Finally the Dam has broken. There are those Dems and other Trump detractors calling out the republican President Donald Trump’s nakedness where his true character is in full display. This means that he’s being appropriately portrayed for what he is, a trafficker of hate speech against immigrants of color, the Muslin community and our Black brothers and sisters to where he has contributed to a toxic environment resulting in a significant increase in hate crimes being committed against minorities across the board, ever since he moved into the White House in January 2017.
On the 7th of August 2019, the Democratic Party presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke of El Paso, TX at a gathering of fellow mourners, called out President Trump for being a White Supremacist. This was during the same time frame when the president was supposed to be visiting El Paso, TX after having already touched down in Dayton, Ohio.
At a time when both communities have been grieving from 2 mass shooting events on August 3rd and 4th. and when the president should be providing comfort, he has been tweeting away, attacking his latest list of bogeymen.
Other Democratic Party presidential candidates VP Joe Biden and Senator Cory Booker were equally brutal in calling out President Trump and his fellow GOP cronies for their racist rhetoric intended to motivate their GOP voters to help the president squeak out an electoral college map victory in 2020.
The red line couldn’t be more clear. At the very least, those who continue to support President Trump and the current Trumpian Republican Party are condoning racism with the associated fall-out and divisions in our country.
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As per the 8/7/2019 NY Post report, “Trump pans Biden speech as ‘Sooo Boring!’ between visits with shooting victims” by Mark Moore:
Trump tuned in to Joe Biden’s speech in Iowa on Wednesday (8/7/2019) afternoon as he traveled between mass shooting sites in Dayton, Ohio, and El Paso, Texas, panning the Democratic frontrunner’s remarks as “Sooo Boring!”
“Watching Sleepy Joe Biden making a speech. Sooo Boring! The LameStream Media will die in the ratings and clicks with this guy,” he tweeted from aboard Air Force One.”
“It’ll be over for them, not to mention the fact that our Country will do poorly with him. It’ll be one big crash, but at least China will be happy!”
“Biden, in his speech in Burlington, Iowa, accused Trump of “fueling a literal carnage” in American because of his controversial comments about immigrants.”
On August 7, 2019, Jenifer Rubin of the Washington Post penned the following op-ed piece, “Joe Biden’s speech in Iowa puts Trump to shame”
“President Trump visits El Paso and Dayton, Ohio, but cannot make a big speech in an open venue for fear of being booed. (In Dayton, he made himself invisible, meeting behind closed doors with family and medical staff, making no public appearance or comment.) He creates division and anger at a time when the country would normally look to the president. The contrast between the bitter, little man who occupies the White House, attacking Beto O’Rourke on Twitter and insisting before taking off Wednesday morning against all evidence that his rhetoric brings us together, and former vice president Joe Biden, who chose to deliver a big, important speech Wednesday (8/7/2019) in Iowa could not have been more stark.”
“Biden began by stating what too many Republicans, embarrassed by this president but shamefully still backing him, refuse to admit: “The words of a president matter,” Biden said. “They can move markets. They can send our brave men and women to war. They can bring peace. They can calm a nation in turmoil. They can console and confront and comfort in times of tragedy … They can appeal to the better angels of our nature. But they can also unleash the deepest, darkest forces in this nation.” His tone varied from defiant to sorrowful, he emphatically blasted out each phrase. The language was plain and direct, but the call to recall our founding principles was profound and stirring.
“The notion that Trump is “fine” except for all those tweets and comments is a dangerous fiction used by squeamish Republicans to avoid confronting him. Biden recounted the parade of Trump horribles — from Charlottesville (“very fine people on both sides”) to raising fear of a refugee “invasion” to calling Baltimore a “disgusting, rat-infected and rodent mess” that “no human being” would choose to live in.”
“Biden reminded us that at a rally in Florida, after Trump asked the crowd how to stop immigrants, someone in the audience said “shoot them.” Trump smiled and took it as a joke. Biden argued that it “is not far at all” from Trumpian comments to the alleged El Paso murderer’s diatribe that “this attack is in response to the Hispanic invasion of Texas,” just as his praise to “very fine” neo-Nazis chanting “you will not replace us” is not far at all from the words of the mass murderer at the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh, who said Jews “were committing genocide to his people.”
“Biden flat out accused Trump of fanning white nationalism and mocked his “low-energy, vacant-eyed mouthing of the words written for him condemning white supremacists this week.” Biden noted that white supremacists themselves praise Trump during a time the number of hate groups and white nationalist shooters surges.”
“Biden did accuse Trump of pouring fuel on the fire, retweeting white nationalist messages and cutting funding to fight domestic, white nationalist terrorism. He said Trump’s invoking of mental health as the issue was “a dodge” — as he reminded everyone of his authorship of the assault-weapons ban in the 1990s. “We will do it again,” he said to cheers. He also insisted that we make “the same commitment as a nation to root out domestic terrorism as we have to stopping international terrorism.”
“He said. “Indeed we have a president with a toxic tongue who has publicly and un-apologetically embraced a political strategy of hate, racism and division.”
“Biden then called on the country to take up the challenge and do what Trump can’t. “Stand together. Stand against hate. … Treating everyone with respect. Giving everyone a fair shot. Leaving nobody behind. Giving hate no safe harbor.”
As per another 8/7/2019 Jennifer Rubin op-ed piece, Cory Booker’s speech delivered from Mother Emanuel church in Charleston, South Carolina, where, four years ago, white supremacist Dylann Roof fatally shot nine people at a Bible study class. (Roof was found guilty of murder and has been sentenced to death.) Booker delivered a speech addressing white nationalism and gun violence in sweeping, often poetic terms.
See: Hispanic invasion’: A white nationalist version of Texas that never existed
See: The Post’s View: Beware the rabbit hole of radicalization
See: George F. Will: Trump doesn’t just pollute the social environment with hate. He is the environment
This is normally the time when an astute presidential operator will start to play The Dignity and Patrician card for all they are worth.
I guess maturity was never something the current incumbent of the Whitehouse ever had to learn
Gronda, the president’s racism and xenophobia on top of his reckless, bullying and untruthful modus operandi, must be issue one. He has defamed the office he holds. I have grown tired of asking Republican Senators these three questions:
– what will it take to condemn this president?
– what will you have to defend next week and the week after that?
– is this the person you want to spend your dear reputation on?
An increasing number of Republicans are speaking out and should be encouraged:
– GOP Congressman Justin Amash became an Independent after reading the Mueller report and saying the president should be impeached.
– The lone Black GOP Congressman Will Hurd was one of the four who condemned Trump in the House vote and has said he is not running again; I believe two of the other three, who are women said the same thing.
– You wrote about Nebraska State Senator John McCollister condemning the GOP for promoting white supremacy. He received a memo from the State GOP asking him to change parties
– Presidential candidate Carly Fiorina decried Trump’s racist remarks and his lack of character on the BBC News
– Judge Elsa Alcala decided to leave the GOP after Trump’s latest racist remarks saying “At his core, his ideology is racism. To me, nothing positive about him could absolve him of his rotten core.”
These stories need to be circulated and the voices complimented. I also called the Nebraska GOP and shared my frustration with them. McCollister showed courage.
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