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Trump Proud Boys remark echoes Charlottesville

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By JONATHAN LEMIRE, MICHAEL KUNZELMAN and MARY CLARE JALONICK

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But Trump isn’t a racist, no matter how many times he has been sued for racist practices or disparaged non-whites.

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Just to repeat it for the 100th time for Trump supporters:

FBI Director Christopher Wray told a congressional panel last week that it was white supremacists and anti-government extremists who have been responsible for most of the recent deadly attacks by extremist groups in the U.S.

Just because Fox News only talks about Antifa doesn't mean they are they biggest threat. It just means they ignore right wing violence and that skews your perception of the real numbers.

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And might as well get this out of the way for the bubble dwellers as well:

Biden condemns Antifa, violence 'across the board' amid riots

https://www.foxnews.com/politics/biden-condemns-antifa-violent-protests

"Do you condemn Antifa?" reporter Barbara Barr asked Biden.

"Yes, I do"

September 8, 2020

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Proud Boys is a ridiculous name. It sounds like what you call a group of toddlers that used a potty for the first time.

What do Proud Boys use for Birth Control?

Their personalities.

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Do you condemn Antifa?" reporter Barbara Barr asked Biden.

"Yes, I do"

yes thanks for keeping us informed

During the riots, he repeatedly came on MSM and told Antifia to stand down, condemned the murders looting and burning. Trump was hunkering down somewhere.

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Trump's "Proud Boys" remark also echoes something much further back. 1921, Germany, Eric Rohm, the Brownshirts.

Its primary purposes were providing protection for Nazi rallies and assemblies; disrupting the meetings of opposing parties; fighting against the paramilitary units of the opposing parties... intimidating Romani, trade unionists, and especially Jews...

Nominate the minorities and political parties of choice you wsh to intimidate...

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In Trump's base the two groups mostly staunchly pro-Trump, pro-authoritarian are predatory capitalists, the so-called 'elite' (who've gained even more power and wealth since he's been in office), and white nationalists. Trump catered to the latter in the first debate. Maybe he'll emphasize his support for the former in the next one.

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Trump also talked about Biden wanting to get rid of the suburbs. Beyond being a ridiculous assertion, it is a clear dog whistle for the racists in his base.

No other way to interpret that comment.

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In Trump's base the two groups mostly staunchly pro-Trump, pro-authoritarian are predatory capitalists, the so-called 'elite' (who've gained even more power and wealth since he's been in office), and white nationalists.

The people whos businesses were burned, kicked in the head, beat, shot and murdered, were they ever compensated or thats not worth pursuing? not worth a mention? We got the capitalist racist lecture, you been on that for months, but what about justice and all those things?

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Trump also talked about Biden wanting to get rid of the suburbs. Beyond being a ridiculous assertion, it is a clear dog whistle for the racists in his base.

Don't worry about it. Most people in the suburbs can't stand Trump. Trump is gravely mistaken when he says he knows suburban moms, when he actually has a very old-fashioned and outdated view of the racial makeup of suburbs nowadays. They aren't made up of only whites, but a pretty even mix of various races. They are all tired of his racist remarks, rhetoric and lies.

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If Trump doesn't mean to say the things that come out of his mouth, he isn't fit to be President. If he does mean it, he isn't fit to be President.

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The ascendance of Trump has brought all the dregs and losers that hid in the fringes of our society out in the open. White supremacists, far-right militias, survivalists, every other dangerous nut and loon...

Is it any surprise that certified kooks like the QAnon believers all flock to his rallies?

The only question now is after Biden's landslide in Nov, will these domestic terrorists crawl back under their rocks...or take up arms and start an insurrection - as Trump has encouraged them to do...

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Violence and probably murder by far-right groups on election day is now all but guaranteed.

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lol, Kudos on the front picture

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The leader of Proud Boys is black.

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Just so you know.

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The leader of Proud Boys is black.

Gavin McGinnes is UK born and very very white. Enrique Tarrio is Cuban. Who are you trying to fool?

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Proud boys have many black members.

Enrique Tarrio, Proud Boys international chairman, Is also black.

Downvote all you want.

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Proud boys have many black members.

Enrique Tarrio, Proud Boys international chairman, Is also black.

You seem to be surprised that there are also far-right extremist black people. Granted, not as many, but they do exist.

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Proud boys have many black members.

Are you insisting that Proud Boys is not a neo-fascist and white supremacist group?

Downvote all you want.

Done.

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Enrique Tarrio is Cuban. Who are you trying to fool?

Desert Tortoise,

Would you prefer “person of color”, or doesnt that fit your narrative either?

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Are you insisting that Proud Boys is not a neo-fascist and white supremacist group?

Yes.

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If loving your country and the second amendment God, rule of law, respect and love our law enforcement, ending these useless wars, loving the flag and smaller government and wanting more money and less oversight or regulations and more personal and financial freedom makes you a Proud Boy, Shoot, then sign me up!!!

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