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The So-Called President Is Tweeting To Make Nazis Happy

...and it's working.
The So-Called President Is Tweeting To Make Nazis Happy
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Never again, Donald.

The Anti-Defamation League of B'nai Brith, whose mission is to "stop the defamation of the Jewish people, and to secure justice and fair treatment to all," is documenting the neo-Nazi response to Trump's latest tweets. It's not surprising that Trump is scoring big points with American Nazis:

Mr. Trump’s inference that four U.S. Representatives who are women of color – Ilhan Omar (D-MN), Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) and Ayana Pressley (D-MA) – are not U.S. citizens, and that they should “go back” to their “original” countries, was echoed and applauded online by a raft of racist extremists.

Neo-Nazi Andrew Anglin was apparently thrilled by the tweets, posting on his popular Daily Stormer website: “Man, President Trump’s Twitter account has been pure fire lately. This might be the funniest thing he’s ever tweeted. This is the kind of WHITE NATIONALISM we elected him for. And we’re obviously seeing it only because there’s another election coming up. But I’ll tell you, even knowing that, it still feels so good.”

Anglin also emphasized the political implications of Mr. Trump telling people of color to “go back” to their countries: “This is what elected Trump and this is what will always be the best way for him to gain support,” and underscored the importance of these comments being directed at U.S. citizens, particularly Rep. Pressley, who was born in Cincinnati: “So this is not some half-assed anti-immigrant white nationalism. Trump is literally telling American blacks to go back to Africa.”

These are the activists with whom the modern Republican party now allies themselves. Ask the next Republican Congressman you meet for a comment.


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