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Oh NOW People Regret Not Listening to Latinos About Donald Trump?

When Donald Trump announced that he was running for president, he immediately attacked the Mexican population by calling all of them rapists, drug dealers, and criminals. At the time, most people dismissed it as Trump being Trump. Now, months later, Trump has systematically targeted each minority group with his rhetoric and people are finally starting to see how terrifying this man can be. The scariest part is that his poll numbers spike each time he makes similar comments. Hate to say it, but… We told ya so.

First, he came out of the gate swinging in the name of racism/generalization.

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While a lot of people were outraged, many thought that it wouldn’t be long until Trump was out of the race, but instead, his poll numbers soared.

It wasn’t long until he felt untouchable enough to start attacking women like he did Mexicans.

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Sure, it got him a couple laughs, but even Democrats were appalled when Trump attacked Megyn Kelly after the FOX News debate. But still, America stayed relatively quiet and “enjoyed” the show. After all, he is a tv personality, not a career politician.

He never tried to stop supporters from attacking protesters at rallies, like when this Latino was kicked around in Miami.

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He even tried to silence Jorge Ramos during a press conference when the dude only wanted to ask him about his immigration plan.

Even if you pay $1,000 to attend an event, Trump will not bat an eye when you are thrown to the ground by security.

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READ: Donald Trump Says Mexican Immigrants Are “Rapists”

Seriously, dude could really care less about the people being attacked at his rallies.

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In fact, he can be heard in the video above saying that he hears some commotion in the audience and then ENCOURAGED his supporters to get the guy out of there.

READ: Donald Trump Just had Jorge Ramos Removed from a Press Conference

He proved to have no chill even if you are disabled. Everyone is fair game for his ridicule.

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Trump claimed after this that he had never met the reporter. Except… the reporter had spent time covering Trump for a news outlet and had conducted interviews in the in the past with him. Oh, and Trump says that he wasn’t mocking him…

While he was in Las Vegas for the last debate, supporters assaulted a protester and someone even yelled, “Light the motherf****r on fire.”

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Trumps response: “Bye, bye.” Yup. That is all he said as the Black Lives Matter protester was forced out of the rally…

READ: Donald Trump Thinks ‘Operation Wetback’ was a Successful Example of Mass Deportation

And his latest attack comes in the threat of killing the families of anyone who is in allegiance with ISIS.

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When asked to clarify he said: “We have to be much tougher; we have to be much stronger than we’ve been. We have people that know what’s going on.”

He continued by saying that the family and friends of the shooters in San Bernardino, Calif., had to have known what was going on and should be held responsible. This comment came after he said that the US should ban all Muslims from entering the country.

In conclusion: Latinos have been mortified by Trump since day one and his actions show he DGAF:

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To everyone who is just now seeing how terrifying this man is, maybe next time you’ll listen to the Latinos.

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Ice Cube Catches Massive Blowback For Teaming Up With the Trump Campaign; Denies He’s Endorsing Him

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Ice Cube Catches Massive Blowback For Teaming Up With the Trump Campaign; Denies He’s Endorsing Him

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Ice Cube is catching lots of heat for meeting with the Trump campaign to collaborate on policy. According to Ice Cube, he met with the Trump campaign to discuss what he calls a “Contract with Black America“. His 13-point plan proposes a robust overhaul of everything from the banking industry to prison reform.

After meeting with Ice Cube, the Trump campaign adapted the Contract with Black America into what Trump has called his “Platinum Plan”. Trump’s Platinum Plan outlined vague promises of continuing “to seek immediate and generational advancement for Black Americans”. The Platinum Plan proposal also claimed Trump “works every day to advance a fair and just America for the Black Community.”

Ice Cube, for his part, has refuted reports that he approached the Trump campaign specifically. “I didn’t ‘run’ to go work with any campaign. Both campaigns contacted me. Both campaigns wanted to talk to me about the Contract with Black America,” Ice Cube said in an interview with CNN addressing the controversy.

He continued: “[The Biden] campaign said, ‘We love what you have, but let’s really dig into after the election.’ And [the Trump] campaign said ‘We love what you have, do you mind talking to us about it?’ And that’s what I did, so I didn’t ‘run’ to nobody.”

Although Ice Cube says that he would have met with any political party regardless of affiliation in order to get his plan off the ground, critics are still annoyed that he decided to team up with a man who has such a dismal track record with Black Americans.

President Donald Trump has been plagued by accusations of racism throughout his tenure as president as well as before. Not only did he hold a rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma (the historical location of a racial massacre) on Juneteenth, but he recently canceled racial sensitivity training, claiming it was “racist”. More recently, Trump has refused to condemn white supremacist organizations like the Proud Boys.

Critics are also expressing concern that the Trump campaign is using Ice Cube as a ploy to entice more Black Americans into voting Republican. These concerns were made more apparent when the President’s son, Eric Trump, tweeted out a photoshopped picture of Ice Cube and 50 Cent sitting side-by-side, both wearing MAGA hats. To his credit, Ice Cube quickly condemned him.

But Ice Cube insists he isn’t endorsing Donald Trump, per se–he’s simply teaming up with whatever political party is more willing to collaborate with him.

“I’m not playing no more of these political games, we’re not part of a team…so I’m going to whoever’s in power and I’m going to speak to them about our problems, specifically,” Ice Cube said in an interview with CNN’s Chris Cuomo.

It should be worth noting that Ice Cube recently took to his Instagram page to encourage his followers not to vote “unless you get something out of it”.

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Twitter Has Busted a Ring of Fake Accounts That Posed As Black Trump Supporters

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Twitter Has Busted a Ring of Fake Accounts That Posed As Black Trump Supporters

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On Monday, Twitter announced that it has suspended 15 Twitter accounts of “Black Trump supporters” that they discovered were fake. The accounts were similar in nature, tweeting out nearly identical messages, like “YES IM BLACK AND IM VOTING FOR TRUMP!!!” and “VOTE REPUBLICAN”. The accounts quickly amassed thousands of followers and retweets.

The fake “Black Trump Supporter” accounts were discovered by social media disinformation researcher Darren Linvill, who flagged the accounts and reported them to Twitter.

The accounts violate Twitter’s rule barring users from using the platform “in a manner intended to artificially amplify or suppress information or engage in behavior that manipulates or disrupts people’s experience.”

The Twitter accounts sourced their profile photos through internet image searches. One profile photo even included the search term “black man photo” at the top of the profile photo–proving that someone stole the photo from the internet and (sloppily) cropped it. Others were revealed, via reverse-image searching, to be generic stock photos of Black people.

The accounts seemed to follow a pattern: the Black Trump supporters were devout Christians, veterans, blue-collar workers, police officers…you get the picture. 

“They are impersonating Black Trump supporters, Black authoritative figures such as veterans and police officers, and various prominent individuals in order to gain rapid traction and virality,” said cybersecurity manager Lee Foster to The Washington Post.

Linvill says that the accounts don’t necessarily appear to be a coordinated campaign, although he did find traces of the Russian alphabet  in the accounts’ online records. Linvill hypothesizes that the accounts might have had monetary motives–they often tweeted out links to buy Trump merchandise. 

Another theory is that, based on the timing, whoever created the fake accounts is trying to change what appears to be the persistent narrative that President Trump is racist. The accounts became much more active in recent months, around the time when Trump refused to condemn white supremacist groups on national TV. These “Black Trump supporters” make it seem like he actually has the support of Black Americans. 

But polls and surveys prove that Trump is highly unpopular among Black Americans. The Pew Research Center shows that 81% of Black voters support Biden in the upcoming election. 

These most recent fake Twitter accounts are one of the many ways that the Republican Party has been attempting to manipulate voters this election cycle. Along with spreading disinformation, the party has set up unsanctioned ballot drop-off boxes across California. The Governor of Texas, Rick Abbott (R) also made headlines recently for restricting the amount of official ballot boxes in Texas to only one per county–a move that critics slammed as a transparent attempt to suppress the Latino vote.

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