Only days before the election, Donald Trump literally just promised his supporters that under his reign they would be able to segregate their neighborhoods.
Speaking at a rally on Sunday afternoon, the GOP nominee continued to spread the fear and hatred of immigrants, particularly refugees, that has served as the foundation of his bigoted campaign. Trump brazenly told his supporters that if he is elected president on Tuesday, no refugees will be relocated anywhere in the United States “without the support of the local community where they are being placed.”
“A Trump Administration will not admit any refugees without the support of the local community where they are being placed. It’s unfair.”
— Official Team Trump (@TeamTrump) November 7, 2016
“It’s unfair?” Really? Let’s take a look at what is unfair when it comes to refugees, shall we? (Warning: The pictures you are about to see are graphic, but I have a point I’m getting to here.)
This is unfair.
And this is unfair.
These are the faces of the refugees Trump just promised could be voted out of a community based on the prejudices of the people living there. Take a good hard look.
For the record, it is also unfair that not only have these children suffered horrors that no child should ever endure but a presidential candidate using their plight as a fearmongering tool. Even more unfair is that a fascist wannabe is now promising to hang their fate on the number of racist assholes living in any given neighborhood.
The level of bigotry here is as astonishing as the lack of compassion and humanity. Not just that of Trump himself but also that of his supporters. Their candidate just stood on a stage and promised to make segregation the law of the land when it comes to the most desperate and vulnerable people in the world. And Trump’s loyal followers aren’t just okay with that, they are cheering him on. They aren’t just going to vote for him in spite of these abhorrent remarks, they are going to vote for him because of them. It is sickening.
Watch Trump promise his supporters they can segregate their neighborhoods if he is president, here:
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April has studied political science, psychology, and philosophy. Back in the good old days she was a reporter for “old fashioned” print newspapers. In addition to news and politics, she also blogs about service dogs and disability advocacy. As a black woman with a disability, she is fed up with the right-wingers who would prefer that she and others like her didn’t exist.