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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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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.

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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…

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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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Mount Rushmore Could Soon Get A Big Change If Donald Trump Gets His Way

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Mount Rushmore Could Soon Get A Big Change If Donald Trump Gets His Way

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Few monuments are more American than Mount Rushmore. It’s a giant rock face carved into the likeness of four U.S. presidents. It’s massive, over-the-top, and was completely unnecessary. Not to mention the monument was built on land seized from Native Americans just years after being given to tribes as a reservation.

Despite this sordid history (or maybe because of it), Donald Trump has repeatedly made light of adding his face to the world-famous sculpture. And according to new reports, the White House has actually asked officials in South Dakota what the process would look like to have an additional president added to the monument.

The White House allegedly asked about having Donald Trump’s face added to the monument in South Dakota.

Over the weekend, the New York Times reported a Republican party official stated that a White House aide reached out to South Dakota’s governor’s, Kristi Noem, office with the question: “What’s the process to add additional presidents to Mount Rushmore.

The question apparently came up after, according to reports, the governor had greeted Trump on his recent visit to South Dakota with a 4-feet tall replica of the monument that already included his face as a fifth element.

Ok…what would that even look like? Is it possible?

Thanks to the angle of some of the photographs taken when Trump visited the memorial in July, it isn’t necessary to Photoshop what it might look like. Trump posed in such a way that he effectively added himself as a fifth figure on the monument. But just in case you wondering – people have already taken to Twitter to share their mockups of an altered Mount Rushmore.

In June, Mount Rushmore National Memorial chief of interpretation and education, Maureen McGee-Ballinger, told the Sioux Falls Argus Leader that it was not possible to add a fifth president to the monument.

“The rock that surrounds the sculpted faces is not suitable for additional carving. When Gutzon Borglum, the sculptor of Mount Rushmore died in 1941, his son Lincoln Borglum closed down the project and stated that no more carvable rock existed,” McGee-Ballinger, whose office is part of the National Park Service.

In addition, Borglum chose those four presidents specifically “to represent the first 150 years of the history of the United States — the birth, growth and preservation of our country” – and “not to represent the individuals themselves.”

Over the years, many have called to add President Reagan or President Obama with little success. The addition of any of those presidents, or Trump, would be certain to ignite a political firestorm and infuriate their critics. On top of the partisan uproar it would be sure to cause, it would also likely meet with objection from Native American leaders, who have long decried the monument because it was built on land given to American Indian tribes through the Fort Laramie Treaty of 1868 before being seized by the federal government less than a decade later.

For his part, Trump has repeatedly denied the reports but when was Trump ever known for telling the truth?

As soon as the New York Times report came out, Donald Trump quickly tweeted a denial. However, he added that it would be a great idea, given his many accomplishments in office. When asked about the report, White House officials did not deny that it had taken place, and instead replied that Mount Rushmore is a federal, not state, monument.

However, let’s be clear, this isn’t the first time the president has raised the question of having himself added to the monument. During their first meeting when she was a Congresswoman, Kristi Noem (who is now governor of South Dakota) said he mentioned the idea. Trump allegedly told her it was “his dream” to have his face on Mount Rushmore. Later that year, Trump raised it again – this time in public, at a rally in Youngstown, Ohio, in July.

Trump obviously has an obsession with having his face added to the monument – even if experts agree that it wouldn’t be physically possible.

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Here Are Some Key Take-Aways From President Trump’s Disastrous Axios Interview

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Here Are Some Key Take-Aways From President Trump’s Disastrous Axios Interview

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President Donald Trump recently did an interview with journalist Jonathan Swan for Axios and it was very bizarre. From bragging that the U.S. has a death rate lower than the world’s to claiming to have done more for African-Americans than John Lewis, the interview went off the rails from the beginning.

President Donald Trump’s latest interview is a wild ride in the worst way.

The president of the United States used an interview with Axios to try to push his narratives. From Covid to Ghislaine Maxwell to John Lewis to Russia, President Trump managed to spout a series of conspiracy theories and questionable statements. The interview has left many scratching their heads in disbelief.

One of the most bizarre moments is when Trump produced incoherent charts trying to change the Covid response narrative.

First, President Trump tells Jonathan Swan that the average 1,000 daily deaths and daily 65,000 infections “is what it is.” The president further argued that the country was doing everything it could to get it as under control as possible.

President Trump also tried to continue pushing the false narrative that the U.S. is doing the best with testing. As it stands, it takes days for some people to get their test results back, which makes contact tracing difficult. Contact tracing is one of the most important tools to control the virus that has already killed more than 155,000 people in the U.S.

On Representative John Lewis, President Trump was less than kind.

When asked how history would remember him for not attending Rep. John Lewis’ funeral, Trump began about how Rep. Lewis didn’t attend his inauguration. In fact, Trump called is a “big mistake.” He continued by saying Rep. Lewis should have attended his State of the Union speeches as well.

The truly stunning moment was President Trump diminishing the important contributions Rep. Lewis made to this country. Instead of acknowledging Rep. Lewis’ hard-won victories for African-Americans.

“I did more for the Black community than anybody with the possible exemption of Abraham Lincoln,” President Trump claimed. “Whether you like it or not.”

“You believe that you did more than Lyndon Johnson who passed the Civil Rights Act,” Swan asked in disbelief.

“Yeah because I got prison reform,” Trump shot back. He then continued asking Swan how the Civil Rights Acts has worked out.

He also doubled down on his comments wishing Ghislaine Maxwell well.

Ghislaine Maxwell was arrested for her role in the Jeffery Epstein child sex ring. When first asked by reporters, President Trump wished her well and acknowledged that he knew her and met her several times when living in Florida. When Swan told him that she had been arrested on charges of child sex trafficking, Trump acted obliviously.

President Trump said he wasn’t sure about that fact almost trying to ignore the facts. Swan pushed back reminding Trump that Maxwell was indeed in prison for child sex trafficking. Ignoring Swan Trump says he wishes her well because of Epstein’s death.

You can watch the full 37-minute interview below.

Get comfy. It’s a wild ride, y’all.

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