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Most Americans think Trump is racist, according to a new poll

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The past year of research has made it very clear: Trump won because of racial resentment

 

Another study produces the same findings we’ve seen over and over again.

 

Most Americans think Trump is racist, according to a new poll


 


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The past year of research has made it very clear: Trump won because of racial resentment

 

Another study produces the same findings we’ve seen over and over again.


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JackieHallock:  He won because MOST Americans don't want any part of that! 

 

 

If you are correct, then explain the massive uproar over first the muslim ban, then the family separation policy. There is a segment of Americans who do vote based on xenophobia, bigotry, and grievances, but that's a far cry from "most". Ps....your screed included most of the far right's favorite boogiemen, but you left out the Deep State. Just sayin'.Smiley Happy

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It's quite telling some defend the presidents stoking the racsit element in this country and don't address the issue but attack the messenger.  As pointed out in the topic article, trump has a long history of this behavior.


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So, then, you are all for whoever from wherever coming into the USA illegally, being detained then released, to disappear into the American landscape, be taken care of by YOUR tax dollars, bringing in drugs, crime, sex trafficking, potential terrorism? 

 

I assume there weren't enough topics about the border issue for you to post your view; so you decided to troll this topic. 


 


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Stoking Racial Tensions is a Feature of Cent's posts.

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Chains are unnecessary to enslave a people - simply make them believe you're making THEM better than some other group.

 

This is the essence of the "Southern Strategy" of the GOP - make poor whites feel the Republicans are "putting non-whites in their place" a place which is lower than the whites.

 

Once you get them believing this, you can do whatever you wish, in the case of Republicans it was to deny their slaves any improvement in their economic condition for over 30 years so they could give all the increase in National Wealth to the GOPerLords, aka the senior management of any business.

 

This plot has been so successful, the base of the Republican Party has actually seen their real income DECREASE back to the level it was in 1964, a drop of 6% below the 1965 level while the managerial class grew their income by 980% since 1965...AND THEIR SLAVES DON'T CARE.

 

The GOPers didn't invent this tactic - the Brits used it to rule half the World by dividing the people in their colonies against one another - Hindi's against Muslims in India for example. But the GOPers have honed it to a razors edge they're now using to slice apart the UNITED States by Race, a "metric" that is meaningless beyond the amount of melanin you're born with.

 

END SLAVERY - VOTE OUT THE NRAGOP IN NOVEMBER

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So, then, you are all for whoever from wherever coming into the USA illegally, being detained then released, to disappear into the American landscape, be taken care of by YOUR tax dollars, bringing in drugs, crime, sex trafficking, potential terrorism? Well arent you just so awesome? He won because MOST Americans don't want any part of that! We think we need to take care of our own. Look at what lines the streets of Los Angeles. Funny all of a sudden after the IG report was released the narrative switched as thousands of illegals were helped to the border by... Soros? The democrats? All wa s quiet at the border till Podesta announced last week that next week would be all about immigration. Who do they think they are kidding? Its a manufactured crisis. I would sign myself as a "deplorable" : from working class middle .America. Hey anything to keep the likes of Killary Clinton out of the white house!
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‘A blowtorch to the tinder’: Stoking racial tensions is a feature of Trump’s presidency

 

President Trump this week likened Hispanic immigrants to vermin. He warned that they would “pour into and infest our country.” And he defended his administration’s family separation policy by alleging that parents crossing the southern border with their children were poised to commit crime and murder.

 

For him, this language is not new.

 

Echoing the words and images of the white nationalist movement to dehumanize immigrants and inflame racial tensions has become a defining feature of Donald Trump’s presidency and of the Republican Party’s brand.

 

Trump has stirred supporters at rallies by reading “The Snake,” a parable about a tenderhearted woman who takes in an ailing snake but is later killed when the revived creature bites her. It should be heard as a metaphor for immigration, he says.

 

The president referred to some African nations as “**bleep**hole countries.” He posited that “both sides” were to blame for last summer’s deadly white supremacist rally in Charlottesville. And, again and again, he has accused black football players who took a knee during the playing of the national anthem to protest police discrimination of being un-American.

 

Among the many ways in which Trump stands out in the lineup of modern American presidents is his aversion to using his bully pulpit to unify the diverse nation he was elected to lead. Rather, he stokes cultural divisions and cultivates tribalism under the

banner of his slogan, “Make America Great Again.”

 

“He takes a blowtorch to the tinder,” said Peter Wehner, a Trump critic who worked in the previous three Republican administrations and is a senior fellow at the Ethics and Public Policy Center.

 

“For Trump and for his presidency, the culture war is central and defining — and it’s a culture war of a particular kind,” Wehner added. “It’s not the traditional culture war of gay rights and abortion. It’s a culture war that manifests itself in race and ethnicity and nationality. That is his go-to theme.”

 

Throughout his public life, Trump has pitted one group of Americans against another and inserted himself in racial controversies. In 1989, as a celebrity real estate developer, he took out advertisements in New York’s newspapers calling for the death penalty for five black and Latino teenagers who were wrongfully convicted of raping a white female jogger in Central Park. More recently, Trump perpetuated for five years the lie that Barack Obama was born outside the United States to delegitimize his presidency.

 

As he leads his party into the potentially perilous midterm election five months from now, Trump is trying to make cultural identity a central theme of the Republican pitch to voters. His messages have been amplified by his surrogates as well as by friendly broadcasters on Fox News Channel and elsewhere in the conservative media.

 

Trump is calculating that by playing to people’s fears and anxieties he can maximize turnout among hard-core supporters to counterbalance evident enthusiasm on the Democratic side. Fueling Trump’s approach, advisers say, is an unremitting fear of his own: that his base could abandon him if he is deemed too weak on immigration, which was a centerpiece of his 2016 campaign.

 

Trump’s defenders flatly reject the suggestion that he is intentionally exacerbating the nation’s cultural differences.

 

More at: ‘A blowtorch to the tinder’: Stoking racial tensions is a feature of Trump’s presidency


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