Tag: the squad

Ilhan Omar Is Already Changing Washington

This week, Donald Trump opened a new front in his war against women of color in Congress. “It would show great weakness if Israel allowed Rep. Omar and Rep. Tlaib to visit,” the president tweeted Thursday morning, referring to Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib, two young Muslim Democrats who make up half of the progressive […]

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The Destructive Politics of White Amnesia

For all of his bumbling verbosity and avuncular artlessness, Democratic front-runner Joe Biden serves as a remarkably elegant illustration of all that ails the Democratic Party’s bid to retake the White House in 2020. Trump’s breathtaking weaponization of the Republican Party into the party of white nationalism should, at minimum, make the parameters of the […]

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The Media Is Missing the Real Story of Trump’s Racism

In August 2017, three men from rural Illinois—members of one of our country’s numerous heavily armed and rather poorly regulated “militias”—drove to Bloomington, Minnesota, just south of Minneapolis, to plant an IED in the Dar al-Farooq Islamic Center. Following their arrest, two of the men admitted their guilt. They had set out from Illinois, they […]

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Trump’s Presence at Virginia Event Marking Key Jamestown Anniversary’s No Present; Many Boycott, Protest

Virginia state Del. Ibraheem Samirah holds up a sign as Donald Trump delivers remarks during the 400th anniversary celebration of the first representative legislative assembly at Jamestown on July 30, 2019 in Jamestown, Va. Photo: Zach Gibson (Getty) An event to mark the 400th anniversary of the legislative start of Jamestown, Va.—the English colonial settlement […]

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Trump’s Presence at Virginia Event Marking Jamestown Anniversary Brings Boycott, Protest

Virginia state Del. Ibraheem Samirah holds up a sign as Donald Trump delivers remarks during the 400th anniversary celebration of the first representative legislative assembly at Jamestown on July 30, 2019, in Jamestown, Va. Photo: Zach Gibson (Getty) An event to mark the 400th anniversary of the legislative start of Jamestown, Va.,—the English colonial settlement […]

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Trump Keeps Doing These Racist Morning Tweetstorms Because They Work

Photo: Drew Angerer (Getty Images) President Trump started out as the racist old man standing on his Twitter lawn yelling about the black kids driving fast through the neighborhood. Yes, he’s only yelling at the black kids, because he’s racist. With time and higher approval ratings, the further he goes into his racist bag; the […]

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Pelosi, Ocasio-Cortez Make Nice and Come to a Meeting of the Minds

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) walks out of her office after a meeting with Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.), on Capitol Hill July 26, 2019. Photo: Mark Wilson (Getty) Looks like Nancy Pelosi and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez have decided to bury the hatchet. The dean of the House Democrats and the high-profile star of the party’s progressive […]

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Where Would You Like Us to Go Back To, Mr. President?

Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) participates in a panel discussion during the Muslim Collective For Equitable Democracy Conference and Presidential Forum on July 23, 2019 in Washington, DC.Photo: Chip Somodevilla (Getty Images) When I came to this country, America stood as a nation of hope to young children in forgotten and faraway lands. It once welcomed […]

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Trump’s Doing It Again. And by ‘It’ I Mean Attacking ‘The Squad’

Photo: Chip Somodevilla (Getty Images) The president of the United States is a… At this point I want to be outraged but the president of the United States is a joke and he’s exactly what racist white men and 53 percent of white women wanted in office. He’s all the negative things I could think […]

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Poll Finds Americans Fearful Heated Rhetoric Will Fan Flames of Violence

Donald Trump takes the podium before speaking during a political rally on July 17, 2019, in Greenville, N.C., where supporters chanted “Send her back” in reference to frequent Trump critic Rep. Ilhan Omar.Photo: Zach Gibson (Getty) A majority of Americans fear all the racist and otherwise offensive rah rah being spewed in the name of […]

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Rep. Ilhan Omar Receives Hero’s Welcome at Minnesota Airport; Jealous Trump Says It Was Staged, Claims Media Has ‘Sick Partnership’ With the Squad

Photo: Stefani Reynolds (Getty Images) After all of the threats and fighting with the president of the United States, Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) arrived home and was greeted with a hero’s welcome at Minneapolis−Saint Paul International on Thursday. A crowd of Omar supporters showed up just to cheer the congresswoman, who recently found herself on […]

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What They Mean When They Say ‘Send Her Back’

Photo: Joe Raedle (Getty Images) What is an American? Is it defined by borders, treaties, laws and the Constitution or is it a nebulous set of mutable ideas and fluctuating standards? And who gets to decide? Is it as everchanging as this country’s boundary lines or was it set in stone by the cabal of […]

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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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‘We Are Where We Belong’: Rep. Ilhan Omar Refuses to Allow Trump and His Supporters to Silence Her

One day after the Trump rally in Greenville, N.C., where he allowed his supporters to shout “send her back” in reference to Rep. Ilhan Omar, the Minnesota congresswoman shares why defending Trump and his hateful rhetoric is wrong, as well as why dissent is patriotic. She also responds to Lindsey Graham’s stance that Trump’s comments […]

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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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Poll Finds Trump’s Racist Dog Whistle Works With Racists; Republican Support Increases After Racist Tweets

Photo: Mark Wilson (Getty Images) Well, it looks like President Trump’s racist tweet targeting the fab four freshmen congresswomen is working; not only has he distracted the public from his relationship with convicted pedophile Jeffrey Epstein, his Republican base has heard the call and his support has increased. According to a Reuters/Ipsos poll, after the […]

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Kellyanne Conway Goes on Unhinged Rant and Asks Reporter ‘What’s Your Ethnicity?’

Photo: Chip Somodevilla (Getty Images) I don’t know why we are forced to live in a world where Kellyanne Conway talks to reporters but this is the life Donald Trump has created. On Tuesday, Conway spoke to journalists—and things took a really weird turn. According to the Daily Beast, Andrew Feinberg, a writer for BeltwayBreakfast.com […]

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#TheSquad Claps Back at Trump’s ‘Go Back’ to Your Own Country Comments, Saying They Won’t Take the Bait

U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) speaks as Reps. Ayanna Pressley (D-Mass.), Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.), and Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.) listen during a press conference at the Capitol, July 15, 2019. Photo: Alex Wroblewski (Getty) Congress’ Fab Freshmen squaded up against Donald Trump Monday, calling his attacks on them racist click bait that wasn’t going to deter […]

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Trump Says Racist Nonsense Because He Means It and Because He Knows He Can Win on It

Photo: Photo by Alex Wong (Getty Images) Donald Trump, in a series of tweets from Sunday night to well into Monday morning, doubled down on his racist, xenophobic criticism of four Democratic congresswomen, Reps. Ilhan Omar, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Rashida Tlaib, and Ayanna Pressley. After calling on the congresswomen to go back to their countries and […]

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