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another dog whistle from Trump

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    Now that the midterm elections are a week away, Trump is throwing out promises that he knows he can't keep in order to energize his base. A couple of weeks ago, he started to promise a 10% tax cut to the middle class "in the near future", which he will not be able to deliver on.

    Another idea that he has resurrected is the elimination of birthright citizenship, which he won't be able to deliver on either, even though it's a topic that he has been talking about for a long time. His plan is to simply issue an executive order, which would be thrown out by the courts because it would be a violation of the 14th Amendment, which only Congress can amend. Fortunately, Paul Ryan went on record just a few minutes ago saying that Republicans did not like Trump changing immigration law by executive order, and that reversing the Constitution would be "a lengthy process".

    Pew Research has found that births to undocumented immigrants has been declining, and is now roughly 7% of all births in the country. In addition, America is only one of 33 countries that allow children born within their borders to obtain citizenship.

    https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2018/10/president-trump-plans-birthright-citizenship-axios-181030110121293.html

    The other dog whistle to his base is the caravan from Central America that is slowly making its way to our borders, which some right wingers have called an "invasion" funded by George Soros.

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    However, if you are a Fox News viewer, these are much more than whistles. Many of these Trumpisms originate at Fox and Friends. They are designed to energize the base to vote, and Trump's base largely watches Fox News.

    Nothing new here though. Republicans have been doing this for years. GWB was notorious for his proposed "marriage amendment" defining marriage as between a man and a woman right before an election. It pumped up the evangelicals...not that they needed more energizing.

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    Trump should then deport himself, since his ancestors were immigrants. The rest of so called Americans can begin deporting themselves too, the only natural born citizens were the American Indian tribes which once roamed freely throughout these so called United States, you know, the peoples who had their land stolen from them by the whites who came from abroad. Since my wife and I are anchor-babies, we'll be glad to self deport than live under this Trump regime of hatred from white supremacists.

    Trump should look in the mirror and ask himself where HIS ancestors came from. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Family_of_Donald_...

    "Donald Trump's paternal ancestry is traceable to Bobenheim am Berg, a village in the Palatinate, Germany, in the 18th century. Johann Trump, born in Bobenheim in 1789, moved to the nearby village of Kallstadt where his grandson, Friedrich Trump, the grandfather of Donald Trump, was born in 1869.[31][32] This German heritage was long concealed by Donald Trump's father, Fred Trump, who had grown up in a mainly German-speaking environment until he was 10 years old;[33] after World War II and until the 1980s, he told people he was of Swedish ancestry.[34] Donald Trump repeated this version in The Art of the Deal (1987) but later said he is "proud" of his German heritage, and served as grand marshal of the 1999 German-American Steuben Parade in New York City."

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    Dockadams Wrote:

    Trump should then deport himself, since his ancestors were immigrants. The rest of so called Americans can begin deporting themselves too, the only natural born citizens were the American Indian tribes which once roamed freely throughout these so called United States, you know, the peoples who had their land stolen from them by the whites who came from abroad. Since my wife and I are anchor-babies, we'll be glad to self deport than live under this Trump regime of hatred from white supremacists.

    Trump should look in the mirror and ask himself where HIS ancestors came from. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Family_of_Donald_...

    "Donald Trump's paternal ancestry is traceable to Bobenheim am Berg, a village in the Palatinate, Germany, in the 18th century. Johann Trump, born in Bobenheim in 1789, moved to the nearby village of Kallstadt where his grandson, Friedrich Trump, the grandfather of Donald Trump, was born in 1869.[31][32] This German heritage was long concealed by Donald Trump's father, Fred Trump, who had grown up in a mainly German-speaking environment until he was 10 years old;[33] after World War II and until the 1980s, he told people he was of Swedish ancestry.[34] Donald Trump repeated this version in The Art of the Deal (1987) but later said he is "proud" of his German heritage, and served as grand marshal of the 1999 German-American Steuben Parade in New York City."

    Don't forget that his Dad was an prominent member of the KKK and there are pictures of his dad marching in an NY parade of the clan. I guess it has rubbed off onto the "son" and so father, so son.
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    5 days before the election, Trump released a 53 second video linking the incoming caravan with a Mexican citizen who was sentenced to death over the 2014 killing of two deputies in California.

    https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2018/11/anti-immigrant-trump-campaign-ad-stokes-outrage-181101162845044.html