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    Here you are, Donald fans. Here is your cult leader telling you that you are wrong to think that Omar should be "sent back," which is an immediate contradiction of his earlier statement calling for her to go back to where she came from and is also yet another example of him taking your support for granted and believing that you're too stupid to notice that you're being played like a fiddle.

    Is it possible to be a Donald supporter and not be made a fool of on a regular basis and to not have your intelligence insulted?

    No. Of course not. Absolutely not.

    Trump: I Disagree with Omar 'Send Her Back' Chants

    President Donald Trump has disavowed the "send her back" chants directed at Democratic congresswoman Ilhan Omar by his supporters at a campaign rally.

    Ms Omar is a US citizen who emigrated from Somalia with her family after fleeing the country's civil war.

    The chants, which came after Mr Trump criticised Ms Omar and three other congresswomen, were widely condemned, including by some Republicans.

    "I was not happy with it. I disagree with it," Mr Trump said of the chant.

    He did not elaborate on with what he disagreed.

    "It was quite a chant and I felt a little bit badly about it," Mr Trump told reporters on Thursday. "I started speaking very quickly but it started up rather fast, as you probably noticed."

    The controversial chants took place at Mr Trump's campaign rally in North Carolina.

    Mr Trump was cheered on by the crowd of thousands as he again accused Ms Omar and her fellow congresswomen Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Rashia Tlaib, Ayanna Pressley -- known as "the squad" -- of hating America.

    Ahead of the rally, a bid to impeach Mr Trump was blocked in Congress.

    Critics say it echoed the "lock her up" phrase adopted by his supporters against Hillary Clinton in the run-up to the 2016 presidential election.

    The chant comes as tensions escalate between the president and the four Democratic congresswomen over recent tweets, in which Mr Trump told the then four politicians to "go back" to their countries.

    What's the reaction?

    Ms Omar told reporters on Thursday: "Every single person who is in this country, who's aspiring to become part of the American fabric understands that nothing this president says should be taken to heart."

    "As he's spewing his fascist ideology on stage, telling US citizens to go back because they don't agree with his detrimental policies for our country, we tell people that here in the US dissent is patriotic, here in the US disagreement is welcome."

    On Wednesday, Ms Omar tweeted lines from Maya Angelou's poem Still I Rise and later shared a photo of herself in the House of Representatives saying, "I am where I belong".

    Ilhan Omar

    You may shoot me with your words,
    You may cut me with your eyes,
    You may kill me with your hatefulness,
    But still, like air, I’ll rise.

    -Maya Angelou

    Jon Favreau

    The crowd at Trump’s rally chanting “send her back” after the President viciously and dishonestly attacked Ilhan Omar is one of the most chilling and horrifying things I’ve ever seen in politics.

    1:55 AM - Jul 18, 2019

    Ilhan Omar

    👋🏽 I am where I belong, at the people’s house and you’re just gonna have to deal!

    On Twitter, #IStandWithIlhan began trending as Democrats expressed their support for Ms Omar and criticised the president for prompting the chants with his rhetoric.

    Democratic presidential hopeful Senator Bernie Sanders tweeted: "Trump is stoking the most despicable and disturbing currents in our society" while Senator Kamala Harris, another Democratic 2020 contender, described the actions as "vile".

    Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer drew comparisons to dictatorships.

    Chuck Schumer

    President @realDonaldTrump whipped up a toxic brew of racism, xenophobia, nativism

    His crowd chanting “send her back” about a member of Congress & US citizen

    The way he appeals to the worst instincts of some people was despicable—eerily familiar to what happens in dictatorships

    Some conservatives have also censured the use of the phrase.

    Chairman of the National Republican Congressional Committee Tom Emmer -- who, like Ms Omar, represents Minnesota in Congress -- told reporters he did not agree with the language.

    "There's no place for that kind of talk," Mr Emmer said, according to Politico. He said the chant was "not acceptable".

    North Carolina congressman Mark Walker said that he "struggled" with the chant and that the focus should be on "her history, words & actions" instead of "phrasing that's painful to our friends in the minority communities".

    His fellow Republican Adam Kinzinger said the chants were "ugly".

    Adam Kinzinger


    I deeply disagree with the extreme left & have been disgusted by their tone. I woke up today equally disgusted - chants like “send her back” are ugly, wrong, & would send chills down the spines of our Founding Fathers. This ugliness must end, or we risk our great union.

    Conservative commentator Ben Shapiro said "chanting for her deportation based on her exercise of the First Amendment is disgusting".

    Senator Lindsay Graham, a vocal Trump supporter, defended the president, though he said he wished Mr Trump would focus on "policies not the personality".

    "I've said before that if you're a Somali refugee wearing a Maga hat, he doesn't want to send you back. You'd probably have dinner at the White House," Mr Graham told reporters.

    The South Carolina Republican added: "I don't like it -- I'm not going around telling anybody to leave the country who's an American citizen."

    Republican leader Mitch McConnell told the Fox Business Network on Thursday that Mr Trump is "on to something" by attacking the four congresswomen as their policies will be important in the upcoming election.

    "We're in a big debate now and next year about what we want America to be like. Do we really think socialism applies here at a time of great prosperity, 50-year-low unemployment?"

    A Recipe for a Toxic Campaign

    Three years ago, crowds at Donald Trump rallies called for the imprisonment of a political adversary. On Wednesday, they chanted for a member of the opposition party to be expelled from the country.

    These are not behaviours emblematic of a healthy, well-functioning democracy.

    The president's defenders have parsed his incendiary language in an effort to explain why telling people to "go back" to the "totally broken and crime infested places from which they came" is not simply the latest iteration of age-old racist invective. It was, they insist, just a Trumpian twist on "love it or leave it" sloganeering.

    When the rhetoric filters down to the president's vocal crowds, however, such nuance is lost.

    Mr Trump is an instinctual politician who senses weakness and opportunity and often acts before a strategy is fully formed. The goal, however, is clear. He is both trying to sow divisions within Democratic ranks and rile up a base whose enthusiastic turnout will be needed in the coming election.

    Such a course is not without risk, however. His actions could motivate and unify opponents as much as they do his base. It's a recipe for a toxic, divisive campaign that will get ugly -- and fast.


    What else has Mr Trump said?

    In an interview with the Daily Mail just before the Greenville rally, Mr Trump said he was "not unhappy" with the way the row has played out and said he believes he is "winning the political a lot".

    "I'm not relishing the fight," Mr Trump said. "I'm enjoying it because I have to get the word out to the American people. And you have to enjoy what you do. I enjoy what I do."

    He added: "I think that they are not espousing the views of our country, the four congresswomen."

    "The only thing they have, that they can do is, now, play the race card. Which they've always done."

    What's the background?

    In a series of tweets on Sunday, the president said the four congresswomen - who he did not identify -- "originally came from countries whose governments are a complete and total catastrophe" and should "go back".

    The president has denied accusations that the tweets were racist, but the Democrat-controlled House passed a symbolic resolution denouncing Mr Trump's "racist comments that have legitimised fear and hatred of New Americans and people of colour".

    A July poll by the Pew Research Center found that while 62% of overall Americans believe openness to people from around the world is "essential to who we are as a nation", 57% of Republicans said the US risks "losing our identity as a nation" if it is too open.

    Earlier on Wednesday, a bid to launch impeachment proceedings against Mr Trump was blocked in the US House of Representatives after it failed to win enough support, with only 95 Democrats voting in favour.

    Mr Trump said the "ridiculous" attempts to impeach him were now "over".

    Remember: Generalissimo Donald is watching you. By the way, that's a real nice country you've got there. Be a shame if anything happened to it.

    Tя☭mp, when he thinks back on all the suckers he scammed throughout his life who either did business with him or who voted for him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Angry Byrds View Post
    In that case we should take down every George Washington statue
    Don't joke about that because he's on the list. As for the very fine people comment, many don't even realize that it was a statue removal rally that was hiijacked by a small mob of alleged-Nazis and ANTIFA/BLM/whatever-leftist-brownshirt-group. I say alleged because I'm convinced that many of the more egregious people in those photos were plants to agitate the protest into one big media event which they did wonderfully resulting in the horrible death of a girl. The actual number of real white supremacist/nazis were probably under 100 - 150 if that since their numbers in the USA aren't even a grain in a pile of sand and let's be honest these guys aren't exactly wealthy enough to just travel anywhere they want on limited incomes.

    Of course Wikipedia has a whole slew of information on the organizers of the "Unite the Right" rally to make it seem more ominous but the fact remains that it was a small contingent of Right Extremists completely dwarfed by another mob of Left Extremists aided by the police and it made for an awesome story on the news networks who just ate that shit up and blamed it on Trump. As for Trump, no one ever cites this comment he made:

    Racism is evil. And those who cause violence in its name are criminals and thugs, including the KKK, neo-Nazis, white supremacists, and other hate groups that are repugnant to everything we hold dear as Americans.

    That's pretty unequivocal of a statement.

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