And what, you actually believe this form of rhetoric promotes and makes America “great” again…???

..And what, you actually believe this form of rhetoric promotes and makes America “great” again…???

Trump isn’t bothering to disguise his racism, declares himself world president of white people

 

Mark Sumner  ……Daily Kos Staff………2018/07/13 · 08:38

Most of the attention directed at Donald Trump’s hateful interview with British tabloid The Sun has been directed at how he back-stabbed UK Prime Minister Theresa May even as the two were chatting together in London. But there’s a portion of the interview that’s even more frightening than Trump’s eagerness to disrupt an allied government and weaken alliances going back decades.

Trump: I think what has happened to Europe is a shame. Allowing the immigration to take place in Europe is a shame. I think it changed the fabric of Europe and, unless you act very quickly, it’s never going to be what it was and I don’t mean that in a positive way.

So I think allowing millions and millions of people to come into Europe is very, very sad. I think you are losing your culture. Look around. You go through certain areas that didn’t exist ten or 15 years ago.

What’s not in Trump’s statement about immigration is important: The word “illegal.” Trump isn’t bemoaning the idea of of illegal immigrants swarming across some European border. He’s attacking immigrants, pure and simple. Trump’s words here aren’t just shocking, they’re a direct lift from neo-Nazi white supremacist propaganda that paints migrants as “invaders” and white culture as under attack. The only thing that separates Donald Trump’s policies from an open declaration of white supremacy, is using the word “Europe” rather than “white.” And that is a very, very thin reed.

Trump’s statements to The Sun only build on the rhetoric he used in describing immigration within the United States. As NBC News reported last month, Trump on multiple occasions used the word “infest” in describing immigrants coming into the United States. If it seems very, very similar to these warnings from the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, that’s because it is.

In order to make Jewish persecution publicly palatable, Nazi propagandists branded Jews as a biological threat to Germany. Government-sponsored racist propaganda was widely distributed denouncing Jews as “alien,” and “parasitic,” and responsible for Germany’s cultural, political, and economic “degeneration.”

Trump’s painting of immigrants as an “infestation” that is causing the loss of European culture and driving up crime isn’t even an echo. It’s just a repeat. A do-over of the worst moment in human history.

In the same interview, Trump insists that London Mayor Sadiq Khan is responsible for “spiraling crime” and terrorism because he allows too much immigration into London. Trump doesn’t explain how a mayor who has nothing to do with immigration is allowing too much immigration. He just knows that Khan is Muslim, and therefore suspect.

 

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