Analysis: Trump questions the American-ness of another non-White candidate
He breathed life into the baseless theory that Harris cannot serve in the White House because her parents are immigrants.
briefing at the White House on Thursday, a reporter asked Trump what he thought about it. Rather than disavow it or even distance himself from it, Trump breathed life into the notion. Here’s what he said:So I just heard that. I heard it today that she doesn’t meet the requirements. And by the way, the lawyer who wrote that piece is a very highly qualified, very talented lawyer. I have no idea if that’s right. I would have assumed the Democrats would have checked that out before she gets chosen to run for vice president. But that’s a very serious — you’re saying that, they’re saying that she doesn’t qualify because she wasn’t born in this country.
The reporter explained that Harris was born in the United States; her parents weren’t. Trump responded: “I don’t know about it. I just heard about it. I’ll certainly take a look.”The Washington Post’s Fact CheckerEllis and Trump four Pinocchios for these claims
.Trump didn’t outright say Harris couldn’t serve, but he left the question out there. And as we saw with the rumors he propagated about Barack Obama’s eligibility, raising questions is enough to fuel suspicions. Trump was the most prominent conspiracy theorist on Obama, seeking publicity to fuel the false rumors that Obama wasn’t born in the United States. It wasn’t until the very end of the 2016 election when he somewhat reluctantly said at a campaign event: “President Obama was born in the United States. Period.” (And then he accused Hillary Clinton’s campaign of starting the rumor.)
ADADThe Obama birther movement was Trump’s biggest foray into the political world, as he toyed with running for president. When he was running for president, he questioned whether his Republican opponent, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tex.), could serve because he was born in Canada. Now that Trump is president, it’s not clear whether questioning Harris’s qualifications is a strategy or something that was thrown at him that he latched on to.
But it’s certainly politically questionable.Trump’s instincts to attack his opponents in racial and gendered ways aren’t serving him in the polls right now. He is trailing Biden substantially in national polls and key swing states, and that’s primarily because Americans disapprove of his handling of the coronavirus pandemic. But Trump’s handling of the protests of racial injustice this summer has also hurt his reelection chances. Rather than make an effort to empathize with the protesters, whose cause
, he spent more energy trying to demonize the protesters as radical.ADADNow, a number of Republicans and Republican strategists worry that Trump is pushing away suburban voters (who are increasingly diverse) with his rhetoric on protests and race.The numbers show why.
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A valid question . When will you guys report on the brutal murder of CannonHinnant the innocent 5 year old!? Did you guys actually watch the press conference? Trump said he didn’t know about it and moved on to the next question. You guys make a big deal about nothing. Why don’t you report the actual news stop acting like teenage gossip girls.
I'd question her credentials like Tulsi did, but that's just me.
DOJ accuses Yale of illegally discriminating against white and Asian American applicantsBREAKING: U.S. Justice Dept. accuses Yale University of illegally discriminating against Asian American and white students in admissions, a major escalation of the admin.'s attacks on affirmative action. The U.S. Supreme Court has repeatedly rejected efforts to stop affirmative action in college admissions, which the court has said can be justified as a way to achieve diversity in the student body. The U.S. Supreme Court has repeatedly rejected efforts to stop affirmative action in college admissions, which the court has said can be justified as a way to achieve diversity in the student body. Now DOJ bullying Yale University for illegal discrimination against white student n Asian, it’s hard to believe those headlines, I just feel it’s a personal agenda
Justice Department accuses Yale of discriminating against Asian American and White applicantsThe Justice Department has accused Yale University of discriminating against Asian American and White applicants in its undergraduate admissions process If the racial quotas are not considered in the admission process the population of Asian students would be close to 95%. Both groups are overrepresented in the STEM admissions program...so how does Yale plan to correct this inequality? Isn’t that Yale’s sweet spot
DOJ accuses Yale of discriminating against Asian American, white applicantsABC Democrat News does another race baiting story of a black guy getting bitten by a police dog. NOT ONE MENTION THAT THE GUY BROKE A RESTRAINING ORDER. Funny how democrat news works. What is the latest of CannonHinnant or are you still ignoring the brutal murder of a 5 year old boy in front of his sisters? More like this from Biden BlacksForTrump
DOJ: Yale Discriminates Against Asian American and White Applicants In AdmissionsThe Justice Department accused Yale University of discriminating against Asian American and white applicants in its undergraduate admissions process after conducting a two-year investigation. The current justice department? Really? Wow. Shocking. *** sarcasm *** Its called racism Like biden I’m glad to see the Justice Department focused on key problems instead of, say, the Postal Department shutdown
Trump White House Mulls Entry Ban For U.S. Citizens Thought To Have COVID-19The plan could be the latest effort by the Trump administration to use the pandemic to rein in immigration and border entry rules. trump is old news. FREEMASONS TO THE END Interesting
White House weighing whether Trump can sidestep Congress to cut taxes: report - Business InsiderBusiness Insider is a fast-growing business site with deep financial, media, tech, and other industry verticals. Launched in 2007, the site is now the largest business news site on the web. Spoiler Alert: No, he can’t. Taxing and spending is Congress’ role under Article I of the Constitution. Might as well try. Should give Biden an idea of what Republicans will surely also be totally cool with him getting away with too Yes. Great idea. Cut the main source of revenue for the govt as we spend trillions to spur demand. Sometimes you wonder how Donald trump went bankrupt so many times. Then you remember: he’s a fucking idiot who will fuck whomever he needs to. Problem is this is our government.