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Trump’s motto for leadership comes straight from Machiavelli’s “The Prince” — “He who seeks to deceive will always find someone who will allow himself to be deceived.” That pretty much sums up Trump.
He depicts the caravan of immigrants as merciless violent gang members at our border for which the military must be deployed immediately. Untrue. The caravan is a thousand miles away and represents brutalized people fleeing oppressive violence.
At rallies, his supporters scream their appreciation for this entertainment. He loves it, they love it, and then, poof — like magic, no election, no emergency.
Trump’s pitch to revoke constitutionally protected birthright citizenship to children born in this country of undocumented parents is another unlawful “idea” propagated just for rallies, gone after the election.
It’s impossible, Trump knows it, because everyone surrounding him is telling him it’s impossible. This constitutional protection was created specifically to give citizenship to the children of the first undocumented immigrants forced to come here — slaves. Yet he persists in spreading this deceit and his supporters cheers him on. Years earlier, indoctrinated Germans also stood by, some cheered, while citizenship was stripped from Jews born in Germany. You can rationalize anything.
And then there’s the evil Democrats, stealing jobs, medicine, food and your right to vote and giving it to undocumented immigrants, again, gone after the election. Now Trump says things like Nancy Pelosi deserves to be speaker and, who knows, we might get along.
Trump will say anything to get what he wants, and therein lies the rub. People who read nothing but propaganda and see it repeated 10,000 times on social media believe it. So, Democrats, the press or anyone questioning these things are portrayed as hateful.
All the conservative blather about what Maxine Waters and Eric Holder say isn’t nearly as material as what is said by Trump. They aren’t president. Trump is and he’s sociopathic.
I’m sorry for our country. I’m sorry fearmongering, racism and lies are the GOP’s political playbook, overlooked by its supporters, particularly when accompanied with a nostrum of economic propaganda.
Deborah A. Baro