There’s no question about former president Donald Trump’s use of inflammatory and racist rhetoric. Some of it comes in dog whistles but most are very direct and blatant. Following in his father’s footsteps along with those of his closest associates throughout his career, the former president is no better than a Klan leader like David Duke.
From the earliest days of his 2016 campaign when he referred to “Mexicans” (meaning all Latino immigrants coming to the US via the Southern Border) as rapists and murderers, to calling Black Lives Matter protesters (meaning Black people) as thugs, he’s now calling his opponents “vermin” invoking very Hitler-like speech.
Remember when he wanted to shoot civil rights protesters? I do.
Let’s be clear. When he does this, he’s not just referring to his opponents in power. He’s talking about anyone who doesn’t support him or his agenda. Former president Trump is no stranger to inflammatory and racist rhetoric. He’s been using it his whole life. While many of his supporters try to argue that he’s not racist, anyone with a critical thought knows he absolutely is.
When it comes to white voters and the racist “white replacement” conspiracy theories that are based on blatant anti-Semitism, they support him because he’s against anything not white, straight, Christian, and male. In other words, he hates all non-white people (and women) as he made abundantly clear in his “shithole countries” statement while asking why we don’t have more white Europeans coming to the United States.
This is the whole basis for his saying he wants to conduct an immigration crackdown rounding up people and holding them in large camps to await deportation. Of course, he intends to fill his cabinet with the same racists and bigots (such as Stephen Miller) that he had during his last term as president. In other words, he plans to finish what he failed to do before voters elected President Joe Biden and relegated him to Mar-A-Lago in Florida.
His goal is payback and we’re all his and his supporters’ targets.
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