In Which Donald Trump Disavows His Disavowal of That Vile Racist Chant
Yesterday Donald Trump tried to tell America he didn’t like it when the cult members at his hate rally in North Carolina chanted “SEND HER BACK” about Rep. Ilhan Omar.
A blatantly racist chant, not to belabor the point.
And of course, he lied about “not liking it,” and said he started talking very quickly to stop the chant. Which he didn’t. He stood there smirking and basked in it for more than 10 seconds. Everybody saw him do it, but he lied anyway.
Numerous media outlets reported this “disavowal,” without mentioning that he has repeatedly done this — he does or says something unbelievably disgusting, then issues a weak disavowal when he’s pressured into it, then a day or two later, takes back the disavowal and reiterates whatever horrible thing started it, even more vehemently.
And now, a day later, he’s doing it again.
Trump calls the North Carolina crowd, some of whom chanted ‘send her back,’ “incredible people. Those are incredible patriots.”Trump says of Ilhan Omar: “She’s lucky to be where she is, let me tell you. And the things that she has said are a disgrace to our country.”Via CNN pic.twitter.com/rmuDIZf09A
Because of course he is. He was pressured into “disavowing” the chant, and he always does this when he’s pressured into something.The real question is why so much of the media falls for the initial disavowal and reports it without context, every time. https://t.co/jyAvWczw2n