Thursday, July 18, 2019
At an arena rally in Greenville, North Carolina, on Wednesday evening, President Donald Trump quadrupled down on his recent racist attacks on four female Democratic lawmakers. He also chastised one of them for using "the big, fat, vicious ... F-word" against him, alleging, "that's not somebody that loves our country." "She looks down with contempt on the hardworking American, saying that ignorance is pervasive in many parts of this country," the president said of Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN), to cheering from the crowd, many of whom began chanting, "Send her back!" -- enthusiastically joining in on the collective anti-Omar hate. Trump, of course, did nothing to object to the chant, and soon thereafter reiterated his position on the four congresswomen and like-minded Americans: "If they don't love [the country], tell them to leave it."
This is an increasing sentiment. People feel a legitimate response to pointing out wrongs is to say "stop talking about it", "it's hysteria to talk about it", "it's hateful to America/armed forces to talk about it", if you talk about it then they will vote against Dems", and other variations.
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