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Tue Aug 6, 2019, 05:04 AM

This is the @RealdonaldTrump-NOT #TelepromterTrump: Trump Feeds on Hatred. Four Members of Congres

Trump has been telling us who he is...............

Trump Feeds on Hatred. Four Members of Congress Clap Back.

https://prospect.org/article/trump-feeds-on-hatred-four-members-congress-clap-back #TeleprompterTrump is #Fake #GunControlNow #ElPasoTerroristAttack #DaytonNotToledo

Gabrielle Gurley July 19, 2019

The president stokes race-baiting and potentially worse in service of his re-election campaign. Democrats must continue to call out these distractions and his epic failure to address the real concerns of average Americans.

On Tuesday, July 16, 2019, the United States House of Representatives voted along party lines to condemn President Donald Trump for his racist tweets that urged four members of Congress—Representatives Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York, Ilhan Omar of Minnesota, Ayanna Pressley of Massachusetts, and Rashida Tlaib of Michigan—to go back to where they came from.

This historic vote is a turning point (there have been only four similar congressional votes outside of impeachment) but one that, for the moment, offers little vindication for Democrats. The United States has entered a dangerous new period of instability conjured up by the president and his far-right wing enablers. The pernicious narratives that Trump constructs when a black, brown, or beige person is so bold as to exercise his or her First Amendment rights provides the fuel for campaign rallies like the one Trump held in Greenville, North Carolina, the day after the vote.

The problem with all the “incendiary rhetoric” coming from the White House that Senator Mitch McConnell, bless his heart, belatedly wants to tamp down is that it is designed to wind up Trump supporters to new heights of fury against progressive Democrats. Absent that, Trump and his handlers have apparently concluded, his base won’t turn out in sufficient numbers to get him re-elected. And if that rhetoric sparks outbreaks of violence, well, that might get even more of his supporters to the polls.

Nearly three years ago, I wrote that Trump’s election could stoke civil unrest. With Charlottesville in the rear-view mirror, what seemed ominous then, seems more unnerving in this centennial of the Red Summer of 1919. On July 19, 1919, a race riot erupted in Washington, D.C., that lasted four days. Shortly afterward, in Chicago, an even deadlier riot took place, unleashing the one of the country’s worst periods of racial violence. All told, dozens of riots occurred across the country that year—acts of violence perpetrated by white mobs against African Americans that included lynchings and men burned alive at the stake. Hundreds were killed or wounded.

It’s not difficult to see how the Radio Rwanda that the White House has become could itself be the catalyst for mayhem. In Greenville, the president described Democrats as “violent” and “vicious” and had a crowd of 8,000 chanting “send her back” as he directly attacked Omar, the Minneapolis congresswoman who came to America as a child when her family was forced to flee war-torn Somalia. “This is how history’s worst episodes begin,” Representative Justin Amash, a Michigan independent who recently left the Republican Party, tweeted Thursday. “We must not allow this man to take us to such a place.”

America’s vaunted exceptionalism—the idea that this country has a special destiny that is unique among the nations of the world, frays at the edges when it comes to matters of race, religion, and national origin. Trump has transformed the characteristics that should be sources of strength in a diverse country into a foundation for attacks. The strategy that Trump has wielded since his rise to power is the ancient weapon of divide and conquer, a tool that is easier to tote from white-power rally to white-power rally than a health care program with actual components other than its gonna be great.

Just seven months away from the first votes of 2020, the White House and a merry band of white nationalists are hell-bent on stirring up aggrieved whites who do not want to concede or even consider that their president has failed to provide them with new health care coverage of any type or retrieve long gone jobs from distant lands—and that somehow, Democrats and four members of Congress are to blame for his failures. Over the coming months, the crowds who will come to Trump’s rallies will celebrate him for allowing them to luxuriate in one of the most valuable commodities that they possess: their whiteness. .............................................

Representatives Ayanna Pressley, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ilhan Omar, and Rashida Tlaib conduct speak at a news conference at the Capitol.

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Reply This is the @RealdonaldTrump-NOT #TelepromterTrump: Trump Feeds on Hatred. Four Members of Congres (Original post)
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True Blue American Aug 6 #1
riversedge Aug 6 #2
True Blue American Aug 6 #3
Scarsdale Aug 6 #4
Laura PourMeADrink Aug 6 #5

Response to riversedge (Original post)

Tue Aug 6, 2019, 05:20 AM

1. The Trump campaign

Has posted 2000 hate messages on Facebook. They need to be shut down by law enforcement.

Any one heard a peep out of Bill Barr lately?

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Response to True Blue American (Reply #1)

Tue Aug 6, 2019, 05:23 AM

2. I do not know who has the authority (if anyone) to take the Trump ads down. And

no, Barr has been off the radar as far as I know. Up to no good in the dark!!

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Response to riversedge (Reply #2)

Tue Aug 6, 2019, 05:32 AM

3. I thought Barr was the head of our Law Enforcement.

His fat A** should be first in line to stop the hate rhetoric. This is one time he is in feces up to his eye balls by jumping in with Trump!

Sorry, my language seems to be deteriorating by the day.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Tue Aug 6, 2019, 06:53 AM

4. Cities where tRump rallies

are planned should demand payment "up front" Seems that they skip out on paying the bills for extra protection, leaving taxpayers to pay for their hate rally. El Paso has not been paid, now they will have even more debt to pay relating to tRump hate fests. Pence has done the same thing, holds fund raisers, then leaves the town with the security bills. So, in effect We the People pay for the spreading of racism and hate by this pretender of a president. I wonder how much these attendees are paid to stoke up their racism at the rallies?

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Response to Scarsdale (Reply #4)

Tue Aug 6, 2019, 07:49 AM

5. Yes! And what's amazing - the elephant in the room

that the media is silent about, is that you can't ask him questions anymore. Any other administration would be fretting.."OMG what are we going to say about not paying bills when they ask us in a press conference???"

#1 reason trump gets away with stuff. He never has to explain. Our candidate needs to be keeping a list of all this...but fear no one is.

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