The Jury Talks Back

7/18/2019

President Trump: Boy, I Sure Didn’t Like That ‘Send Her Back’ Chanting Last Night

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dana @ 1:07 pm

[guest post by Dana]

You’ve got to be kidding me! Has he seen the video??

[Ed. This is a full clip of his comments focusing on Rep. Omar, which is worth watching as you can clearly see his intentional build up in his attacks on her. You can start at the 3:38 mark for the shorter version]:

My immediate reaction to his claim is, why didn’t he interrupt his supporters and explain to them that we don’t deport U.S. citizens? And that is what he was asked by reporters about the “Send her back” chant:

“I was not happy with it. I disagree with it,” Trump told reporters at the White House.

The chant began as the president made a litany of attacks on Omar, part of his days-long onslaught against a group of four minority, progressive Democratic congresswomen.

Asked why he did not stop the chants, Trump responded, “I think I did. I started speaking very quickly.”

The president did not speak up to stop the refrain. After the chants began, he paused for 14 seconds, looked around with a neutral expression and waited for the crowd to quiet down before continuing his remarks.

Trump also said that he did not chant “send her back”.

And speaking of Rep. Ilhan Omar, she was approached by reporters today outside of the capitol and decided to block traffic on Independence Avenue so that she could answer their questions. She responded to questions about the “Send her back” chant at Trump’s rally last night:

“I am not [scared for my safety.] What I’m scared for is the safety for people who share my identity,” Omar told a gaggle of journalists on Thursday.

“This is not about me. This is about fighting for what this country should be and what it deserves to be.”

She also accused the president of being “a racist” and “a fascist”.

Meh. I can’t stomach either one of them. They’re both grifters in it for themselves.

Anyway, I’ll leave you with something to make you roll your eyes: The View’s Joy Behar asks her fellow members of the brain trust why Trump can’t be brought up on charges of hate speech following last night’s rally:

America.

–Dana

3 Comments »

  1. I think it’s clear at this point that Trump is simply trolling them (Squad and Media)

    Comment by Sean — 7/18/2019 @ 1:32 pm

  2. I agree with Sean.

    I also like how this move by Trump (the original tweets, and follow-ups) have renewed focus on this malignant “squad”, Democrat perfidy in general (like, excusing antisemitism) and oh by the way, resulted in an impeachment vote with a majority of democrats voting against impeachment, plus Trump’s approval numbers rising.

    Comment by Arizona CJ — 7/18/2019 @ 2:11 pm

  3. I think Trump is being Trump: using every tactic possible – no matter how disgraceful – to promote the Trump Brand.

    Comment by Dana — 7/18/2019 @ 3:30 pm

RSS feed for comments on this post. TrackBack URI

Leave a comment

Comment moderation is enabled. Your comment may take some time to appear.

Live Preview


Powered by WordPress.