Trump’s latest racist tweets against four women of color in the House of Representatives are just the latest of many such tweets, or statements, in which he makes derogatory comments about non-white immigrants. 

In the past, he has said: He doesn’t want immigrants from “s---hole countries” like Haiti and those in Africa; that Mexico is sending us their “criminals,” “drug dealers,” and “rapists”; the migrants coming from Haiti all have AIDS; Nigerians will never go “back to their huts” once they see America; etc. Trump’s tweets are, as usual, full of lies and misrepresentations. He told the women to go back to where they came from. Three of the four were born in the US and the other woman is a naturalized citizen. He said they are trying to tell us how to run our government. 

They were all duly elected to Congress, which makes it their job to take part in running our government. He said they are complaining about our country so they should leave. Trump complains about our country on a nearly daily basis, but apparently doesn’t think he should leave. The House of Representatives passed a resolution condemning Trump’s racist tweets — a mild rebuke of the President. Yet, our representative, Jaime Herrera Beutler voted against the resolution. She told the Columbian newspaper that she believes Trump was wrong to tweet those comments, but she voted against the resolution because “it further contributes to our country’s racial division.” Wrong! 

What further contributes to our country’s racial division is watching our Congress split along party lines when it comes to denouncing racism from our President. What would help heal some of the racial division in this country is if we saw our Congress stand together and condemn Trump’s behavior! He needs to hear loudly and clearly that his behavior is not acceptable — and not just from Democrats and very few Republicans. I believe Jaime Herrera Beutler when she says she does not agree with Trump on his assessment of non-white immigrants (her own father is of Mexican heritage), but she needs to get off the fence and take a strong stand that makes this clear to Trump.

 

Susan Miller

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CHS

I totally agree! Why are so many people still supporting Trump?! I believe he could be an admitted child molester, and people would still say, "but how bout that economy?" Pull your heads out of the sand people!

D Y

Please explain in plain english how "...Why don't they go back and help fix the totally broken and crime infested places from which they came..." is racist? It is obviously a stupid, ignorant statement, but come on. At least be factually correct. He's not a racist because people say he is. He could be, but the onus is on the accuser, not the accused to prove so. Calling THIS tweet racist, is as usual, a stretch by those who need to stretch to make things outrageous. More of the same, is going to get him reelected. The miscalculation, or inability of the left to control the extremists within, is going to force people to vote for him, or someone that believes everything the left has come to represent...heroin addicts pooping on streets, illegal immigrants raping handicapped women, journalists being assaulted, hatred of any form of law enforcement, punishing people because they are white, taxing ourselves into oblivion, etc. Apparently you don't or can't understand that there is viable middle ground. But the left has *demonstrated* that to vote for them, is to vote for everything I described above. It's not a hard decision, even for people who personally cannot stand Trump. Some of you may have hatred of Trump as your single issue for a vote. News flash, not everyone has that as their single issue.

SMH

The author of the letter clearly states that Trump has a long history of making racist remarks, and she cites a few. You are choosing to focus on this one tweet, which for some reason you do not find objectionable. He is not a racist simply because people say he is; he presents himself as a racist by the things he says/tweets about people of color and white supremacists. I wonder what kinds of statements you would find racist?

enduringfreedom

Here's the problem. "Punishing people because they are white," isn't something that Democrats do. With that as your filter, it's clear that you're not going to recognize the President's racism.

1Skeptic2

The accusation of “Racism!” is becoming meaningless. Like the Aesop Fable of “The Little Boy Who Cried ‘Wolf!’” or car alarms that go off incessantly. Any criticism, no matter how well deserved of any person “of color” is dubbed “racism” whether it is or not. It’s getting kinda old. Why isn’t the constant opprobrium directed at Trump deemed "racist" since he's Caucasian, or “sexist” since he's male? Is goose sauce different than gander sauce?

Cowlitzfisherman

Don't known where you are coming from! Your statement: "What further contributes to our country’s racial division is watching our Congress split along party lines when it comes to denouncing racism from our President. What would help heal some of the racial division in this country is if we saw our Congress stand together and condemn Trump’s behavior!" Where in the world is your raciest logic coming from? When you want to call people racialists, you must first look at the cause of where and how it has all stared. You need to look no further then your demarcate parties who are in "Congress" who were also publicly elected by "the people". This is America period! Why does "Congress" now have to have a "special" group who call themselves the "Black Caucus"? Isn't that raciest? Do you see a group in "Congress" that's called the "White Caucus" group? Hummmm…. If history serves my memory right, history also showed that a KKK Head Master was also a demarcate party member who also became a congressmen. Congress needs to stand in front of the mirror and then judge them self first instead of trying to say that Trump is a raciest because of his remarks to a bunch of wackiest who claim that they represent America and our beliefs!

D Y

Do any of you actually know what a fact is anymore? It has become pathetically clear that if one doesn't express hatred for Trump, they are somehow evil. Facts don't support your emotional arguments. You COULD take the high ground, and use fact, but instead it comes across as wailing. Not making mountains out of molehills, but making tsunamis out of hurricanes. Lets try an exercise in fact: "He doesn’t want immigrants from “s---hole countries” like Haiti and those in Africa; that Mexico is sending us their “criminals,” “drug dealers,” and “rapists”; the migrants coming from Haiti all have AIDS; Nigerians will never go “back to their huts” once they see America; etc." There is not a single racist statement in there. You are seeing what you want to see, or what you are being told to see. Stick to facts. But you can't. Again. Stupid? Idiotic? Xenophobic? Perhaps. Racist? No. It's not racist to call an entire country garbage because you don't like their politics, status, whatever. It's not nice, BUT IT'S NOT RACIST. "which for some reason you do not find objectionable" I did not say this. This is why some call the MSM fake news...you are twisting my words and intent to suit what you think is my motive. This is a problem the left has: trying to tell others what they are thinking, instead of listening. "Punishing people because they are white," isn't something that Democrats do." We should be profiling, monitoring, and creating policies to fight the radicalization of white men. -Ilhan Omar By questioning what’s happening you automatically get lumped into this right-wing hate group. -Brett Weinstein, self avowed liberal professor at Evergreen accused of being racist for not accepting being excluded from campus for the day, for being white. We must confront the dark history of slavery and government-sanctioned discrimination in this country that has had many consequences including undermining the ability of Black families to build wealth in America for generations -Elizabeth Warren (right, the one that lied about being Native American to get jobs and presumably the money from those jobs) Those are facts that support my assertion that the left represents a party of hate, particularly towards whites, but more abstractly, anyone that doesn't believe any random tangent a particular leftist/democrat takes. If you aren't inclusive of anyone, including illegal immigrants that rape wheelchair bound women, you are a racist. Just for citing the immigration status, you are a racist. If you read any of this, and instantly short circuited to: he's a racist...bigot...xenophobe, you prove my point, and you see why Trump will be elected. Because people that disagree with those that hate this Country (without much of a stretch, pretty much every Democrat Presidential hopeful at this point) are not going to vote for them. The extremism on the left has given people a choice...vote for someone they don't like as a person, or those that have contempt for them as citizens.

Citizen1956

Thanks for providing my laugh for the day~ it is amusing yet more than a bit unsettling how someone can be so self-unaware. You appear to be saying you want only facts and then present a blizzard of non-facts and unsupported and un-cited quotes which may or may not be factual quotes but are most certainly taken out of context. I wonder what you might define as racist--maybe Trump properties discriminating against black families? Maybe not....but the Justice Department certainly thought so.(https://www.clearinghouse.net/chDocs/public/FH-NY-0024-0034.pdf)? Probably makes them haters too, right? Trump didn't call Norway or any other predominantly white country "shithole"...but oh wait, he called Baltimore rat-infested because he wanted to obscure the fact that Elijah Cummings was presenting subpoenas to members of his family...for-- wait for it-- misuse of emails! LOCK THEM UP! Right...oh no--maybe that is hate speech....but where have I heard that before...hmmm... let me think. By the way-- his son-in-law Jarrod owns some of those rat-infested shitholes. Ooops. Where on earth do you think that saying "Because people that disagree with those that hate this Country (without much of a stretch, pretty much every Democrat Presidential hopeful at this point) is fact-based? Do veterans like Tulsi Gabbard and Pete Buttigieg? Joe Biden hates America? Yup-- there you go, a fact-based argument if I ever heard one....I didn't "short circuit" (whatever that means-- kinda weird, almost foreign phrasing) to racist, bigot, xenophobe...I read through your whole email wondering how someone with such garbled thinking manages. You have my sympathy.


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