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Us House Censures Donald Trump as Racist After He Sounds the Election Bugle by Targeting Four Women Representatives

Updated on July 20, 2019
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The author is a keen political observer and commentator who has a ringside seat to the turbulent years of the present political scenario

The President

Donald Trump is the president of the United States since 2016. At that time he won the election defeating the democratic party nominee Hillary Clinton by polling more votes in the electoral college, though he lost the popular vote.

Three years down the line Trump will have to seek reelection in 2020 after his present term ends. The President is a man who has very strong views and ideas, some of which are not palatable to a large number of Americans. The result is that American society is polarised for and against him. Probably this polarization is to the liking of Donald Trump, as it will ensure that he gets another term in the White House.

No worthwhile opposition

He is helped by the fact that there is no worthwhile leader to oppose him in the democratic party at the moment. Trump has sounded the bugle and commenced his election campaign in earnest. he has started with an attempt to please and play to the gallery of his supporters who are basically white, Christian and from relatively the lower rung of the American economic ladder. The press has always been uncharitable to Donald Trump and even now it is trying to pick holes in his policies and utterances.

The Tweets and "the Squad"


This issue has the press going hammer and tongs for his comment about four American representatives in the house. The women representatives who are often referred to as "the Squad" are Ayanna Pressley, Ilhan Omar, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Rashida Talib.

These women whose ancestry can be traced to countries in Africa and South America are in the eye curtsey, Trump. Three of them are born in the United States and the 4th was born in Somalia and became an American citizen at the age of 17. This representative has commented against Israel generally appears soft on Islamic ideas.

Trump to be fair has not named any of the women but his tweets leave nobody in doubt that he has these four women on his radar. What exactly did the president tweet that brought anguish to the house of representatives?. The president in his tweet mentioned that these women need to go back to their countries from where they originally were connected and which are now in turmoil and near anarchy and solve the problems existing there and then come back and tell the Americans how they solved the problems of the countries.

it is a known fact that's Somalia and Columbia and other countries are in the grip of a civil war. Trump is very clear that America does not need anybody other than him to be at the helm of affairs in 2020. The house of representatives which is dominated by the Democratic party obviously could not allow such an idea to go and germinate further controversy so a resolution censuring the Presidents tweets as racially motivated was passed by the house with 247 to 187. The house condemned the president for what is termed as a "racial tweet."

America divided

Donald Trump won't be happy that four Republicans from his party voted in favour of the censure motion. This resolution which is only of symbolic importance and in real-time has no meaning. What the message conveys to the rest of the world is very disconcerting and means there is a big divide in American society because Congress rarely censures the sitting presidents. In this case, Donald Trump has been censured after nearly 100 years. Outside the United States, many have supported the Squad and Angela ~Merkel speaking at her annual news conference in Berlin said that she distances herself from this decidedly and stands in solidarity with the women attacked.

The four women who have been the brunt of Donald Trump comment have reacted with a low key response and have asked the people to ignore the comments of the president and concentrate on other issues like the economy.

One thing is clear that these comments of Donald Trump enthused his supporters. In an election rally in Florida, the crowd ranted " send her back". This is similar to the chant against Hillary Clinton when at a number of places the crowds used to chant "lock her up."

In my view, it cannot be faulted that these women representatives came from countries which are in a state of anarchy. However, only one of the four ( Rashida Talib) is born abroad and the other three are Americans by birth and in a way its wrong to link them to the countries.

Impeachment

Just after the resolution condemning the president was adopted BBC has reported that Al Green, the Democratic representative from Texas filed articles of impeachment against the President. The resolution of impeachment of the president did not go through but the very fact it was introduced is not a happy state of affairs. The last time an attempt was made to impeach the president was nearly 20 years back when Bill Clinton was almost impeached but got a reprieve at the last moment. He was accused of close relations with Monica Lewinsky-a young lady in the oval office of the White House. Many felt the president at that time has lowered the prestige of the August office.

Trump is a man with strong views he makes no bones about his likes and dislikes. As an example, he has hailed the coming to power of Boris Johnson as the prime minister of England. He has earlier called the Western alliance obsolete and has also supported Russia's reentry in the G7 conclave. He is the first President who has named Pakistan for supporting terrorism.

Obama was neither flamboyant nor decisive in a number of matters. One cannot deny that Trump in a number of incidents has belled the cats and killed the bulls as seen by his actions against ~Iran and China. He has shaken these two countries to the core.


Trump at rally in Florida
Trump at rally in Florida

Last Word


Trump may not be a racist but he is an astute man and knows that if he has to win the election in 2020 he has to pander to his vote bank which to a degree believes in white supremacy. The net result is that the 2020 election may divide America. The last time this happened was during the era of Lyndon Johnson and the Vietnam war.

The four women representatives are keeping a low profile but Kamala Harris one of the contenders for the nomination from the democratic party and Nancy Pelosi the house speaker have taken up cudgels against Trump. The Democratic leaders will find it hard to counter the committed vote bank of Trump and like the last election despite the popular vote going against him, Trump may still romp home because of the constitution of the electrical college.

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    • emge profile imageAUTHOR

      MG Singh 

      10 days ago from Singapore

      T,

      Thanks.

    • tsadjatko profile image

      11 days ago from now on

      Racist?

      Blacks Move To Trump After Baltimore Criticism

      http://www.dickmorris.com/blacks-move-to-trump-aft...

    • bradmasterOCcal profile image

      Brad 

      2 weeks ago

      MG

      Thanks for the candid answer.

    • emge profile imageAUTHOR

      MG Singh 

      2 weeks ago from Singapore

      Brad,

      Cant pick on anyone as all of them are not great figures.

    • bradmasterOCcal profile image

      Brad 

      2 weeks ago

      MG

      Fair enough.

      I do like his tweets because it is unfiltered. I don't someone to tell me about what he says, when I can see it myself on a tweet, interview, campaign coverage, or any other venue that is live.

      Do you like anyone in the Democrat candidate for president?

    • emge profile imageAUTHOR

      MG Singh 

      2 weeks ago from Singapore

      Brad,

      You have a point there. I never liked Obama but that's a personal choice. Maybe Trump's lies are pretty harmless, off the cuff remarks as he is fond of talking and tweeting but he needs to be a little more careful. Anyway, he will have a passage to the white house next year

    • bradmasterOCcal profile image

      Brad 

      2 weeks ago

      MG

      I don't think you understand the difference between quantity and quality.

      Just the two lies that Obama uttered outweighed the so called 10,000 lies of Trump.

      Prove me wrong, show me!

    • emge profile imageAUTHOR

      MG Singh 

      2 weeks ago from Singapore

      Brad,

      Lying and twisting facts to suit one's agenda is part of politicians makeup. Obama also uttered a few lies but Trump has lied so many times, maybe his intentions were honorable but that is for posterity to decide.

    • bradmasterOCcal profile image

      Brad 

      2 weeks ago

      MG

      How many lies has the Washington Post tabulated for people other than Trump?

      What is the value of the Washington Post and the rest of the left wing media when compared to his accomplishments. My point, while they call everything he says is a lie, it doesn't translate to any negative in what he has done for the country, the people and even the world.

      Can you give me a lie that the WP collected that actually is an action that is a problem?

      Contrast that with lies that were detrimental to the country and the people.

      When president Obama said if you like you health plan and doctor, you can keep them.

      When he told the people in 2016 that there was no way for anyone to rig the election.

      These two were major lies that gravely impacted the people and the country.

    • emge profile imageAUTHOR

      MG Singh 

      2 weeks ago from Singapore

      Dear Vivian,

      I must compliment you on a strong defense of Trump. All said and done, I also like Trump but one can't get away from the fact that the Washinton Post has reported that Donald Trump in his three years in office has uttered 10,796 lies.

      Peace with you

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      Vivian Coblentz 

      2 weeks ago

      MG,

      This country was most divided during Obama's reign of terror, with all the race-baiting, weaponizing of government agencies, mismanagement of the economy, and weak foreign policy, among other things. However, the media covered for him and didn't bring any of this into focus. Trump, on the other hand, is trying to resuscitate America and restore her health. Because Trump is enforcing our laws, sticking to the constitution, and supporting the founding Christian precepts woven into our national character, he is being violently attacked by an evil, rebellious Left who are inspired by Satan himself. The media is all over it, which gives the illusion that Trump is divisive when, in fact, he's trying to unify a divided country on our commonality of Americanism. He's made history with providing employment to ever sector of our society.

      I disagree with your statement that Trump's voter bank believes in white supremacy to a degree. The Left (not you) makes everything about racism because they can't admit they are trying to dismantle America. Their open borders policies are about re-engineering America with compliant constituents who won't oppose government takeover of our nation. The radical Left has redefined "patriotism" as "white supremacy." It's erroneous. The surge of immigrants into our country and our demand for a wall isn't about white supremacy--these immigrants are opposed because of the illegality, their lack of respect and love for our nation (ignoring our laws, burning our flag, seeking entitlements instead of work). They lack the "American spirit," which can be displayed in any ethnicity, but it's notably absent in the current influx.

      What is also divisive is the Left's support of illegal immigrants over our veterans and children at the border over the millions of babies they proudly abort. The policies of the Left, like the Green New Deal, medicare-for-all, etc., are communist, and that's why patriots are rising up in opposition. White supremacy has nothing to do with opposing communism and supporting Trump's pro-American policies.

    • emge profile imageAUTHOR

      MG Singh 

      3 weeks ago from Singapore

      Brad,

      Differences in opinion are part of democracy. But in case they lead to a big divide where one party thinks of impeachment show that the division is having a deeper meaning. In this Trump who is shrewd is subtly playing to his support base. Nothing wrong with it as it's part of politics. Before 2016 such divide was not there. In this case the Democrats had impeachment on their radar. Trump is going to win but I hope it's not a phyrric victory. Incidentally I have close connection with Americans.

    • bradmasterOCcal profile image

      Brad 

      3 weeks ago

      MG

      Thanks

      Pakistan played the US, Bush and Obama.

    • emge profile imageAUTHOR

      MG Singh 

      3 weeks ago from Singapore

      Brad,

      Yes, I support Trump on this as he is the first President who had the guts to name Pakistan and curtail military aid to it, something Clinton, Bush or Obama could not do.

    • bradmasterOCcal profile image

      Brad 

      3 weeks ago

      MG

      "He is the first President who has named Pakistan for supporting terrorism."

      Do you agree or disagree with President Trump?

    • bradmasterOCcal profile image

      Brad 

      3 weeks ago

      MG

      Obama and the democrats divided America.

      Look at 2016 and tell me that America wasn't divided.

      Tell me how days after the election in 2016 the declaration of the democrats to oppose a president Trump and to work to impeach him out of office was a division by Trump? And he was only president elect then.

      The democrats didn't have a platform in 2016 and they have less of a platform in 2019.

      Why would you not want Trump who has a platform to continue?

      Who was the caliber of Ike?

      What is President Trump doing in your opinion to create a divide in America. The divide was he beat Hillary Clinton to become the 45th US president.

      Its your opinion, and because you are in Singapore it has no bearing on your life.

    • emge profile imageAUTHOR

      MG Singh 

      3 weeks ago from Singapore

      Pamela,

      I cannot but agree with you about the activities of the "Squad" in particular Omar from Somalia. My wonder is that she got elected to the house, That for me is a mystery. her pro-Islamic tilt and anti-Israeli sentiments are not to be supported. Trump has done well to highlight this

    • emge profile imageAUTHOR

      MG Singh 

      3 weeks ago from Singapore

      Ken,

      You have made a valid point. Trump is indeed very shrewd and he knows how to enthuse his vote bank. The Democrats are playing into his hands by supporting and propping up leaders with pro-Islamic sentiments which are not the taste of the present era.

    • emge profile imageAUTHOR

      MG Singh 

      3 weeks ago from Singapore

      Brad,

      The Democrats are the only opposition and an essential part of a democracy. But they have no single leader to challenge Trump and that is bad for American politics for it will give Trump, a second term. Another factor that `is my personal opinion is that Trump is dividing America and that is not a good thing. I wonder when a leader of the calibre of General "Ike" will emerge, Trump is not of his calibre.

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      Ken Burgess 

      3 weeks ago from Florida

      Just another example of how shrewd Trump is when it comes to politics (you'd think he'd been doing this for years).

      By making this him against the likes of AOC and Omar... he is making it about his politics & beliefs VS theirs in the media coverage as well as with the average voter who may not have heard about them otherwise.

      So, if you don't like the political agendas and beliefs being bantered about by Omar and AOC, Trump highlighting them will make voters more aware of the ideas taking control of the Democratic Party... and they ARE taking control, 'moderates' like Pelosi are on the way out.

    • bradmasterOCcal profile image

      Brad 

      4 weeks ago

      MG

      The democrats too date have failed as Trump has prevailed.

      In less than two weeks there is another democrat presidential debate and that was off the news during the squad taking over.

      The democrats while getting censure, got shutdown trying to impeach President Trump.

      The squad is a political virus that Nancy Pelosi failed to immunization the party against it. If the final choice for the democrat voters came down to Biden and Bernie, how can they unite on only one of them. Their goals are diametrically as apart as classic democrats are to classic republicans.

    • emge profile imageAUTHOR

      MG Singh 

      4 weeks ago from Singapore

      JVella,

      Well commented. Most US presidents have gone to war except perhaps Jimmy Carter. The actions of the US presidents do support money power but that is the same everywhere.

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      JVella 

      4 weeks ago

      "He is helped by the fact that there is no worthwhile leader to oppose him in the democratic party at the moment. "

      Actually the problem is that there are too many choices to run against him and the people are not concerted nor wise enough to mount a clear choice. Another problem is the whole political make up of this country (and world) is so far to the right, that Republicans regarded as right are extremists, Democrats which are right are regarded as left, and those four are the main and few true progressives. He's afraid of their thoughts and worse legislation. Trump, like Obama, and Bush, and Bush work for the oligarchs perpetuating war, ever rising economic inequity, profit, profit, profit, ever increasing control for the oligarchs and ever diminishing freedom for the populace. The part that confounds me is how he inspires such reverence from people that he's taking both their freedom and their money.

      Also there is no disputing that Trump is racist and misogynistic, and also more crass than the worst 5th grade bully. It's amazing that the grade school bully is front and center to the whole world.

      The only thing Trump has done for the world is bring those four women front and center, and he is terrified.

    • emge profile imageAUTHOR

      MG Singh 

      4 weeks ago from Singapore

      Brad,

      I have said Trump has done a few things no other president did. I give him marks for it but in politics like in love all is fair and so the ~Democrats will try and upset the apple cart of Trump. Lets see ...

    • bradmasterOCcal profile image

      Brad 

      4 weeks ago

      What the message conveys to the rest of the world is very disconcerting and means there is a big divide in American society because Congress rarely censures the sitting presidents. In this case, Donald Trump has been censured after nearly 100 years.

      B:

      Is that really what it means, or does it mean that the democrats who have been resisting President Trump for almost 3 years, did this to gain a political advantage for 2020.

      They used the Mueller investigation to get 39 seats in the House, and now they want to do the same with this censure.

      I think you know that there was no racism in what President Trump's statement. AOC also called Pelosi a racist and that gained her Pelosi's help.

      With 235 democrats in the House they only need 218 for the censure, and for that matter they could have also impeached President Trump just because they have the votes. But they only drew the line on impeachment because that could backfire for the 2020 election.

      The divide you talk about has been here since President Trump won the election, and this censure was a desperate move to put some sort of emphasis on Trump being a racist, even though there was no racism in the statements. The republicans that voted for censure are RINOS. Had Trump been a real racist the vote wouldn't have fallen on party lines.

      Jul 16, 2019 · The House voted on Tuesday to condemn President Trump's attacks against four congresswomen of color as racist. The measure passed 240 to 187, with votes largely falling along party lines.

      I see a change in your writing, I would like to see this kind of reporting by the media.

    • emge profile imageAUTHOR

      MG Singh 

      4 weeks ago from Singapore

      Dear Pamela,

      Frankly Trump despite the opposition has achieved quite a bit. He has in particular created a better economy and taken America from the beaten path in foreign policy by calling a spade a spade and identifying Islamic terror.

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      Pamela Oglesby 

      4 weeks ago from Sunny Florida

      I believe President Trump's comments were taken out of context. Each of those women is a U.S. citizen and they can go back to the state who elected them. Omar did not come here until she was 14 years old. She married her brother to get him in this country.

      We want our representatives to put America first, and sometimes it seems like the "Squad:" is not doing that. Unfortunately, there is a great deal of division in America. Most people do not like Trump's tweets, but they like the things he has accomplished. Just like India, we are in a bit of turmoil now.

    • emge profile imageAUTHOR

      MG Singh 

      4 weeks ago from Singapore

      Ptosis,

      What you say is true but what I have written is the factual position that by a combination of circumstances and a committed vote bank he will win again. The Democrats need a charismatic leader to oppose Trump and I don't see one on the horizon

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      ptosis 

      4 weeks ago from Arizona

      Ignore the long history of Trump as a true cultist that you appear to be.

      * 1973 lawsuit against Trump Management Company focused on 39 properties in New York City.

      * 1989 Trump ad demanding death penalty for exonerated juveniles and doxxing them.

      * 1993, Trump appeared before the House Subcommittee on Native American Affairs of the Committee on Natural Resources and said said there was no way the tribal chairmen could stop Joey Killer.

      * 2001 Birtherism

      * 2017 "Many sides" & "good people" in reference to neo-Nazi white supremacists chanting, "Jew will not replace us."

      *2018 “Go back to their huts”

      * 2019 Trump fomenting scholastic terrorism. Remember Sarah Palin's "Crosshairs" ad on Gabrielle Giffords. Giffords and 18 others were shot during a constituent meeting. Remember Cesar Sayoc.

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