We Are All Beto O'Rourke Saying WHAT THE F*CK, JESUS CHRIST, OF COURSE TRUMP'S A RACIST!
Beto O'Rourke is through with it. As some have said on Twitter, he had one fuck left to give, and he just gave it.
Addressing reporters from El Paso after a white male terrorist murdered 20 people in his beloved hometown, O'Rourke turned a question about Donald Trump's role in the violence back on the reporters themselves.
What do you think? You know the shit he's been saying. He's been calling Mexican immigrants rapists and criminals. Like, members of the press, what the FUCK? It's these questions that you know the answers to. I mean, connect the dots about what he's been doing in this country. He's not tolerating racism, he's promoting racism. He's not tolerating violence, he's inciting racism and violence in this country. So, I just ... I don't know what kind of question that is.
Neither do we.
This president’s open racism is an invitation to violence. The writing has been on the wall since his maiden speech… https://t.co/iTeZuba950— Beto O'Rourke (@Beto O'Rourke)1565010223.0
"The writing has been on the wall since his maiden speech coming down that escalator describing Mexican immigrants as rapists and criminals," Mr. O'Rourke, a former congressman from Texas, said on MSNBC's "Morning Joe."
"The actions that follow cannot surprise us, and anyone who is surprised is part of this problem right now, including members of the media who ask, hey Beto, do you think the president is racist? Well Jesus Christ, of course he's racist," he said.
Jesus Christ, OF COURSE he is. And Trump's evangelical supporters are likely more offended that Beto O'Rourke said the Lord's name in vain than they are that Trump regularly incites racist hatred and violence against entire populations.
O'Rourke noted that these times in America are quite a lot like Germany in the 1930s, which is a thing he SHOULD say, because it's true:
"All people of one religion inherently defective and should be banned from the shores of this country — the only modern western democracy that I can think of that said anything close to this is the Third Reich, Nazi Germany."
O'Rourke is, of course, absolutely correct about the media's laziness and unwillingness to call a racist a fucking racist. As we recall, it took until Trump told four congresswomen of color to go back where they came from for much of the mainstream media to finally definitively call Trump's racism for what it is. In media time, that was approximately five minutes ago.
But as O'Rourke pointed out, this is a president who literally started his campaign by calling immigrants rapists and criminals. And a year before that, five years ago to the day, Trump was tweeting this, at the same time he was also running the racist birther campaign against the sitting president of the United States:
Our government now imports illegal immigrants and deadly diseases. Our leaders are inept.— Donald J. Trump (@Donald J. Trump)1407243355.0
Here's Trump at one of his Hitler rallies talking about what we should do with migrants at the border. It wasn't he who suggested we should shoot them, but it made him laugh when one of his supporters said it:
Trump, talking about migrants on the southern border: “How do you stop these people?” Crowd: “Shoot them.” Trump,… https://t.co/RPlNpl8AXf— Tim O'Brien (@Tim O'Brien)1564930901.0
None of this is a mystery. It's been right in front of our faces this entire time. And now, we've had two mass shootings in a 24-hour period, and some people are going to hit the fainting couch because Beto O'Rourke accurately called out Donald Trump's role in it. And Beto said cusses!
Let's check in on the president this morning and see what he's doing to heal our land:
....this legislation with desperately needed immigration reform. We must have something good, if not GREAT, come ou… https://t.co/RgrBOhEU9F— Donald J. Trump (@Donald J. Trump)1565002489.0
Translation: "I want to use this terrorist attack so I can build WALL and hopefully also hurt more immigrants in different ways.
On "Morning Joe," House Judiciary Committee Chair Jerry Nadler drew the Hitler comparison, specifically between that tweet and 1930's Germany:
During an interview on MSNBC's Morning Joe, House Judiciary Chair Jerry Nadler (D-NY) said Trump's attempt to link background checks with new immigration restrictions "reminds me of the 1930s in Germany."
"What's the connection between background checks for guns and immigration reform? That we have to keep guns out of the hands out of the invading hordes of less-than-human people coming across our borders?" Nadler said. "That's disgusting."
Here's another tweet Low-Rent Orange Dumbfuck Hitler sent this morning:
The Media has a big responsibility to life and safety in our Country. Fake News has contributed greatly to the ange… https://t.co/0qoxJBDezb— Donald J. Trump (@Donald J. Trump)1565004774.0
Translation: "And also I want to use these dead bodies I'm stepping over right now to curtail press freedoms in the land of the free and the home of the brave, because the media hurts my feelings and any reporting that makes me look like the dumb fucking shithole I am is FAKE."
As Benji Sarlin notes on Twitter, know who ELSE whined about the fake news in relation to the El Paso terrorist attack? The white supremacist terrorist, in his manifesto.
At press time, Beto O'Rourke hadn't directly called upon the president of the United States to go fuck himself, but Wonkette had.
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