Saturday, March 16, 2024

Trump says some undocumented immigrants are ‘not people’; The former president also warned of “a bloodbath” if he does not defeat Joe Biden in November. (WaPo)

Racist landlord FRED TRUMP, father of racist landlord DONALD JOHN TRUMP, was arrested at a KKK rally in 1927.  The road apple evidently doesn't fall far from the horse. From Washington  Post:

Trump says some undocumented immigrants are ‘not people’

The former president also warned of “a bloodbath” if he does not defeat Joe Biden in November 

By Marisa Iati

Updated March 16, 2024 at 8:31 p.m. EDT|Published March 16, 2024 at 6:39 p.m. EDT
Former president Donald Trump said some immigrants accused of crimes are "not people" at a rally for Senate candidate Bernie Moreno in Ohio on March 16. (Video: The Washington Post)

VANDALIA, Ohio — Former president Donald Trump ratcheted up his dehumanizing rhetoric against immigrants Saturday by saying that some who are accused of crimes are “not people.”

“I don’t know if you call them people,” he said at a rally near Dayton, Ohio. “In some cases they’re not people, in my opinion. But I’m not allowed to say that because the radical left says that’s a terrible thing to say.”

Trump, the presumptive Republican nominee, was in Ohio to stump for Senate candidate Bernie Moreno, who is in a tight three-way race for the Republican nomination to challenge Democratic Sen. Sherrod Brown. Moreno, a businessman, is facing Ohio Secretary of State Frank LaRose and state Sen. Matt Dolan in Tuesday’s primary.

In his own remarks on immigration Saturday, Moreno said foreigners who come to the United States should learn English.

“We don’t need to vote in five different languages. We learn the language,” said Moreno, a Colombian immigrant, wrongly claiming that English is the national language. “It means you assimilate. You become part of America; America doesn’t become part of you.”

Later in the rally, Trump warned it will be a “bloodbath for the country” if he is not elected. The comment came as he was promising to hike tariffs on foreign-made cars, and it was not clear exactly what Trump was referring to with his admonition.

“Now we’re going to put a 100 percent tariff on every single car that comes across [the] line, and you’re not going to be able to sell those guys — if I get elected,” he said. “Now, if I don’t get elected, it’s going to be a bloodbath for the whole. That’s going to be the least of it. It’s going to be a bloodbath for the country.”

The Biden campaign characterized the comment as a promise of political violence.

“This is who Donald Trump is: a loser who gets beat by over 7 million votes and then instead of appealing to a wider mainstream audience doubles down on his threats of political violence,” spokesman James Singer said in a statement. “He wants another January 6, but the American people are going to give him another electoral defeat this November because they continue to reject his extremism, his affection for violence, and his thirst for revenge.”

Steven Cheung, a spokesman for Trump’s campaign, said Trump’s remark was not about violence, but rather was an extension of Trump’s comments about imported cars.

“If you actually watch and listen to the section, he was talking about the auto industry and tariffs,” he wrote in an email, adding that “Biden’s policies will create an economic bloodbath for the auto industry and autoworkers.”

Immigration is shaping up to be an explosive issue in the presidential campaign. Trump and President Biden staged dueling visits to Texas border towns last month, castigating each other for a recent surge in illegal immigration.

Trump said the influx of migrants was “a Joe Biden invasion.” Biden blamed Trump for the death of a $20 billion bipartisan bill to increase detention capacity and hire thousands of Border Patrol officers.

Trump’s comments Saturday represent an escalation of his long-harsh language on the topic. Since beginning his 2016 campaign by calling Mexican immigrants “rapists,” Trump has made inflammatory attacks on migrants a theme of all of his campaigns. He accused immigrants in October of “poisoning the blood of our country” — a remark some likened to the “contamination of the blood” concept that Adolf Hitler laid out in “Mein Kampf.” Trump has rejected that comparison and has continued to use similar language.

He has also pledged to launch an unprecedented deportation effort if elected, pointing as inspiration to a 1954 program called “Operation Wetback” that used military-style tactics to remove Mexican immigrants from the country.

“Among my very first actions upon taking office will be to stop the invasion of our country,” Trump said Saturday.

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Anonymous said...

Still better than Biden

Ed Slavin said...

NUTS! (as General McAuliffe responded to the Nazi General at Bastogne in 1944). Are you out of your cotton-picking mind?

David said...

He's not better than Biden. Trump did nothing but insult people and lie for four years...sold a bunch of stupid people an ocean of snake oil.