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Tue Jul 16, 2019, 01:18 PM

GOP silence over Trump's attacks speaks clearly

By Eugene Robinson

The Washington Post

Donald Trump’s presidency is melting down into a noxious stew of racism, failure and farce. With breathtaking cynicism, the Republican Party pretends not to notice.

Trump had to know there would be outrage and uproar over his Sunday tweet admonishing four progressive members of Congress, all of them women of color, that they should stop “telling the people of the United States … how our government is to be run” and instead “go back” to the “totally broken and crime infested places from which they came.”

The president’s motives are obvious: He was proudly displaying his white-supremacist racial views, drawing a bright line between his aging white political base and the rest of the country, and clumsily trying to exacerbate tensions within the Democratic Party. But why choose now to lob this political cluster bomb? My guess is that he wanted to change the subject from Thursday’s humiliating surrender, when he had to abandon his quest to put a citizenship question on the 2020 census that would have guaranteed an undercount of Latinos.

“Trump is a Racist” does not exactly qualify as breaking news. But the silence from prominent Republicans is staggering; and telling. It amounts to collaboration — perhaps collusion is a better word — with Trump’s assault on diversity and pluralism. In the coming campaign, you will hear Republican candidates at every level claim to be color-blind and embrace all Americans regardless of race or ethnicity. Do not believe them. Their failure to speak out now tells us everything we need to know about their true feelings.

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Tue Jul 16, 2019, 01:22 PM

1. Silence?

They are defending his remarks.

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Tue Jul 16, 2019, 02:14 PM

2. Thx for posting!!

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