Like a shark smelling blood in the water or a hog catching the scent of the slop bucket, Donald Trump can always be counted on to appear when the scent of racism is in the air, so it comes as no surprise to anyone that he has waded into the disgraceful and reprehensible bigoted smear campaign that Reps. Marjorie Taylor Greene and Lauren Boebert are orchestrating against Rep. Ilhan Omar because she is a Black Muslim woman.
Taylor Greene and Boebert’s antics are so foul they have even provoked the condemnation of fellow Republican Nancy Mace (R-SC) which must have prompted Taylor-Greene to call in the big guns in order to legitimize their racism among the Party faithful, who by and large still look exclusively to Trump for their marching orders:
Trump chose not to mention Mace by name, however, and instead simply tripled down on the repulsive and deeply racist conspiracy theories that Greene and Boebert have been pushing over the past several days.
President Donald J. Trump:
"Congresswoman Ilhan Omar should apologize for marrying her brother, committing large-scale immigration and election fraud, wishing death to Israel, and for essentially abandoning her former country, which doesn’t even have a government—Exactly pic.twitter.com/j3cfVmJx5J
— Liz Harrington (@realLizUSA) November 30, 2021
It is beyond disgraceful to see a former president publicly pushing the kind of appalling conspiracy theories that originate in the darkest, most squalid corners of the internet — but that’s just what we’ve come to expect from the modern Republican Party and its anointed Great Leader.
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This is a staff report from former Occupy Democrats Editor in Chief Colin Taylor or contributor Rob Haffney.