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Trump’s brand of racism is fueling the white nationalist movement worldwide: report

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According to a report at HuffPo, white nationalist movements in countries around the world are looking with admiration at the rise of President Donald Trump and modeling some of their rhetoric after his.

The report notes that racist elements in countries including Canada and Germany have even taken to wearing Trump’s “Make America Great Again” red hats as part of their own homeland drive to attack minorities.

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“‘Make America Great Again’ has become more than a U.S. political slogan … for white nationalist, radical right and anti-immigrant extremists all over the world, it’s a symbol; a kind of political messaging that transcends the specifics of country and language,” the report explains.

According to one expert, the implicit message that the hat delivers in the U.S. transcends borders.

“The hat and the MAGA acronym have really become shorthand for this white nationalist movement,” explained Barbara Perry, a professor at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology.

According to a 2018 study undertaken by extremism researcher J.M. Berger, the most common word found on alt-right Twitter and social media accounts was “MAGA” along with “Trump supporter.”

“This embrace of pro-Trump symbols isn’t limited to social media,” the report continues. “MAGA hats and slogans have shown up in Britain at rallies supporting anti-Muslim activist Tommy Robinson, on banners in Australia following the terror attack in Christchurch, New Zealand, and as an accessory for prominent European white nationalists who wear it to troll their fellow citizens.”

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The report goes on to note that, “MAGA symbols abroad aren’t solely the province of extremists, but they tend to attract a certain type. Anti-immigrant, anti-Muslim politicians, in particular, have adopted the Trump-associated slogans and paraphernalia.”

According to the report, far-right politicians overseas are also studying the way Trump inflames white nationalist passions and are adopting his ways to bash immigrants within their own countries.

“Beyond mimicking Trump’s rhetoric to rile up nationalist sentiment in their own countries, the international far right embraces the U.S. president because he helps bolster the narrative of rising support for a global anti-immigrant, anti-establishment movement,” the report continues. ” When the most powerful person in the world says that ‘Islam hates us’ and attempts to ban Muslim immigration, it’s proof that perhaps other world leaders can achieve a similar goal.”

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WATCH: Franklin Graham tells Jeanine Pirro coronavirus pandemic is because of people sinning

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Franklin Graham blamed sinners for the COVID-19 coronavirus epidemic during a Saturday night appearance on Fox News.

Host Jeanine Pirro noted the growing death toll and wondered how God could let that happen.

"Well, I don't think it's God's plan for this to happen," Graham said.

"It's because of the sin that's in the world, judge," he argued.

"Man has turned his back on God, we have sinned against him, and we need to ask for God's forgiveness and that's what Easter's all about," he continued.

"This pandemic, this is the result of a fallen world that has turned its back on God," he added.

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Drought causing water shortage amid coronavirus crisis in Chile

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With historically low river flows and reservoirs running dry due to drought, people in central Chile have found themselves particularly vulnerable to the coronavirus pandemic.

Years of resource exploitation and lax legislation have allowed most reservoirs in that part of the country to run dry.

"There are now 400,000 families, nearly 1.5 million people approximately, whose supply of 50 liters of water a day depends on tankers," Rodrigo Mundaca, spokesman for the Movement for the Defense of Water, the Earth and the Protection of the Environment, told AFP.

One of the main pieces of advice to protect people against coronavirus is to wash your hands regularly.

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Trump warns of ‘tough week’ ahead — after the United States surpassed 300,000 coronavirus victims

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US President Donald Trump warned Americans on Saturday to brace for a "very horrendous" number of coronavirus deaths in the coming days as the total number of global fatalities from the pandemic soared past 60,000.

As confirmed COVID-19 cases in the United States surpassed 300,000 with more than 8,300 deaths, there was some encouraging news in Italy and Spain.

Europe continues to bear the brunt of the epidemic, however, accounting for over 45,000 of the worldwide deaths, and Britain reported a new daily high in fatalities.

There are now more than 1.17 million confirmed coronavirus cases around the world and there have been 63,437 deaths since the virus emerged in China late last year.

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