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Trump renews attacks on Democratic congresswomen

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By Steve Holland

U.S. President Donald Trump renewed his criticism of four minority women lawmakers on Friday, saying that they had said horrible things about the United States, and defended himself from criticism over his comment that they should leave the United States if unhappy.

A day after saying his audience at a campaign rally in North Carolina went too far in chanting "Send her back!" about Somalia-born Representative Ilhan Omar of Minnesota, Trump on Friday defended the crowd members as "incredible patriots."

Trump's attacks on the four liberal congresswomen - known on Capitol Hill as "the squad" - have been condemned by Democrats as racist, but many Republicans have shrugged them off.

Last weekend he ignited the firestorm by tweeting the four should "go back" to where they came from if they do not like the United States.

All four are American citizens. U.S. Representatives Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York, Ayanna Pressley of Massachusetts and Rashida Tlaib of Michigan were born in the United States while Omar came as a refugee from Somalia and is a naturalized citizen.

All four are known as sharp critics of both Trump and the Democratic leadership in the U.S. House of Representatives.

Trump, talking to reporters on the White House South Lawn prior to a weekend visit to his golf club in Bedminster, New Jersey, agreed that the four have a constitutionally protected freedom of speech, but that he has the right to respond.

"Yeah, they have First Amendment rights, but that doesn't mean I'm happy about them..." he said. "And again, we have First Amendment rights also - we can certainly feel what and say what we want."

Trump said Omar in particular is "lucky to be where she is, let me tell you, and the things that she has said are a disgrace to our country."

Omar on Thursday had said Trump was "spewing fascist ideology."

Trump also said he did not care whether the fight helped him politically. A Reuters/Ipsos poll earlier this week said a majority of Republicans supported his comments.

"I don't know if it's good or bad politically, I don't care," he said. "If the Democrats want to embrace people that hate our country ... it's up to them."

Ocasio-Cortez shot back with a tweet on Friday, saying the Republican Party "wants to send us back: Back towards injustice, Back to the denial of science, Back to the times when women needed permission slips from men, Back to racism - But we won't go back. We will move forward."

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For being a big, tough, stable genius, Donny sure does whine in childish ways a lot.

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crowd members as "incredible patriots."

Cult of personality redux. Their loyalty is to Trump, not the country, not the Constitution (except the 2nd Amendment) and not the principles the nation was built on.

Trump's united them in fearing the others, the 'thems', i.e. those not from their demographic. How'd the cults of personality in Italy and Germany in the 1930's, in Russia and China work out for their nations and the world?

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Trump 2020 is a comin.

Liberals... brace yourselves.

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Trump 2020 is a comin.

Liberals... brace yourselves.

You lads in Russia are going to have to work overtime to get Donny re-elected. Those that sat out 2016 because they thought Hillary had it in the bag won't be complacent this time around.

The more Donny speed repugnance, the more he energized those with decency and intelligence.

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This is what you get when he's drunk and on fast food alone at night

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"the things that she has said are a disgrace to our country"

Donald Trump actually said this about another person?

Irony explodes.

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@burningbush Liberals... brace yourselves.

The alt right has its armies of paid social media agitprop-ters further fanning flames. Fortunately their divisive messages are only accepted by a minority of the population. Democracy, after all. The alt right are like the sound trucks here in Japan at election time: noisy, unpleasant, ineffective, but still a part of states where there are still shards of democracy remaining.

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Let them both fight it out, it benefits Trump definitely to show how radical her policies are as well as the other 3 from the squad, contrast that to his policies, look at their poll numbers and what they want and where they want to take the country, they’re going to lose in the worst way.

You lads in Russia are going to have to work overtime to get Donny re-elected.

Russia had as much to get Trump elected as it did Obama. Remember, after the election I’ll have more flexibility on the missile defense shield, so.....

Those that sat out 2016 because they thought Hillary had it in the bag won't be complacent this time around

As well as those that see, socialism and wanting to give illegals more assistance and entitlements over its citizens vs a man that likes to tweet.

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“Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free.” 

Those were the days..... seems to make no difference these days even if you're born in America...

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Ocasio-Cortez shot back with a tweet on Friday, saying the Republican Party "wants to send us back: Back towards injustice, Back to the denial of science, Back to the times when women needed permission slips from men, Back to racism - But we won't go back. We will move forward."

Those who don't know their own histories are doomed to fail and drag others along with them.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Wallace

Wallace was known as "the most dangerous racist in America"[5] and notoriously opposed desegregation and supported the policies of "Jim Crow" during the Civil Rights Movement, declaring in his 1963 inaugural address that he stood for "segregation now, segregation tomorrow, segregation forever"

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Russia had as much to get Trump elected as it did Obama. Remember, after the election I’ll have more flexibility on the missile defense shield, so.....

Yeah, you're digging way down into irrelevance to draw a false equivalency between a sitting president speaking with another sitting president and a loudmouth, racist candidate who asked for Russia's help on live TV.

As well as those that see, socialism and wanting to give illegals more assistance and entitlements over its citizens vs a man that likes to tweet.

No democrat wants to give undocumented immigrants more rights than citizens. The vast majority simply want them to be treated like humans.

Here we go again with the Bass show that gets threads disabled: Irrelevance, falsehoods, articles meant to support his positions but refute them, and refusing to acknowledge facts.

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So this is just going to be a daily article until Dems can get Mueller in front of a camera I guess.

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George Wallace? You mean the guy that the supposed“racist” John McCain was compared to back in 2008 when he ran for president?

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Let them both fight it out, it benefits Trump definitely to show how radical her policies are as well as the other 3 from the squad,

News flash: None of The Squad are running for President. Two of them (Omar due to not being a naturally born citizen, Ocasio-Cortez for being under 35) are not eligible at this time to even run for President.

So go ahead, focus on them... and watch him get schooled, clowned, embarrassed, however you want to phrase it. Watch him paint himself again and again in racist, bigoted, colors.

Watch him make himself so repulsive that only the deepest red of Republicans will vote for him next year.

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https://www.politico.com/story/2008/10/civil-rights-icon-says-mccain-stirs-hate-014488

same exact narrative for Dem attacks as now. Hate, hate, racism, hate, angry, divisive.

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Yeah, you're digging way down into irrelevance to draw a false equivalency

No, because we don’t know if Medvedev or Putin were involved in re-electing him. “Officially” we know they’ve been active meddling into our politics since 2014 and yet they did nothing about it.

No democrat wants to give undocumented immigrants more rights than citizens.

Wrong.

https://www.cnbc.com/2019/07/01/health-care-for-undocumented-immigrants-may-haunt-dems-against-trump.html

https://news.vice.com/en_us/article/qv75dw/2020-democrats-just-agreed-universal-healthcare-should-cover-undocumented-immigrants

The Democrats are digging their own graves, at this point Trump doesn’t have to do much, just sit back, BBQ a few weenies and watch the Dems crash and burn.

The vast majority simply want them to be treated like humans.

Democrats’ fear that some of the new humanitarian bill’s $4.5 billion would go to enforcement that is, in fact, part of saving lives. Most of the money is aimed at humanitarian help, and every day the Democrats sit on their hands they are afflicting the sick, the hungry, the sleepless, the fearful, the hurt.

In other words, we have to make sure Trump doesn’t get a win, that takes center issue and priority over these kids.

Read more here: https://www.miamiherald.com/opinion/op-ed/article231731213.html#storylink=cpy

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We will focus on “the squad”, thank you. Because the words coming out of their mouth hurts your side more and more when average Americans hear it.

thats why Pelosi was desperately trying to distance herself from them and marginalized them as just 4 people with only 4 votes.

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This is an ugly road Trump should have never gone down.

Now he and the Republican Party own this tar-baby.

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Wrong.

In neither of those two articles did undocumented immigrants get 'more rights' than citizens, since the programs that are being commented on is Universal Health Coverage.

As for posting an op-ed from a conservative writer... who cares? Dismissed.

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We will focus on “the squad”, thank you. Because the words coming out of their mouth hurts your side more and more when average Americans hear it.

Ah yes... those words of 'The Squad,' such as:

*"EVERY SINGLE STATEMENT THAT WE MAKE IS FROM A PLACE OF EXTREME LOVE FOR EVERY SINGLE PERSON IN THIS COUNTRY. IT IS PART OF THE MANDATE OF WHY WE RAN FOR OFFICE AND WHY WE GOT ELECTED." *

https://www.c-span.org/video/?462678-1/representatives-omar-pressley-ocasio-cortez-tlaib-respond-president-trump

I mean, that is so hurtful compared to what comes out of Trump's mouth.

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"**EVERY SINGLE STATEMENT THAT WE MAKE IS FROM A PLACE OF EXTREME LOVE FOR EVERY SINGLE*** PERSON IN THIS COUNTRY. IT IS PART OF THE MANDATE OF WHY WE RAN FOR OFFICE AND WHY WE GOT ELECTED."

Judging by their recent poll numbers and their radical political positions, they might not all be around for much longer.

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Judging by their recent poll numbers and their radical political positions, they might not all be around for much longer.

You keep mentioning their false 'poll numbers,' which was debunked on another thread. I'm sure you're going to keep trying to trot it out however, but it's just not true. If any of them are defeated, it will be in the primaries, certainly not in the general elections.

Tlaib's district has been Democrat since 1955.

Pressley's has been blue since 1923.

Ocasio-Cortez's has been blue since 1993.

Omar's has been blue since 1963 and is rated the most Democratic leaning district in the entire state of Minnesota.

So you can try and say that Scherie Murray has a chance to unseat Ocasio-Cortez, but I've got about as much chance of becoming the Prime Minister of Japan.

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The Republican Party "wants to send us back: Back towards injustice, Back to the denial of science, Back to the times when women needed permission slips from men, Back to racism

The whole truth !!..

Trump and his horde of fanatics are sending back US to its worst "medieval" times..

That is the result of putting part of the country (the ignorant and fascist) in power that has not been able to overcome the end of civil war of 1865..

Do you want to put a fascist in power??, just spread fear, hate and ignorance to the people..

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You keep mentioning their false 'poll numbers,' which was debunked on another thread.

No, they weren’t. There are multiple opinions and viewpoints and the fact of the matter is Omar not polling well, if she is at 9% that means a lot of people are not happy with her and her overall performance.

I'm sure you're going to keep trying

I don’t need to try anything, I’m not in office, she’s destroying her poll numbers, she needs to try and it looks like she’s not doing a good job at it.

Tlaib's district has been Democrat since 1955.

Pressley's has been blue since 1923.

Ocasio-Cortez's has been blue since 1993.

Omar's has been blue since 1963 and is rated the most Democratic leaning district in the entire state of Minnesota.

You are right, but we are talking about “districts” within the State. California is Blue, I’m from Orange Country, until last year it was bleeding Red. So again, these women need to be careful especially Omar and AOC.

So you can try and say that Scherie Murray has a chance to unseat Ocasio-Cortez,

Judging by the district AOC comes from and you see that she killed 23,000 jobs with her minion DeBlasio who also isn’t popular, I do believe she has a strong chance.

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No, because we don’t know if Medvedev or Putin were involved in re-electing him.

We do know they weren't. Had they been, Donny would have declassified any and all evidence and then had Fox "News" blaring it out to the barely literate.

“Officially” we know they’ve been active meddling into our politics since 2014 and yet they did nothing about it.

Absolutely false that they did nothing about it.

Wrong.

Your links demonstrate that I'm correct that no democrat wants to give undocumented immigrants more rights than citizens. I didn't say anything about giving them social welfare. Try to keep the conversation honest.

Democrats’ fear that some of the new humanitarian bill’s $4.5 billion would go to enforcement that is, in fact, part of saving lives. Most of the money is aimed at humanitarian help, and every day the Democrats sit on their hands they are afflicting the sick, the hungry, the sleepless, the fearful, the hurt.

Tell Turtle McConell to get off the vast piles of legislation from the house that are on his desk. Then we can talk about hi is obstructing.

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No, they weren’t. There are multiple opinions and viewpoints and the fact of the matter is Omar not polling well, if she is at 9% that means a lot of people are not happy with her and her overall performance.

Yeah, she's at 9% amongst Donny's moronic supporters, but don't let that fact get in your way of pushing falsehoods.

Judging by the district AOC comes from and you see that she killed 23,000

Not true.

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There are multiple opinions and viewpoints and the fact of the matter is Omar not polling well, if she is at 9% that means a lot of people are not happy with her and her overall performance.

Again, a widely debunked online poll conducted by the website Axios that only polled white non-college educated Trump voters is nowhere near anything resembling a view of Omar's district. You can keep trying to push this false narrative, but it just isn't true.

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/us-politics/trump-aoc-ilhan-omar-polling-tweet-racist-democrat-congress-a9007961.html

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President Wallace Trump continues with his racism and inciting hatred which he didn't stop, then he denied it, and now he praises the chanters. This guy has some serious issues flip flopping like a plastic duck on a windy pond.

Sad to see Wallace reducing the dignity of the Oval Office the way he does.

Yesterday, proudly boasting fron the WH how he had shot down an Iranian drone which turned out to be an American drone. It wasn't shot down the navy ship blocked the radar and it crashed into the sea. Where are the pieces to show the public.

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Demented Donnie still doubling down on his racist and hate-filled rhetoric on four US citizens and women of color?

Must be another tape of him and his bro Epstein grabbing underage girls about to be released...

Must be another indictment or more evidence coming out on "Individual -1'...

Must be he's melting down and wetting himself over what Mueller will say next week...

Or, maybe he's just a disgusting excuse for a human being who really is a fascist and a racist...

Maybe its all four....

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FOR EVERY SINGLE PERSON IN THIS COUNTRY. (Who thinks like us and holds our values)

fixed.

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Yeah, she's at 9% amongst Donny's moronic supporters, but don't let that fact get in your way of pushing falsehoods.

Again, a widely debunked online poll conducted by the website Axios that only polled white non-college educated Trump voters is nowhere near anything resembling a view of Omar's district. You can keep trying to push this false narrative, but it just isn't true.

The fact that Omar is supported by 9% of MAGA hat-wearing alt-right nuts should have Trumpers here hiding their head in shame...

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If there was meddling and it led to Trump being elected, by default nothing was done about it. Else Trump wouldn’t have been elected, right? Or was “knock it off” a sufficiently strong response?

Absolutely false that they did nothing about it.

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Epstein, racist, fascist, Mueller, individual-1all in one off topic post about congresswomen. Narrative much?

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Omar on returning home was greeted by large numbers of her voters and supporters when she arrived at the airport. She spoke to the crowd. Many of then white people expressing their dislike of Trump's racial hatred.

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If there was meddling and it led to Trump being elected, by default nothing was done about it. Else Trump wouldn’t have been elected, right? Or was “knock it off” a sufficiently strong response?

And what has Putin's Poodle done about in it two and a half years? Oh yea, he joked with Vlad at the G20 - "Don't meddle in our election - hah hah hah..."

Then he backslaps his "bro" and they go behind closed doors to discuss what Putin can do to interfere in 2020...

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Can we all agree that electing a failed reality TV host and shady real estate developer with 6 bankruptcies, 5 kids from 3 different marriages, 16 charges of sexual assault, and 4,000 plus lawsuits as President was a colossal mistake?

"...New York Times column by Thomas Friedman that called the president a “racist, divisive, climate-change-denying, woman-abusing jerk.” “He called me a Racist,” Trump wrote, “which I am not.”

Anyone else find it hilarious that the only one he denied was "racist" ?

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If there was meddling and it led to Trump being elected, by default nothing was done about it. Else Trump wouldn’t have been elected, right?

This is a false duality. Do I need to get my crayons out again?

Or was “knock it off” a sufficiently strong response?

The premise of your question is faulty because it presupposes that that was the only response.

Oh, black, you may want to go back and read the context of the post to which you are responding because it was a response to Bass trying to claim Russia helped get Obama elected by meddling in the mid-term elections in 2014.

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Yeah the “crowd” was totally spontaneous. Average voters know the flight schedule and exact exit gate of their congress rep who is supposedly under death threats.

Just go to the airport when they aren’t traveling with a preprinted sign they found in the back of their car and all chant the same timely political message in unison.

Spontaneous show of support. Yeah.

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I know the context. Russia didn’t elect Obama any more than they elected Trump.

But Obama did promise something to Putin after the election. That timing means it’s something the American people wouldnt accept if they knew. That’s shady.

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Demented "tripledown" Donnie's defense of his conduct on the podium as the crowd brayed "Send Her Back" is belied by the TV cameras which captured for posterity his utter incompetence and irresponsibility. The yawning gap between what he says and what others see and hear is damning proof of his egregious divorce from reality. Chump's repetitive, self-deluded riff of "who you gonna believe? Me, the POTUS, or your lying eyes and ears?" has long passed its sell-by date. Time to invoke the 25th!

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Omar arrives home to be greeted at St Paul's international airport by her supporters and the media.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z_lrsMrAvzc&feature=share

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Her supporters and the media?

more like her supporters, the media.

Howd they know her flight arrival time and exit gate? Magic?

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Send them back. To life as common citizens, that is.

These radically left-wing, America-hating, anti-Semitic people don't deserve to be in Congress.

The only reason they are there is because they were elected out of far-left congressional districts.

They certainly don't represent mainstream America as a whole. And even many people in their own party cannot stand them.

I like Trump's strategy here. Not long ago, many Democrats were trying to put a distance between their party and these radical fringe women. But Trump is making sure that people know that they really are Democrats, and he's casting them as the face of the party.

And so many Americans, including even many Democrats, don't care for the sort of socialist, socially radical nonsense that these women are pushing.

Barring any drastically unexpected disasters between now and next November, Trump will be re-elected. Not in a landslide, most likely, but pretty convincingly.

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Let's be real. If Omar went to a posh DC restaurant they would clear a table just for her. If the average Trump fan walked in they'd say they aren't hiring right now.

Thst's the "injustice" and humiliation that eats away at Trump fans. They are now in a lower socioeconomic class than a Somali immigrant.

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It's hard to take Democratic accusations of "racism" seriously, when they will not even condemn blatant anti-Semitic garbage spewing from the mouths of their own party members.

Not to mention the party's own historical support of slavery and segregation of black people in the U.S.

A support that did not fully end until well into the 1960s.

I don't recall that this party has ever issued a formal apology for its past support of racist policies. Before demanding "slavery reparations," it should first make its own moral reparations by issuing such an apology.

And even today, this party supports certain policies that they claim are to benefit black Americans -- because, in truth, they think that black people are just too incapable of succeeding in life on their own. Which makes me wonder who the true "racists" really are.

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I know the context.

Clearly not.

Russia didn’t elect Obama any more than they elected Trump. 

Nobody is claiming Russia elected either. The irrefutable evidence demonstrates Russia did its best to help get Donny elected.

But Obama did promise something to Putin after the election. That timing means it’s something the American people wouldnt accept if they knew. That’s shady.

This is another false duality. What is it with you and false dualities, faulty premises, and refusal to employ logic?

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These radically left-wing, America-hating, anti-Semitic people don't deserve to be in Congress.

Who are these mythical people you are talking about? Even if these people existed, which they clearly don't, they would deserve to be in congress because they were voted in.

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@blacklabemore like her supporters, the media.

So in the binary world of the alt right the numerous Murdoch outlets, Breitbart, RT, infowars and the dozens of other alt right outlets are 'supporting' Representative Omar, too. Got it.

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The racism and the incited hatred spouted by Trump on-off-on again overspilling to his voter base and supporters which is a dangerous game when one of them takes an automatic weapon and goes on a mass killing in his name. Omar and the other three elected congress women have received death threats. Inflamming the situation is wrong.

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We do know they weren't.

No, you don’t know that either way, none of us do, so either way, just like with Trump, you can’t rule it out OR if you have proof, please share it with us.

Absolutely false that they did nothing about it.

So what did they do?

Your links demonstrate that I'm correct that no democrat wants to give undocumented immigrants more rights than citizens.

Yeah, I figured you would scurry, so here is the video

https://youtu.be/gUNssTToavc

Every one of them, that’s a Godsend to Trump.

I didn't say anything about giving them social welfare.

The candidates did though.

Tell Turtle McConell to get off the vast piles of legislation from the house that are on his desk. Then we can talk about hi is obstructing.

Sorry, the Dems just like with blocking funding for Trump’s wall could have gotten the aid through.

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Let's be real. If Omar went to a posh DC restaurant they would clear a table just for her.

I would like to see her try that at a posh restaurant in Dallas.

If the average Trump fan walked in they'd say they aren't hiring right now.

The haters would probably do the same.

Thst's the "injustice" and humiliation that eats away at Trump fans. They are now in a lower socioeconomic class than a Somali immigrant.

Not at all. We wouldn’t and don’t care. There is a sizable Muslim community in Texas so that false accusation and stereotype won’t fly. They just wouldn’t want anything to do with her radical Stalinist policies.

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Yeah I could afford a nice meal only if I were allowed to spend my campaign contributions on myself, and get tax breaks by filing a joint return with deductions for my brother who I am also married to.

but alas, I would be jailed for that.

Well, Donnie (Individual -1) directed his lawyer to pay off a porn star to influence an election and in violation of campaign finance laws - and he's not in jail - yet...so there's hope for you...

But can I ask, why do you want to marry your brother? Is that a Trump supporter thing?

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@bas4fTrump’s wall 

Thanks for admitting it's 'Trump's wall'. Now credit needs to be given to Roger Stone for giving Trump the suggestion as a way to appeal to those from their demographic who fear those from different demographics.

Roger Stone: con-men, swamp-man extraordinaire.

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Again, a widely debunked online poll conducted by the website Axios that only polled white non-college educated Trump voters is nowhere near anything resembling a view of Omar's district.

That’s one poll, most polls conducted still have her down....way down. Hopefully once she’s gone, she can reflect on the good she could have done for the country, even for her party...l guess....

You can keep trying to push this false narrative,

I’m not pushing anything, I’m going by her record.

Thanks for admitting it's 'Trump's wall'.

Uhhh, he’s the President, so yeah...

So since Dems don’t want to support it and don’t believe in giving aid to these illegals and want to abolish ICE and want and want to limit the powers of detainment to the border patrol, what do liberals want....wait, they want open borders! That wasn’t hard to figure out and they think they have a right to free healthcare as illegals. This will be so easy for Trump.

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The poll figures for the four congress women are irrelevant since they are not up for election for sometime. The righties can go on spouting useless deflections but Trump is already badly stained and his numbers are dropping. Less than Melania and Ivanka.

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The poll figures for the four congress women are irrelevant since they are not up for election for sometime.

It matters very much for their re-election and if they poll that low and I mean, that low, it won’t be that hard to dislodge them from power.

The righties can go on spouting useless deflections but Trump is already badly stained and his numbers are dropping.

Yeah, about that....

https://www.businessinsider.com/trumps-approval-republican-voters-rose-after-racist-tweets-2019-7

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-poll/republican-support-for-trump-rises-after-racially-charged-tweets-reuters-ipsos-poll-idUSKCN1UB2UD

So once again, you can either go with the radical socialist policies of the squad or you can help your nose on Trump’s tweets and vote to maintain a booming economy. I know I’ll be voting for Trump.

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There's an interesting opinion piece in the LA Times today about why Trump came out and did a 180 after supporting a racist chant and "disavowed it" (he did his usual half-180 today, as is the process). It kind of seemed odd to me that someone could talk him into lying about it and why he'd do it.

So the story is that they sat him down and explained how GOP politics works. It's dog whistles. It's plausible deniability. What it isn't is an image of white faces chanting "send her back" with Donald Trump standing there looking satisfied. That crosses the line, and it makes it impossible for the GOP to pretend it's something else.

You always need a cover story. We all know the census question was to reduce blue votes. So they told the DOJ to lie and "request it to protect the Voting RIghts Act" because apparently they didn't want their real reason to come out. There went their plausible deniability.

We all know voter suppression laws are to meant to reduce minority participation in elections. The lie is to say it's about security and non-existant illegal voters. That's the story and even if there's no evidence I'm sticking to it.

You always have to have something to hide behind, even if everyone knows it's BS. The bubble will take care of that. But Trump did the opposite. Everyone knows he was on the same page as the crowd. There's nothing the GOP can hide behind with that image out there.

So they sat him down and explained the dynamics: never go full racist. You gotta go out tomorrow and tell everyone that you don't support it, you tried to stop it, you disagree with it, you're not in step with that horrible image of that crowd. Basically, you have to go out there and tell the world what they saw on video never happened.

You can't just go being all racist without a cover story for it. I guess you could say the lie came at the end on this one instead of the beginning.

Back to Barr, this case is now a lot more interesting. The House is trying to get him to answer questions about the origins of the census question, but he's refusing to talk because apparently explaining why your department lied on behalf of the President isn't worth talking about. Add the hard drives from the GOP analyst predicting gains for whites and let's just say this story couldn't have come at a worse time.

Let's see what happens next.

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It matters very much for their re-election and if they poll that low and I mean, that low, it won’t be that hard to dislodge them from power.

don't matter one iota at this stage, there are four more years. The only concern will be their own voters. Give it up already.

How about talking about what is happening now not four years down the road. Trump voters are down 5 million on the last election. He won't like that.

Trump is adding to the National Debt when his campaign promise was to reduce it. But there again he made promises about Obamacare, bringing all the troops home, closing overseas bases, building Mexican paid for walls, winning Chinese trade wars, denuking North Korea, rebuilding bridges and roads with private money. The list reads long like in a menu in an expense restaurant.

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bass: Yeah, about that....

https://www.businessinsider.com/trumps-approval-republican-voters-rose-after-racist-tweets-2019-7

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-poll/republican-support-for-trump-rises-after-racially-charged-tweets-reuters-ipsos-poll-idUSKCN1UB2UD

Pretty cool looking links. One is saying Trump's approval numbers rose after racist tweets, the other says the same. I'm guessing that the articles will say he gained GOP support after his racist / racially charged tweets. Am I right? I didn't read them.

Superlib: Let's be real. If Omar went to a posh DC restaurant they would clear a table just for her.

I would like to see her try that at a posh restaurant in Dallas.

At posh restaurants in Dallas they seat low income whites before House Representatives? That doesn't make any sense, especially economically. Posh restaurants want influential people, not uneducated older low income white males. It's just the way America works. Some people are on top, some are on bottom.

Superlib: That's the "injustice" and humiliation that eats away at Trump fans. They are now in a lower socioeconomic class than a Somali immigrant.

Bass: There is a sizable Muslim community in Texas so that false accusation and stereotype won’t fly.

The entire point of my post was to prove that there isn't a sizable Muslim community in Texas, and now you've ruined it for me.

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So the story is that they sat him down and explained how GOP politics works. It's dog whistles. It's plausible deniability. What it isn't is an image of white faces chanting "send her back" with Donald Trump standing there looking satisfied. That crosses the line, and it makes it impossible for the GOP to pretend it's something else.

When you watch the video, you see that he was reserved, silent and later disavowed what he said, politically it was a smart move, now that’s on the record, liberals really can’t say much because it’s in the record books. Now the liberals in their deepest and darkest desperation will try to gin up, spin this that Trump is not repented and that he is not sincere as if CNN now have clairvoyance abilities.

You always need a cover story. We all know the census question was to reduce blue votes. So they told the DOJ to lie and "request it to protect the Voting RIghts Act" because apparently they didn't want their real reason to come out. There went their plausible deniability.

But that’s politics, the Democrats do the same thing, exactly the same thing.

We all know voter suppression laws are to meant to reduce minority participation in elections. The lie is to say it's about security and non-existant illegal voters. That's the story and even if there's no evidence I'm sticking to it.

That is just a bunch of garbage if there is voter suppression then I will submit to you there is conservatives suppression on every social media platform, if you want to talk about a particular group, how about laying it out and talk about everyone that has a grievance about our political system, but liberals never want to have a conversation about it. Either acknowledge all of it or leave it and say nothing.

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Trump's approval with Republicans rose by 5 points in a poll taken after his racist tweets

That's to be expected, same bed fellows, Trump inciting racial hatred in his support base. Even b4f gets his panties wet over it.

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Denying what Trump did and said at his town hall rally would be like trying to make a silk purse from a pig's ear.

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don't matter one iota at this stage,

To them it will, very much so.

there are four more years.

As of now overall, they’re not helping their party, they’ve become the face of the Democrat party, so that’s good for Trump. Now don’t get me wrong, I want these women to get out there, keep on speaking about their socialist unattainable policies, helps Trump all the way.

How about talking about what is happening now not four years down the road. Trump voters are down 5 million on the last election. He won't like that.

I only know about this

https://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/453441-trump-sees-support-from-republicans-rise-after-go-back-tweets

But we can talk about it, good news for the President.

Trump is adding to the National Debt

Guess what, if one of these socialist wins, they’ll make the National Debt look like $5 debt if they were to implement any of their radical socialist policies.

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It matters very much for their re-election and if they poll that low and I mean, that low, it won’t be that hard to dislodge them from power.

The righties can go on spouting useless deflections but Trump is already badly stained and his numbers are dropping.

Yeah, about that....

https://www.businessinsider.com/trumps-approval-republican-voters-rose-after-racist-tweets-2019-7

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-poll/republican-support-for-trump-rises-after-racially-charged-tweets-reuters-ipsos-poll-idUSKCN1UB2UD

So once again, you can either go with the radical socialist policies of the squad or you can help your nose on Trump’s tweets and vote to maintain a booming economy. I know I’ll be voting for Trump.

Well, this is interesting - we have a Trumper here boasting about two polls;

One shows that even among a group of MAGA hat-wearing, far-right nuts, 9% of them support Rep Omar and her supposedly "socialist, anti-American" policies. Looks like around 1 in 10 Trump supporters are socialists...

Another shows Trump's approval rating rising after his clearly racist, hate-filled rants against four American women of color....as if getting more KKK support is something to be proud of...

Please, keep posting polls like this - we appreciate your help getting a Democrat in the WH in 2020...

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bass: I will submit to you there is conservatives suppression on every social media platform, if you want to talk about a particular group, how about laying it out and talk about everyone that has a grievance

The bias of American society against a white male from Orange County, CA is noted for the record.

Feel better?

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bass4funk

Your linked polls show a 5% increase in republican support but has you know already not all Trump voters are republican. Like you for instance, Trump supporter and voter but not a member of the republican party.

The increase only come form those low educated white supremacist KKK types who fuel their emotions with Trump's hate filled rhetoric like a junkie in the gutter needing their next fix.

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Guess what, if one of these socialist wins, they’ll make the National Debt look like $5 debt if they were to implement any of their radical socialist policies.

Guess what, none of them are running for president. Trump promised to reduce the national Debt instead he's growing it like an apple tree and giving away the fruit for free to his rich mates. The only socialist policies are Trump's socialist farming policies and giving free apples to the farmers for a mistake he made.

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One shows that even among a group of MAGA hat-wearing, far-right nuts, 9% of them support Rep Omar and her supposedly "socialist, anti-American" policies. Looks like around 1 in 10 Trump supporters are socialists...

Uh-huh....nice try. But when you think about it, liberals were ok with a 2%GDP economy, so I guess it 9% is acceptable for them.

Another shows Trump's approval rating rising after his clearly racist, hate-filled rants against four American women of color....as if getting more KKK support is something to be proud of...

The Democrats party creation, I see.

Where there is absolutely no proof of him attacking these women based on their race and color.

The bigger question is, what are their policies besides trying to usher in the hammer and sickle. Lol

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Trump renews racist criticism of Democratic congresswomen

https://www.dw.com/en/trump-renews-racist-criticism-of-democratic-congresswomen/a-49659497

Trump intents to build his campaign on hatred. Last one "Lock her up" this one "Sent them back".

I guess that's what happens when he promised to drain the swamp but instead jumps both feet first into gutter level politics.

Populism and hatred are an explosive mixture.

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Trump is blind to many issued but he's never color blind with his long history all the way back to his New York landlord days.

BTW not a democrat or like you a republican.

Color is not the problem, no one cares

The victims do.

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The president’s net approval among Republicans now stands at 72 percent after he tweeted Sunday that the four lawmakers

Trump will be unhappy with anything less than 101%

By Republican Standards, Almost Nothing Is Racist

https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2019/07/republicans-standards-nothing-racist/594223/

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Trump just cant help himself one would think the POTUS should have a bit more class than this.

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One idiot is enough to end the Republican Party. The rest of them have been neutered.

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These elected congress women Trump called the "four horsewomen of the apocalypse" put fear into him to devote so much of his time when so much more is happening that needs his immediate attention.

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The more these four "carry on" the more electable Trump will become in 2020, todate the Democrats haven't put forward one potential candidate that has common sense policies that would meaning anything to the average American voter except more taxes, more Government debt and Open borders.

Paul Joseph Watson put out two decent videos on some of the "four"

IIhan Omar

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GdfMp4zgpFI

Cortez

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z70MO8I9rJ4&t=3s

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Former first lady Michelle Obama in a tweet Friday made an oblique reference to President Donald Trump's racist jabs against a foursome of first-term congresswomen of color, saying that "what truly makes our country great is its diversity."

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Personally, I want "The Squad" to keep talking. It will mean more votes from centrist democrats who don't buy into what they're selling for President Trump.

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