responses to America and the president being criticized- as if leaving a country is as simple as ignoring a dumb article or post on the internet. For one thing, not everyone is in the position to be able to take their entire family to another country that quickly (or at all). But even without that issue, why should people not have the right to stay in a country, criticize it, and do their part to try to better it, no matter where they are financially? These people claim to be protectors of free speech and then say that anyone who criticizes the government should either go away or be sent away, depending on skin color. Pretty thin-skinned, on top of everything else.

  11. whatWHAT? says:

    “and pivoted to an attack in which he falsely implied that Omar has said she hated America.”

    “falsely implied”

    I AM SO DAMN TIRED OF THIS COUCHED LANGUAGE. HE LIED. LIED. LIED. LIED!!!

    The media needs to stop with this softened BS. call it what it is. A DAMNED LIE.

    • Agirlandherdog says:

      Word, the only way this is going to stop is if the media starts shoving shit in people’s faces. I was just thinking in the months leading up to the GE next year, I want to post a new fact about Trump every single day. Quoting him, pointing out times he flat out lied. Just to remind people. Problem is it’s not like a have the social media presence to make a difference that way. We need a big name to make a documentary about him to be released right before the election.

  12. Original Jenns says:

    This motherf-er has the audacity to forget that his mother is a gd immigrant, that his paternal grandfather is a gd immigrant. That 2 of his 3 wives are gd immigrants (who knows how many of his mistresses and sexual victims are immigrants), and his latest “chain migrated” her family here as well as having shady visa issues. But tell me who’s lucky to be here a$$hole.

    • Allie says:

      Apart from Native Americans (and people whose ancestors where brought as slaves) everyone is an immigrant.

  13. Lorelei says:

    He’s going to win again. I really think he is. And I’m too terrified to think about what that will mean for us.

    • Sean says:

      Wouldn’t it be a twist of irony if he wins again but the Dems regain control if the Senate while maintaining the house?

    • B n A fan says:

      I don’t believe he’s going to win again. I believe the majority of the people are decent and will not allow him to take us into his slimy sewer with his race bating and misogynistic hatefulness.

      • Christin says:

        If they will take time to vote, we’ll be OK. The polls and gaslighting that may make it seem useless to vote are my concerns.

      • Sean says:

        I wish I could believe that. However, as long as the majority are not directly inconvenienced, I think most are apathetic. His approval rating remains in the high 40s. While I’ve believed for a while that Nancy Pelosi is compromised, part of me is also wondering if she’s holding off on impeachment hearings until the election gets closer. The hearings would reveal a lot of damaging information and society has the collective memory of a goldfish. She may be waiting so the most damage will be inflicted right before the public votes. Also, it was the electoral college that got him elected in 2016. We’re headed down a dark road I fear.

      • Christin says:

        Orange and crew are using the courts to actively trying to throw out the ACA and it’s pre-existing conditions protection. This is just one of the things that have been lost in the headlines of the last two weeks.

        If the ACA removal happens before the election and people finally realize what it means for them, then maybe the apathetic ones will wake up. Another wake-up call will be gutting M-Care and social security. Those programs are undoubtedly on the checklist as the deficit rises due to the tax cuts for the wealthy.

      • megs283 says:

        Many Evangelicals and Catholics believe that it’s immoral to vote Democrat because of the abortion issue – even though the USCCB said that you don’t have to be a single-issue voter. I am Catholic, and I work for a diocese, and we are VERY sharply divided. I never would have believed that Trump could win again, but now I’m not so sure. :-( I feel like we are slowly moving toward ever larger catastrophe in 2020. Democrats better get their act together and act like a team – because they NEED to be on the same page to win.

      • Tourmaline says:

        The thing is the MAJORITY of people yes are probably decent and won’t vote for him.

        But, he doesn’t need a MAJORITY of votes. Just like he didn’t need them to win in 2016. He only needs the right mix of swing state voters to go for him and boom bam he’s won the electoral college vote again and is re-elected.

    • (TheOG)@Jan90067 says:

      What’s scary is what the NY times article came out with a few days ago: Dump can lose the popular vote by 20-50 MILLION votes, yet the *&$#! Electoral college can GIVE him the presidency again. Reading that literally caused me to throw up. I am SCARED.

    • Tiffany :) says:

      Fatalistic predictions this far ahead of the election just gives people an excuse to throw up their hands and sit on their asses and ignore their civic responsibilities.

      Generations before us have done so much more. I look to the civil rights movement, and see how those people worked and sacrificed so much.

      Right now, no one knows who is going to win. So much can happen between now and the election that can heavily impact the political landscape. It is not enough to throw up our hands this far ahead of the election. If we are scared, if we are frightened for our democracy, then we must put our time and energy where our mouth is and get involved.

  14. Sean says:

    The MAGATs I know insist he’s not racist because he posthumously pardoned Jack Johnson, dated a biracial model in the early 2000s and denounced David Duke 20 odd years ago. It’s sickening how they continue to enable him. What’s even worse are the poc who support him. I read an article about his NC rally and the pictures showed several poc were in attendance. They were interviewed and regurgitated the rhetoric per batum. Don’t they realize if he and the GOP get their way, these people won’t have a seat at the table?

    • Cindy says:

      There’s actually a lot of immigrants of color who support Trump. And there’s reasons for that:

      1. Immigration issues aside, a lot of immigrants tend to come from more conservative countries and are very religious, so they are conservatives at core.
      2. Nobody opposes immigration more than legal immigrants. They side with the racists because they are under the belief they don’t hate immigrants, they hate the illegal immigrants. The delinquents, the drug dealers, the rapists. Not the hardworking ones who got their papers done properly. The right utilizes them to show people “see? we’re not racists!” but we all know they don’t give a rat’s ass how you got your visa. You’re brown, they want you out.

      I will say this comes from my experience living in Florida, around a lot of latinos. I know a lot of latinos who fully support Trump, even his most violently anti-latino policies, because they are under the belief it’s not about them, but about “the other” immigrants. I’m not saying they are all like that either, but it’s not unheard of.

      • Mrs.Krabapple says:

        Cindy, I think you’re right. And I think the one thing the republicans are good at is dividing minorities against each other.

  15. Incredulous says:

    *Chants* EPSTEIN EPSTEIN EPSTEIN!

  16. otaku fairy... says:

    “You know what’s racist to me…when someone goes out and says the horrible things about our country, the people of our country, that are anti-Semitic, that hate everybody, that speak with scorn and hate — that, to me, is really a very dangerous thing.”
    So now he’s pretending to not know what racism even is and also playing the ‘being intolerant of racism in America is just as bad as being a racist’ card, to put himself and his supporters in the victim position. Typical and exhausting, It’s similar to the nonsense going on with that MAGA pageant girl.

    • Juls says:

      It’s also, ya know, PROJECTION. He is literally describing himself. He has literally done/said/been all of these things he says are “very dangerous” for our country. The cognitive dissonance and hypocrisy are horrifying because the MAGATS are too stupid to see it.

  17. JanetFerber says:

    Dangerous, delusional, destructive– send him back to the swamp he erupted from. Such a horrible loser and madman.

  18. Between the SDNY getting really tired of his antics, the Epstein situation, Mueller this week and the heat coming down on his oh so sickening Jared and Ivanka, I really think he is just going to get worse. (I KNOW, like that is even possible, but knowing that family they will.) And his chants and rants are truly chilling. They are dangerous. People will be hurt because of it. And this whole rhetoric reminds me of when I was a little girl living in the South and we would see those “America, love it or leave it” bumper stickers and signs. Even at about 6 years old that bothered me. I was ” Like well that’s just dumb.” Repulsed my whole family. We did our family road trip this summer, and yep those signs are still there. Said it before and will say it again if we DO lose, COME ON, at least we will have tried to stop this. Don’t stop fighting, I think we can and will beat him next time. And thanks again to all of you here!

  19. Jerusha says:

    Individual-1’s talking points and his lie about his talking points.
    https://twitter.com/aaronblake/status/1153283359558316034?s=21

  20. adastraperaspera says:

    Trump is a junk yard dog backed into the corner. He needs voters to make the election about racism, instead of his crimes and general unfitness for the presidency.

  21. Valerie says:

    First, he distanced himself from it, now he’s aligning himself with them. Typical.

  22. maryna says:

    what next?