“The View” co-host Joy Behar sounded the alarm on the increasingly dehumanizing rhetoric coming from President Donald Trump and his allies.
Behar warned Wednesday that tactic has historically preceded waves of state-sanctioned violence, as Trump and his apologists defend child detention centers for immigrants.
“It seems as though the rhetoric is getting worse, to me,” Behar said. “We have Ann Coulter — nobody takes her seriously any way — she says they are actors. We have Laura Ingraham saying this is summer camp. We have Corey Lewandowski (saying) ‘womp-womp’ on a Down syndrome child.”
She then quoted the president’s tweet from Tuesday, blaming Democrats for the directive he ordered and could end.
Democrats are the problem. They don’t care about crime and want illegal immigrants, no matter how bad they may be, to pour into and infest our Country, like MS-13. They can’t win on their terrible policies, so they view them as potential voters!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 19, 2018
“Now, the word ‘infest,’ I think, is a buzzword,” Behar said. “The Nazis used it against the Jews, they said vermin. In the Vietnam War, they were calling the North Vietnamese the gooks. This is a way to dehumanize human beings.”
“Once you start calling people names about that they’re insects, vermin, that they’re lower than humans — then the murders can begin,” she added. “I’m not saying that’s happening, I’m not saying that’s happening. I’m looking at history. I want people to notice the rhetoric.”
Trump official removed after illegally serving 424 days as head of the Bureau of Land Management: report
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"federal judge ruled Friday that the Trump administration's leading steward of public lands has been serving unlawfully and has blocked him from continuing in the position. U.S. District Judge Brian Morris said U.S. Bureau of Land Management acting director William Perry Pendley served unlawfully for 424 days without being confirmed to the post by the U.S. Senate," the Associated Press reported Friday.
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Lincoln Project likens Lindsey Graham to an abused dog for being ‘violently out-fundraised’ in South Carolina re-election campaign
Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) is facing a huge fundraising shortage -- despite being an incumbent Republican senator running in South Carolina.
As he's been trailing Democrat Jaime Harrison in fundraising, Graham has repeatedly gone on Fox News to beg for donations.
“My opponent will raise almost $100 million in the state of South Carolina,” Graham complained to Fox and Friends on Thursday.