Earlier today, at the anti-Trump protests in Burlingame, California, Al Jazeera Plus captured an iconic image of an adorable young boy holding a sign that ironically read “Make America Mexico Again,” probably in reference to the large swathes of territory that the United States seized from Mexico during the Mexican American War 1846-1848.
— AJ+ (@ajplus) April 29, 2016
The response from conservatives on Twitter was horrifying, laying bear the heartless radicalization of Trump supporters. They see no problem in demonizing a little child and dutifully repeating the talking points that conservative media have been drilling into them for the past eight years. It speaks volumes to the issues we will face after this election, win or lose – how are we going to heal the gaping divides that Trump and his hateful rhetoric have pulled to the surface?
— MSM IS CORRUPT (@CorruptMsm) April 29, 2016
— DJ тако плод (@TacoFetus) April 29, 2016
— Jon (@WolfJonn) April 29, 2016
— Ghetto Tarzan (@Mjarcher77) April 29, 2016
— Daniel J. AbbyNormal (@HellBlazeRaiser) April 29, 2016
@ajplus Horrible using a child like that, Democrats are fucking evil
— Sarah Connor (@SConnorTX) April 29, 2016
— El Duderino (@__elduderino__) April 29, 2016
@ajplus hate to say it but fuck that stupid kid.
— RoboHector (@WhotheHecktor) April 29, 2016
@ajplus You islamist propagandists just love it don’t you?
— TheSavingsSalamander (@10offatlowes) April 29, 2016
@ajplus FUCK THE KID, send him BACK
— Pirates for Trump (@TheStockPirate) April 29, 2016
— patriot101 (@Fenrir2502) April 29, 2016
— The Revolutionary (@r3v094) April 29, 2016
— Madghost’s Wife (@tofiesty4u) April 29, 2016
— Deena (@dckolarik) April 29, 2016
— Cannoncocker (@cannoncocker111) April 29, 2016
Opinion columnist and former editor-in-chief of Occupy Democrats. He graduated from Bennington College with a Bachelor's degree in history and political science. He now focuses on advancing the cause of social justice and equality in America.