UNDER FIRE: President Trump and The Squad
Both Trump and those in the "Squad" of four colored congresswomen are in a high stakes war over the racist (or not so racist) comments Trump made about them. Kelly Ann Conway perhaps showed the real frustration for such comments in her rant about how many Americans are sick and tired of the dissing of America and its values. Perhaps Trump was venting as he usually does, and as a man from a different generation, he cannot accept that America is turning color, where whites are 45% and the remaining population is of color. Perhaps, that is what his slogan yearns for, back to a time when whites comprised of 75% of America.
Is it Racism?
But, on it's face, was Trump's comments pure racism or also mixed in with frustration that the four women obviously hate him, his policies, his looks, and everything Trump. He no doubt feels the same for the same reasons. If even one of the Squad was a white, would Trump's comment about going back to their past country elicited the same racist news coverage, or, would it change from "racist" to an attack on women?
Most of Trump's supporters feel he is not racist and that it is not racist to say, "Go back to your home country if you don't like the USA". Had the women been white would Trump use the same line? Maybe. I mean, we all came from different countries, well, at least most of us. Why is it an insult to say what Trump said, anyway? Many think that, America is not perfect. Why is it racist to call a country a "shithole" when comparing it to the USA? Sometimes, the truth does hurt because it IS the reality. Many countries on the globe are places any American would have issues with. One does not appreciate America until they live or visit outside the USA. I personally know this and if Trump wants to use that term to describe his impressions, fine. The poverty and living conditions in some of the Third world is simply an eye opener.
If Trump knowingly went after the Squad for their skin color and their positions on American culture and policy (this is probably the most likely reason), Trump is racist. The Squad represents a far left agenda on a variety of issues, many that most undeclared or middle road voters do not agree with. They, at times, bring Trump's ire to the boiling point with their comments and insults. Trump's skin is paper thin and he cannot stand being attacked. The Squad truly pushes him to the limit.
For those on the far left, the Squad are heroines. They are taking the orange menace on and are standing up to a bully, something few Republicans are still not willing to do. They are afraid that Trump will attack them.
The situation will only to continue to disintegrate with Congress starting an impeachment inquiry. Trump is probably astounded about the uproar from his comments but could care less.
He loves this chaos. He loves the media. He is never to be blamed for he can do no wrong. And remember, he is God's ambassador to make America Great Again. LOL.