There is nothing more that Donald Trump’s rabid fan base loves than a good old-fashioned opportunity to let their racist flags fly, and Trump loves nothing more than to give it to them.
No American should be separated from their loved ones because of preventable crime committed by those illegally in our country. Our cities should be Sanctuaries for Americans – not for criminal aliens! pic.twitter.com/CvtkCG1pln
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 10, 2017
Trump has spent many months screaming about sanctuary cities as if they are teeming with wild animals dangerous to decent (white) society. Any excuse to let the people who voted him into office hate brown people is just too good to waste, hence the long drawn-out exploitation by Trump and the GOP of Kate Steinle’s untimely death.
While no one disputes that such an untimely death is a tragedy, Trump’s willingness to shill to his base by hanging her death around the necks of every undocumented immigrant who came to the United States in search of a better life for their children and families is truly deplorable. Steinle’s death was preventable, and so were all the deaths caused by gun violence in recent years. The GOP refuses to address those deaths, but this one they’re happy to exploit.
It’s not difficult to see why.
Twitter weighed in with their reactions to the latest evidence of ignorance by the current president.
Featured image via Getty/Joe Raedle