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Mon Jul 15, 2019, 07:48 PM

Trumpism is built on racism

President Trump is a racist. This is the most important issue in the 2020 presidential campaign. Everything else is secondary. If that wasn't clear before, it should be now.

Trump over the weekend pushed a series of tweets calling on a group of rookie Democrats in Congress, all of them women of color, to "go back" to where they came from rather than criticize the government he leads. His outburst was nonsensical, of course all four women are U.S. citizens, and three were born in the United States but also telling. No matter the facts, Trump casts people of color as not-quite-American. His white critics never seem to get the same treatment. That's not a coincidence.


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Trump's appeal to racism and racists has always been the most important element of his public identity. There are times when it seems like his xenophobic politics are losing their power to shock. But there are also times and in his recent statements, we have a prime example when the president offers a fresh reminder to Americans that his outlook is fundamentally toxic, and it is necessary that his term of office be brought to an end as soon as possible.

This is not just a cosmetic political issue. Many of Trump's worst policies are arguably race-related: His administration's bids to undo the Affordable Care Act and scuttle the joint agreement halting Iran's progress toward a nuclear weapon do not stem from any real ideological motivation on his part instead, he seems motivated primarily to undo the most notable policy achievements of his predecessor. Former President Barack Obama, of course, was another black politician whose citizenship was called into question by Trump. Again: That is probably not a coincidence.

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/opinion/trumpism-is-built-on-racism/ar-AAElMi7?li=BBnb7Kz

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Mon Jul 15, 2019, 07:52 PM

1. Trump is a racist

as well as a cruel, incompetent crooked asshole.

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Mon Jul 15, 2019, 09:17 PM

2. OH NOES! say it isn't so!

duh.

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