Setting aside the daily and not so subtle racism of the DR Left, any time you tell someone to "go back from where you came from", that is a racist statement.
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Glad, and somewhat surprised, to see a Republican say this.
In my experience, you try to convince Republicans that "go back where you came from" is racist and they claim that race has nothing to do with it. That they are targeting people because they are FOREIGN, not because of their race (even though you almost NEVER see this leveled at a white foreigner). And, in any case it is usually hard to PROVE that to them that it is said based upon race and not just the fact the person was not born in the US.
In this case it is clear, because three of the women were born in the US that Trump told to "go back". It is obvious that he either is telling them to "go back" solely because of their race, or assumed they were foreign because of their race (which amounts to the same thing). Unlike where someone says this to a foreigner, it is absolutely clear that this is racist regardless of what someone's "intentions" were (there are no non-racist intentions).
But with Omar you STILL have Republicans claiming the "Send her back" chants are not racist because she IS foreign born. Which, as I have admitted in previous posts COULD be claimed as not racist IF it had not followed on the heels (and built off of) Trump's definitively racist tweets.
I still think that just about all instances of "go back from where you came from" are racist because 99% of the time they come from a racist place, but I am forced to equivocate and admit it is POSSIBLE it wasn't racist because of that 1%.
And, just to clarify, "go back where you came from" is ALWAYS an ad hominem logical fallacy, so has no place in any intelligent debate. And, in the few cases where it isn't RACIST, it is still NATIVIST, which is also disgusting and un-American (but not quite as bad as actual racism). So I do not defending using that phrase against ANYONE. Just pointing out that people who take exception to being branded racist over it do have a tiny loophole they can try to squeeze through.