When former President Donald Trump called the influx of illegal immigrants an “invasion” while in office, the media accused him of being a “racist.”
Consider this headline from The Atlantic. “Why does President Trump use 'invasion' to describe immigrants?”
The article excised President Trump's “racist language”: “If you want to know the roots of the 'immigrant invasion' rhetoric that President Donald Trump has defended time and again, it was put up for the masses. This was reflected in the racist manifesto associated with this man.'' Last weekend's mass shooting in El Paso, Texas, was part of an anti-China rant that spread on the West Coast 150 years ago. Can be seen. ” (Related: Larry Elder: “What Happens If a White Player Kneels During the Black National Anthem?”)
CNN wrote, “President Trump shocks with racist new ad just days before midterm elections.” “President Trump's ad, which also flashes footage of a migrant caravan of Central American asylum seekers currently in Mexico, claims that President Trump is preparing to invade the United States. , implying that everyone in the line of people fleeing poverty and economic hardship is bent on murder and serious crime on U.S. soil.”
Time magazine's headline reads, “Donald Trump's anti-immigrant rhetoric is rooted in racism. Trump's anti-immigrant rhetoric was never about legality, it was about our dark skin.”
But in a recent interview, MSNBC's Al Sharpton, a left-wing flamethrower with impeccable Trump-hating credentials, brought out the “eye word.” While Sen. Chris Murphy (D-Conn.), one of the authors of the immigration bill, was stunned, Mr. Sharpton completely criticized President Trump. …Why do we let this continue? …I mean, we're monitoring immigrant incursions every day, but are they playing politics and time games on this? ”
Neither The Atlantic nor CNN or Time condemned Sharpton's “racist comments.”
Before President Trump, many Democrats made similar statements regarding illegal immigration. In a 1993 speech, Nevada Sen. Harry Reid said: A sane country wouldn't do that, right? Guess again. If you break the law by entering this country without permission and give birth to a child, we will grant that child U.S. citizenship and guarantee full access to all public and social services this society has to offer. Masu. And that's a lot of service. ” Reed later apologized.
In 2005, Illinois Sen. Barack Obama said: “People flow into the United States undetected, undocumented, and unchecked, bypassing the lines of people patiently, diligently, and legally waiting to become immigrants in this country.” We absolutely cannot allow that to happen.”
In 2009, New York State Senator Chuck Schumer said: “First, illegal immigration is wrong. And the primary goal of comprehensive immigration reform must be to significantly reduce future illegal immigration…entering the United States without our permission.” People are illegal aliens, and illegal aliens should not be treated the same as people who entered the United States legally.'' Hey, he didn't even say “undocumented.''
In December 2023, the number of illegal immigrants per month set a record of 371,000 people, reaching an average of about 12,000 people per day. In 2019, President Barack Obama's former Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson said: [the numbers] That's the first thing I look at every morning…My staff tells me that if my anxiety was below 1,000 the day before, that was a relatively good number. If it's over 1,000, it's a relatively bad number and you'll probably be in a bad mood for the rest of the day. ”
Immigration was the biggest issue in the Iowa caucuses. “60 Minutes” used TikTok to air a segment on illegal aliens that provided a step-by-step guide to where and how to enter the country illegally. Texas Governor Greg Abbott has deployed the National Guard to protect the state's borders. Several immigrants beat up NYPD officers. Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas, who once brazenly said “the border is not open,” narrowly avoided impeachment. And now he's calling the unprecedented number of illegal immigrants, even Sharpton, an “invasion.”
Is Trump still a “racist”?
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