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Subj: Re: Trump's endorsement of Britain First... puts the nail in this discussion.
Posted: Wed Nov 29, 2017 at 01:55:23 pm CST (Viewed 731 times)
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Posted: Wed Nov 29, 2017 at 12:41:16 pm CST (Viewed 696 times)

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Trump has crossed many lines, but every once in a while he goes too far. During the primaries, he said that the families of terrorists must be targeted for elimination. That's a blatant war crime. That was an enough for me, but the days ticked on and his endorsement of mass murder was largely forgotten.

Now he's president, and while he has engaged in generally abhorrent behavior by any serious metric of ethics and morality, he has generally remained within the boundaries of an ugly human being. Fine.

Then we get to this morning.

Today Trump endorsed Britain First, which are analogous to neo-Nazis in America. These people have been prosecuted for murder and other acts of anti-Muslim violence. These are the worst of the worst. They are a hate group. Trump thinks its appropriate, as the representative of America's credibility, to retweet videos designed to incite hatred and violence against an ethnic group.

The press secretary, Sanders -- paid by America's taxes -- said that it doesn't even matter if the Britain First videos are real or are designed to incite anti-Muslim violence -- that they hammer a message that Trump agrees with.

Trump is now officially and inextricably tied to a white nationalist hate group. And those who support him can no longer look the other way and be taken seriously as people who are not affiliated with this hateful ideology.

The line is drawn here. This far and no further.

I can't even decide which is the more troubling between him re-tweeting the videos to stoke hatred, or his PR person admitting that he used fake news to stoke hatred.

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