President Trump seems pathologically incapable of exhaling one of his McDonald’s Filet-O-Fish tainted breaths without also expelling some racist filth from the bowels of his sickly soul. His entire presidential campaign was built on a platform of vilifying nonwhites, most notably Mexicans, and it’s a trend he’s gleefully continued during his time in office.
Today, Trump added another ignominious entry into his long journal of racist abuse. During a conversation with California lawmakers and officials, he slipped into disgusting, dehumanizing language when, while discussing undocumented immigrants, Trump said “You wouldn’t believe how bad these people are. These aren’t people. These are animals.”
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The horrifying language will, of course, play well with the president’s deeply xenophobic base, but to any American of moral character, it should be setting off alarm bells. Trump’s words are fascist at face value and as clear a confession as any of his white supremacist agenda.
The heinous comments come just a day after it was revealed that the children of undocumented immigrants will be stripped from their families and locked in warehouses on military bases, as dystopian and inhumane policy as one can imagine.
Clearly, Trump does see people of color as less-than-human. He says so publicly and demonstrates the view in his actions. Trump and his Republican minions must be voted out of office before he is able to take his extremist views to even further evil new lows.
Trump strikes a Hitlerian note about immigrants: "You wouldn't believe how bad these people are. These aren't people. These are animals." pic.twitter.com/LpmgDMZ9RV
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) May 16, 2018