President Donald Trump has just posted a tweet claiming with zero evidence that there are “unknown Middle Easterners” among the migrants from Honduras and other Central American countries making their way toward the U.S. border.
It’s unclear what “unknown Middle Easterners” means, or why they would pose a threat. All of the migrants are unknown, as they have not yet reached the U.S. border to request asylum. And there is no basis on fact for his “unknown Middle Easterners” claim.
President Donald Trump’s fear-mongering tweet just two weeks before the midterms is another example of his fascistic use of racism and ignorance to drum up his base to get them to the polls.
What Trump is actually saying is the strongest nation on earth is afraid of a few thousand poverty-stricken migrants literally running for their lives.
Here’s his tweet, typo and all:
Daniel Dale of The Toronto Star proves Trump is lying:
Follow the bouncing ball: 1) Guatemala’s president said at a conference that they had arrested, over some period, 100 people linked to terror. Completely unrelated to the caravan. 2) Right-wing sites used that to raise caravan fears. 3) Fox joined in. 4) The president joined in. pic.twitter.com/6dxKq2HEK8ADVERTISEMENT
— Daniel Dale (@ddale8) October 22, 2018
John Dean explains the big mistake Hope Hicks made by stonewalling Congress
Former White House counsel John Dean, a key figure in the Watergate scandal, said Wednesday on CNN that there was a serious flaw in the attempt to prevent longtime Trump confidant Hope Hicks from testifying to Congress.
White House lawyers have asserted that Hicks has absolute immunity and is not legally required to testify about her time as Trump's director of communications. Hicks testified Wednesday during a closed-door hearing before the House Judiciary Committee — where she reportedly refused to answer questions about her White House job.
"Privilege is not being asserted here. Instead, the White House says that Hicks has absolute immunity regarding the time that she spent at 1600 Pennsylvania. Does absolute immunity even exist? And if so, can you explain to me the difference between the two?" CNN host Brooke Baldwin asked Dean.
GOP gangs up on AOC: Top Republican demands Ocasio-Cortez apologize to the entire world – she refuses
The Republican machine is in fifth gear right now, speeding to attack one of their top Democratic targets: Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY).
At issue, a video the New York Democrat recorded in which she calls the migrant detention camps on the U.S. Southern border "concentration camps."
Economist mocks GOP for trying to pin racism on Democrats — after telling a harrowing story about anti-black economic envy
Economist Julianne Malveaux explained to the House Judiciary Committee on Wednesday that there was a time in the United States where black Americans were actually closing the wealth gap with white Americans -- until white Americans rioted and burned their property.
During her testimony at a hearing on reparations, Malveaux recounted the horrific story of the destruction of "Black Wall Street," which was a location in Tulsa, Oklahoma that was known for its high concentration of black-owned businesses and black wealth.
The area's prosperity came to an end in 1921 when white Tulsa residents used baseless accusation of a black man sexually assaulting a white woman as a justification to chase out all black residents and set fire to their neighborhoods. Hundreds of black residents were killed in the riots and the majority fled the city.