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Sun Oct 28, 2018, 03:07 PM

Trump's Caravan Hysteria Led to This

https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2018/10/caravan-lie-sparked-massacre-american-jews/574213/
Trump’s Caravan Hysteria Led to This
The president and his supporters insisted that several thousand Honduran migrants were a looming menace—and the Pittsburgh gunman took that seriously.

ADAM SERWER
3:23 PM ET

On Tuesday, October 16, President Trump started tweeting.

“The United States has strongly informed the President of Honduras that if the large Caravan of people heading to the U.S. is not stopped and brought back to Honduras, no more money or aid will be given to Honduras, effective immediately!”

"We have today informed the countries of Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador that if they allow their citizens, or others, to journey through their borders and up to the United States, with the intention of entering our country illegally, all payments made to them will STOP (END)!,"


Vice President Mike Pence also tweeted:

"Spoke to President Hernandez of Honduras about the migrant caravan heading to the U.S. Delivered strong message from @POTUS: no more aid if caravan is not stopped. Told him U.S. will not tolerate this blatant disregard for our border & sovereignty,"

The apparent impetus for this outrage was segment on Fox News that morning, which detailed a migrant caravan thousands of miles away in Honduras. That caravan began sometime in mid-October, made up of refugees fleeing violence in their home country. Over the next few weeks, Trump would do his best to turn the caravan into a national emergency. Trump falsely told his supporters that there were “criminals and unknown middle easterners” in the caravan, a claim that had no basis in fact, which was meant to imply that terrorists were hiding in the caravan—one falsehood placed upon another. Defense Secretary James Mattis ordered more troops to the border. A Fox News host took it upon herself to ask Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen whether there was “any scenario under which if people force their way across the border they could be shot at,” to which Nielsen responded, “we do not have any intention right now to shoot at people.”

Pence told Fox News on Friday that “What the president of Honduras told me is that the caravan was organized by leftist organizations, political activists within Honduras, and he said it was being funded by outside groups, and even from Venezuela … So the American people, I think, see through this—they understand this is not a spontaneous caravan of vulnerable people.”

https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2018/10/caravan-lie-sparked-massacre-american-jews/574213/


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Response to .99center (Original post)

Sun Oct 28, 2018, 03:27 PM

1. If it not one thing it another.

Their is only one reason .....
It is Trump,s heart full of hate
and evil .

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Sun Oct 28, 2018, 03:36 PM

2. YES!

I've been saying this since it came out that the Synagogue killer said the caravan is why he committed his crimes.

Caravans come towards the US several times a year, no one takes notice because they are really news. It was Trump and Trump alone that decided that this caravan was special and he was going to make it his primary election issue these last couple weeks. Without that, the killer would never have even heard of caravans of refugees.

And more than that, Trump also spread the Neo Nazi propaganda that this was being funded by George Soros and other jewish bankers who planted Middle East Terrorists in the caravan to attack the US. This piece of propaganda pushed by Trump and other Republicans is exactly why this madman murdered 11 people yesterday at a place of worship.

Without Trump, this massacre never happens. That needs to be repeated.

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Sun Oct 28, 2018, 03:37 PM

3. K&R, I pray people hole the line on false equivalencies of the KGOP

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Sun Oct 28, 2018, 03:44 PM

4. Thank you, Adam Serwer.

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Response to .99center (Original post)

Sun Oct 28, 2018, 04:40 PM

5. Lies and demagoguery by Trump and Faux News

Led directly to tje massacre.

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