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Trump Condemns Racism Following Years of Anti-Immigrant Rhetoric

President Trump condemned white nationalism today in the wake of the mass shooting in El Paso — but his consistent messaging on immigration as an “invasion” was echoed in the gunman’s manifesto.

Trump's Shocking Rhetoric on Immigration

President Trump has condemned white nationalism days after a mass shooting in El Paso, Texas left at least 22 dead. A manifesto written by the gunman railed against the “Hispanic invasion of Texas” — language that echoes that of the president. He saw the presence of people of Latin American descent in Texas as an “invasion,” even though the presence of such people predates the existence of the state of Texas. The president himself gave a speech announcing that “in one voice, our nation must condemn racism, bigotry, and white supremacy. These sinister ideologies must be defeated.” On Twitter, however, the president’s immediate instinct was less to defeat white nationalism than to concede to it, by urging Democrats to pass his unpopular, restrictionist immigration agenda in exchange for implementing popular gun-control policies.

Leading conservative outlets have openly condemned white nationalism. In a deeply polarized age, it will fall to those on the right to lead their cohorts away from the right-wing ethno-nationalism that has captured the imagination of the party’s intellectuals, and its rank and file. Underlying political factors that have led to this moment remain unaltered, and unless they change, these condemnations will not be sufficient to move the Republican Party and the conservative movement from its current course.

As Americans were preparing to vote in the 2018 midterm elections, a white supremacist walked into a synagogue in Pittsburgh and slaughtered a dozen people. A Trump hater, the shooter nevertheless echoed the centerpiece of the president’s midterm campaign, an obsession with an “invasion” of Central American migrants that would destroy America by rendering it less white. The shooter held Jews responsible for this act of “genocide,” and so believed he was justified in killing as many Jews as possible. President Trump will not change who he has always been. And as long as the Republican Party and the conservative media are committed to defending him, their attempts to join their fellow Americans in eradicating the scourge of white nationalism won’t be realized.

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08/05/2019 10:08 PMupdated: 08/06/2019 1:03 PM
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  • Eladio E.
    09/01/2019 01:23

    Es un engendro de Satanás

  • Julio C.
    08/31/2019 14:49

    Shut up

  • Carlos N.
    08/31/2019 09:42

    This clown is playing to be bipolar now? He don't remember his prior speeches?

  • Raul G.
    08/31/2019 03:50

    Pues vete ke tu tambien eres emigrante alos estados unidos o porque tu padre se arrodillo pidiendo acilo politico paraque no fuera deportado okieres influencias las tengo y cuando ablo ablo con los pelos en la mano asike cuando tu kieras nos desimos las verdades si tan presidente te cres aki tengo tu solucion pero kelo sepa el mundo para kitarte la mascara y enseñarles a todo el mundo lo patan ke eres porque enemigos nomas erestu y nadie mas pero te digo ke te llebaras plancha porque te tengo bien bijilado desde ke tus raises llegaron alos estados unidos y todo loke as echo contra mexico nomas te digo ke los papeles firmados ke existen deke el terreno mexicano robado despues del 2020 ba ser de mexico espor eso tu prisa de tu pinche muro donde va a kedar tu pinche muro si mexico ba a recuperar ese territorio y todo tu pinche ambicion alas rikesas ke nunca podran ni tener por corructo con la ley aorasi dises ke eres escojido por Dios cuando Dios dijo ke kien isiera mal alos niños lo amarraran con concreto en el pescueso y lo arrojaran ala profundidad del mar y tambien donde bas akedar con tu portafolio delas historias ke tienes como historias caidas si lla todo el mundo lo save asike estados unidos se ba ala superficie por tu culpa de la ambicion ke tienes y lla te isieron a un lado y si kieres aser la guerra eres un estupido porque llelo eston esta nomas keriendo un micil de rusia o china para acabar con tres partes de estados unidos keme dises sobre esto intelijente de mierda

  • David C.
    08/31/2019 03:08

    Invasion ? Said the natives and Mexicans

  • Jose E.
    08/30/2019 23:44

    El Paso shooter was a registered Democrat so the democrats are full of hate?

  • Gadiel Z.
    08/30/2019 17:26

    Que alguien le diga a este hdp q el esta en la tierra donde no es de el que es de los originarios . El es un invasor puto trompa de marrano.

  • Judy A.
    08/30/2019 16:38

    this is the most ignorant stupid piece of sh... ever to walk this earth I cannot stand even the sight of him he opens his mouth and vile mean stupid vomit spews out god please help America and have him institutionized for insanity

  • Vando G.
    08/30/2019 15:12

    todos los hispanos que lo apoyan se asen los sordos no tienen orgullo para prueba esta crusito ese cubano de mie nomas falto que tump le pidiera la vieja en publico

  • Lobo V.
    08/30/2019 09:14

    F Y T

  • Cesar S.
    08/30/2019 05:18

    Maybe if trump was smart that white people wouldnt damand drugs there wouldnt be a prroblem he should focus on his beautyful america for damands stop blaming other people

  • Keith B.
    08/29/2019 20:27

    LIES FROM A LIAR

  • Martin J.
    08/29/2019 13:56

    The drug's are here already why is it always Mexico u have ur own killers here an rapeist an drug dealer's

  • Keith B.
    08/29/2019 11:46

    Lies from a liar

  • Steven A.
    08/29/2019 11:18

    It’s close s to elections so yea try to get more votes . But once again another one of his voters did A mass shooting. Seems that all the shootings in this country are done bye white extremists! The people crossing the border just want A better life ! I haven’t seen one major crime like this commented bye illegals!

  • Jose L.
    08/29/2019 08:13

    Tienes mierda en el serebro

  • Jose L.
    08/29/2019 08:12

    Maricon

  • Josemagali T.
    08/29/2019 05:46

    Idiot!!! Mf

  • Renato E.
    08/29/2019 01:01

    mentirosoooooooo

  • Juan B.
    08/28/2019 23:50

    Trump cagate en tu madre cabron.