Georgetown University sociology professor Michael Eric Dyson on Tuesday took a hammer to Trump supporter Steve Cortes over his excuses for President Donald Trump’s tweet about immigrants “breeding” in California.
After Cortes acknowledged that Trump could have phrased his tweet about “breeding” immigrants better, Dyson pointed out that all of Trump’s language surrounding undocumented immigrants serves to take away their humanity.
“The point is not simply the turn of phrase, it is the viciousness with which that phrase is communicated and it’s the body of belief that that phrase intends to communicate,” he said. “This is a president who is profoundly anti-immigrant, especially against brown people… if the president doesn’t understand that, shame on him!”
“That is so unfair and just not true,” Cortes complained, before noting that he was of Latino descent while also being a Trump supporter.
Host Alisyn Camerota chimed in to note that outright white nationalists such as Richard Spencer have similarly used the term “breeding” to describe immigrants’ behavior as a way to dehumanize them, although Cortes insisted that Trump couldn’t possibly know that racists talk about immigrants that way since he purportedly “doesn’t pay attention” to them.
Dyson, however, was ready to once again crush Cortes’ arguments, and he said that Trump doesn’t deserve the benefit of the doubt after he described some of the white supremacists at last year’s march in Charlottesville as “very fine people.”
“Shame on you, Mr. President,” he said. “Grow up.”
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