Thursday, August 10, 2017

"Used to Promote a Campaign of Fear"

"This is government by anecdote, not evidence—the proliferation of often imaginary and sometimes exaggerated stories that exist to validate the worldview of a man who owes his job to racial resentment. Trump, of course, couldn’t sell this vision if there weren’t millions of people who wanted to believe it and a political party who wanted to buy it. The president’s lies about immigration have become our national agenda, and the Republican Party has abetted Trump every step of the way."

Jeremy Stahl at Slate explains how Donald Trump exploited the death of Kate Steinle.

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