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Wed Aug 14, 2019, 05:45 PM

14. Don't tell me Trump's words don't matter

By Jennifer Rubin
Opinion writer
August 14 at 11:51 AM

President Trump’s apologists express outrage when his affirmation of white supremacist themes (e.g. “an invasion”) is linked to mass shootings by white supremacists. (Try to imagine them taking that position if President Barack Obama had echoed radical Islamist themes.) Trump’s defenders and that gaggle of conservatives who attack Trump critics go so far as to claim it is Trump’s critics who provoke racism because they accuse Trumpers of racism, or something like that. Frankly, it’s basically: “Blah, blah, blah ... Don’t accuse Trump of racism when he demonizes black and brown people. ... Blah, blah, blah.”

Evidence doesn’t matter that much to the legions of Trump cultists, but the rest of us should note just how intimately Trump’s words are linked to violence ...

The Post reported: “Like the suspect accused of killing 11 Jewish synagogue-goers in Pittsburgh last October, the suspected mosque shooter in New Zealand allegedly drew inspiration from the rise of white nationalism in America. The 74-page manifesto posted online hailed Trump as a symbol ‘of renewed white identity and common purpose’” ...

... this is a new phenomenon. “ABC News could not find a single criminal case filed in federal or state court where an act of violence or threat was made in the name of President Barack Obama or President George W. Bush” ...

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2019/08/14/dont-tell-me-trumps-words-dont-matter/

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