Rachel Maddow linked the Trumps courting anti-Semites and the wave of mass shootings of white supremacists.
They don’t just happen to be linked in the news. You are connected. White supremacist mass murder in Buffalo, white supremacist mass murder in El Paso, white supremacist mass murder in Pittsburgh. Now the white supremacist mass murder in Allen, Texas is emerging. In a nation that recoils, ashamed and disgusted, there are also these obvious connections, right?
Between this bleeding, ragged right-wing mass violence and the bleeding, ragged right-wing fringe of politics. The most mainstream electoral politics of the Republicans. So does the mainstream and most successful right-wing media. But also this former president and his family and his former officials and the way he is currently running for president again. They literally invite that Hitler was rightfully outspoken anti-Semites who put Stars of David, Jewish stars, on the heads of their enemies to tell the people that we must be after them. They invite people like that to their events with the highest-ranking members of their government, and it’s all happening while that person is running for president again.
And it’s happening amid this relentless wave of mass killings motivated by white supremacists. Are these two things separate? Are these two things just very disturbing parallel tracks that will never meet and never did? Or is one an anchor for the other? Does the fact that both are happening at the same time in our country frankly accelerate both? Accelerate racial radicalism and anti-seitism as a political tool and just accelerate street violence. Do they work together and if so, how? If they work together, how can we stop this?
As CNN elevates Trump by giving him a national town hall during prime time, Rachel Maddow tells the truth about Trump’s wooing of white nationalists and anti-Semites.
CNN is trying to normalize Trump and treat him like another candidate. CNN would prefer you to ignore the racism and bigotry that Trump and his children are literally hosting.
Anti-Semites and white supremacists existed in the Republican Party long before Trump, but the failed former president has brought them to the surface and encouraged them.
Rachel Maddow went where CNN will never go by connecting Trump and the white supremacist firm he runs.
Jason is the managing editor. He is also a White House press pool and congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a bachelor’s degree in political science. His thesis focused on public policy with a specialization in social reform movements.
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