The Incumbent’s Klan Rally Last Night

Thursday, July 18th 2019

A sampling of commentary on Trump’s Klan rally last nite:

“A cult of white supremacists chanting “send her back” in support of Donald Trump’s racist attack on Ilhan Omar. Fascism spreads like wildfire. Especially when it comes from the President of the United States of America. Chilling to my core.”

~David Lammy, Member of the British Parliament

“This was a Klan rally. If they light a cross or two and the words stay the same, it’s the Platonic ideal of what the Klu Klux Klan would want in a presidential campaign rally.” ~David Simon, Creator of The Wire , former Baltimore Sun reporter

“Sometimes I don’t know what to say and just seethe” ~Preet Bharara, Former US Attorney, SDNY

“We are now living in the kind of moment we all grew up thinking we would do anything to prevent.”

~Anand Giridharadas, Editor Time Magazine

“If 20 high school students chanted this at a classmate how many would be expelled? If 20 employees yelled this at a colleague how many would be fired? If 20 Army soldiers aimed this at a platoon mate how many would be discharged? How much of US will accept this as a new standard?”

~Ronald Brownstein, CNN Political analyst

“When — not if — he says the N-word, or it comes out that he did, he and his enablers will find a way to say that the target deserved it, or that it’s justified. It will then become a rally chant. There is no red line, people. The only line left is each individual’s moral compass.”

~Asha Rangappa, Former FBI Special Agent, Yale Law School Faculty

From Arthur Lewbel:

From my friends J. Rosen, C. Morgan and S. Langley, respectively:

And from AOC Herself:

“To all those scared for our future: we can get through this better than we started. We have the power to triumph over hatred, division, and bigotry. But decency cannot be taken for granted. It is something we must create, advance, and actively work to build each and every day.”

~ Alexandria Ocasio Cortez, Member of Congress, 14th district NY

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