Tag: Greenville (NC)

Trump Sets the Terms on Racial Division. Do Democrats Know What to Do?

GREENVILLE, N.C. — President Trump waited for 13 seconds, as the chants from the crowd of thousands grew louder. “Send her home!” the North Carolina audience yelled, mimicking Mr. Trump’s recent tweet attacking a Somali-born Democratic congresswoman. “Treason!” one man screamed. “Traitor!” shouted another. The moment Wednesday night, a microcosm of the angry tribalism that […]

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Trump’s Art of Disavowing a Disavowal

WASHINGTON — President Trump on Friday demonstrated the limited influence of allies or advisers who try to steer him away from pre-election racial and cultural fights. He walked back his disavowal of a racially loaded chant at a campaign rally less than 24 hours after making it. Acquiescing to behind-the-scenes pressure from nervous Republican lawmakers […]

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Ilhan Omar Slams Trump as ‘Fascist’ While He Cries ‘Wasn’t Me’ on the ‘Send Her Back’ Chants

Rep. Ilhan Omar speaking at a press conference to introduce a piece of legislation in Washington, D.C., June 19, 2019Photo: Stefani Reynolds (Getty) Minnesota Rep. Ilhan Omar struck back Thursday against Donald Trump and his “Send her back”-braying fans, saying the raucous catcalls were not so much about her, but about what Trump stands for: […]

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The Real Meaning of ‘Send Her Back!’

Donald Trump insists he’s not a racist. This is, increasingly, a bit beside the point. What is excruciatingly clear, and what matters most right now, is that he has chosen to ground his politics and his presidency in fomenting racial hatred. Whatever he may feel in his bones, he is an avid race warrior. That […]

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At Trump Rally, Chants of ‘Send Her Back’ as President Attacks Liberals

GREENVILLE, N.C. — President Trump road-tested his attacks on four Democratic congresswomen on Wednesday, casting them as avatars of anti-American radicalism and reiterating his call for them to leave the country, as a raucous crowd chanted, “Send her back! Send her back!” The performance here was a preview of a slash-and-burn re-election strategy that depicts […]

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At North Carolina Rally, Trump Bets on Divisive Attacks as Way to Bolster Re-election Bid

GREENVILLE, N.C. — President Trump road-tested his attacks on four Democratic congresswomen on Wednesday, casting them as avatars of anti-American radicalism and reiterating his call for them to leave the country, in a preview of a slash-and-burn re-election strategy that depicts Mr. Trump as a bulwark against a “dangerous, militant hard left.” “These left-wing ideologues […]

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#TrumpRally Erupts in Raucous Chants of ‘Send Her Back’ as Trump Goes After Minnesota’s Ilhan Omar

Donald Trump at a MAGA rally in Greenville, N.C., July 17, 2019, where a raucous crowd chanted “Send her back” in reference to Minnesota Rep. Ilhan Omar, who’s a Somali-born American citizen.Photo: Zach Gibson (Getty) Donald Trump ramped up his efforts Wednesday night to demonize the four progressive, freshman congresswomen informally known as “the Squad,” […]

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