Not content to be considered outrageously racist himself, President Trump decided to make sure the world knows that his wife and daughter are on board with his contemptible opinions.
Trump’s affirmation that his family shares his white nationalist worldview came as the president spoke to reporters outside the White House this afternoon and in the wake of reports in The Wall Street Journal and on CBS News that both Ivanka and Melania Trump had advised Trump to scale back the rhetoric that resulted in the chants of “send her back” directed by his supporters at Congresswoman Ilhan Omar (D-MN) at Trump’s North Carolina rally on Wednesday night.
According to The Wall Street Journal:
“On Thursday morning, Ivanka Trump, Mr. Trump’s daughter and White House adviser, expressed her displeasure to him about the “send her back” chant at his campaign rally the night before, White House officials said. A group of House Republicans, including members of leadership, also complained to Vice President Mike Pence about the chant at a breakfast meeting, White House and congressional officials said.”
CBS News added the first lady to the list of people upset by the chant, an unsurprising development given the fact that both Melania and her “chain migration” parents have all been legal US residents for less time than Representative Omar.
When asked by a reporter in the press scrum about the reports that his wife and daughter had advised him to temper his racist messages, Trump immediately branded the story with his favorite description of any story that displeases him:
“False information, it was fake news,” he replied. “Nope, I talk about, but they didn’t advise me. They told me, but I didn’t…it’s fake..by the way, what you’re saying, fake news,” Trump stammered, apparently oblivious to the fact that he was painting his loved ones with the same brush of racism that has tainted his entire being.
Given that Trump has already repudiated his disavowal of the deplorable chant by calling the crowd at his rally “incredible people” and “incredible patriots,” his willingness to throw his family under the bus by associating them with the same bigoted sentiments that he holds is predictable.
Until this distorter and destroyer of American values is removed from the presidency we can sadly expect no better from the nation’s chief executive than to have him vehemently deny that Ivanka and Melania are not racist.
We now truly live in Bizarro world!
You can watch the president tell the world his family shares his racist views in the video below.
Trump calls report that his wife and daughter aren't racist fake news. pic.twitter.com/VVMTb5orBt
— Sarah Reese Jones (@PoliticusSarah) July 19, 2019
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