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Sun Feb 10, 2019, 12:12 PM

Fox News pundit argues Trump is too ignorant to make racist taunt about Native American genocide

Now there's a defense.

https://thinkprogress.org/fox-news-pundit-says-trumps-too-ignorant-to-make-racist-trail-of-tears-taunt-48ec6c1a3da1/

Fox News pundit argues Trump is too ignorant to make racist taunt about Native American genocide
“See you on the campaign TRAIL, Liz!”
Patrick Smith
Feb 10, 2019, 10:35 am

Saturday evening, President Donald Trump added to his long history of racist taunts while taking another shot at potential 2020 rival Elizabeth Warren.

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Trump has referred to Warren as “Pocahontas” for years, but this time he decided to throw in a mocking reference to the Trail of Tears, where thousands of Native Americans died while being forced by the U.S. government to relocate.

Swift condemnation followed Trump’s casual reference to Native American genocide, but Fox News’ Brit Hume suggested a convenient excuse for the president: he’s just too ignorant of history to really know what he was doing.


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So it would seem that, yes, Trump knew exactly what he was doing by tweeting “See you on the campaign TRAIL, Liz.”

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Sun Feb 10, 2019, 12:22 PM

1. Here's a reason why that's BS: Trump chose to relocate an Andrew Jackson portrait to the Oval Office

If Trump knows enough about Andrew Jackson to have a preference for his portrait, then he knows about the Trail of Tears. It is central to any biographical blurb about Jackson.

Unless you are going to argue that Trump chose that portrait on looks alone because he finds Jackson particularly handsome, or that Trump likes him solely because he recognizes him from the $20 bill, then you must admit Trump knows *something* about Jackson. And if he knows *something*, he knows about the Trail of Tears.

This line of excuse is just more gas-lighting from Trumpland. As usual.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Sun Feb 10, 2019, 12:25 PM

2. That doesn't stop him from repeating what someone else is feeding him.

And, it's probably your own network he's parroting, Mr. Hume. It's either you folks or Stephen Miller.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Sun Feb 10, 2019, 12:39 PM

3. Trump has been badmouthing Indians since his casino days

He sounds like the most racist of the whites out West. They feel entitled to mock, belittle and complain about Native Americans' "special rights," ie. fishing and gambling.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Sun Feb 10, 2019, 01:08 PM

4. Britt Hume, he's not exactly the father figure. Look it up!!! Fuck him!!!

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Sun Feb 10, 2019, 01:11 PM

5. Trump plays dumb as soon as he does something evil.

That's a sign of a very smart and manipulative person.

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