In a story on President Donald Trump’s racial fear mongering over a refugee caravan making it’s way north from Central America, The New York Times provided a fascinating anecdote explaining how the commander-in-chief’s efforts are succeeding with some in his base.
“President Trump on Monday sharply intensified a Republican campaign to frame the midterm elections as a battle over immigration and race, issuing a dark and factually baseless warning that “unknown Middle Easterners” were marching toward the American border with Mexico,” The Times reported. “But Mr. Trump’s dystopian imagery has clearly left an impression with some.”
One elderly Trump supporter living near the Canadian border sounded terrified of the refugees.
“Carol Shields, 75, a Republican in northern Minnesota, said she was afraid that migrant gangs could take over people’s summer lake homes in the state,” The Times reported.
“What’s to stop them?” Shields asked. “We have a lot of people who live on lakes in the summer and winter someplace else.”
“When they come back in the spring, their house would be occupied,” she predicted.