This Trump Supporter Is Blaming Mexicans For His Anti-Semitic Chant Caught On Tape

As if screaming “Jew-S-A” to a crowd of reporters at a rally isn’t enough, this Trump supporter is now doubling down on his anti-Semitic rhetoric. He wants the world to know that he wasn’t being anti-Semitic, just speaking in the Mexican vernacular. Like, no bro. Just no.

One Trump support went full anti-Semitic during the Phoenix, Ariz. rally chanting “Jew-S-A!”

Yeah. This dude, who has been identified as George Lindell, screamed “Jew-S-A” as the crowd was chanting “USA” because, well, Trump.

Well, to make matters just a little more confusing and unbelievable, the “Jew-S-A” man is blaming his chant on Mexicans.

“I’m around Mexican people all the time,” Lindell told BuzzFeed News. “I speak Spanish a lot. That’s just the way I say it.”

OK, two things: 1) Say that to us in Spanish to see if you’re not lying, and b) he is legit trying to say that because he is with Mexican people all day that he now pronounces “U” as “Jew.” #RACIST

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Even the Trump campaign has come out to denounce the man over his chant.

Though they are not saying anything about his Mexican comment. Just the fact that he would say “Jew-S-A.”

Twitter is alive with people who are not having any of his racist, blame-the-Mexicans excuse.

And they are even pointing out the calm acceptance of his chant by other Trump supporters.

Seriously. How is this kind of rhetoric even a thing in 2016?

This isn’t the first time anti-Semitic rhetoric has been tied to the Trump campaign.

It was reported earlier in the campaign that Trump supporters were using a tool to add (((echoes))) to mark social media accounts of Jewish people. This is just terrifying.

In fact, some Trump supporters have ditched the anti-Semitic lines and just went full Holocaust deniers.

The Republican National Convention even had to remove the commenting option on the YouTube live coverage because of anti-Semitic comments dominating the thread.

Trump supporters were even sending super insensitive and downright terrifying death threats to Jewish supporters.

Yet, there is too much silence over this issue. Like Martin Niemöller, a Protestant pastor in Germany during World War II, said, “First they came for the Socialists, and I did not speak out because I was not a Socialist. Then they came for the Trade Unionists, and I did not speak out because I was not a Trade Unionist. Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out because I was not a Jew. Then they came for me and there was no one left to speak for me.”

None of this is OK. There is just one week left in this election and you need to make sure your voice is heard. Let’s just hope America can survive the next seven days.

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(H/T: BuzzFeed News)

READ: Ana Navarro Went Full Savage And Called Donald Trump Racist In Two Languages

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A 70-Year-Old Mexican-American Woman Was Attacked Because Her Assailant Thought She Was Asian

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A 70-Year-Old Mexican-American Woman Was Attacked Because Her Assailant Thought She Was Asian

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In another incident that highlights the anti-Asian sentiment that is on the rise in recent months, a 70-year-old California woman was attacked in Eagle Rock, earlier this month. According to news reports, a young woman attacked her while she was exiting the bus to pick up groceries.

The elderly woman, who goes by Becky, is Mexican-American. But her attacker yelled an anti-Asian slur at her before physically assaulting her.

According to AAPI news site Asian Dawn, Becky’s attacker was a 23-year-old woman who was also riding the bus with her. The woman did nothing to provoke the attack. The young woman ended up dragging the older woman from the back of the bus to the front of the bus. Becky ended up in the hospital with a broken nose, a concussion, two severely swollen eyes, and chunks of her hair torn from her head.

According to Becky’s son, who only goes by Pete, while the family are Mexican-American, people often mistake their family for being of Asian descent. According to Pete, no one intervened to stop the young woman from attacking his mother.

“Nobody would help. Not even the bus driver,” the woman’s son told The Eastsider.

Finally, the young woman stopped her attack after a fellow passenger called 911. The police were able to apprehend the young woman after issuing a bulletin for her arrest.

According to Pete, his mother has a long road of recovery ahead of her. Already suffering from lupus and arthritis, her mother is having trouble walking. Her leg is badly bruised from the assault.

The fact that the victim was Mexican-American serves to illustrate how ignorant and hateful these racist attacks are. There is no rhyme or reason to hate.

Many are linking the rise in anti-Asian hate crimes to the COVID-19 pandemic, as the virus originated in Wuhan, China. The violent racists that have been attacking people who appear to be of Asian descent believe that Asian-Americans are somehow personally responsible for the pandemic.

If you to support the #StopAsianHate cause, donate to organizations like gofundme.com/AAPI or the Asian American Legal defense fund here.

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Here’s How You Can Help Daunte Wright’s Family After He Was Killed By Police

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Here’s How You Can Help Daunte Wright’s Family After He Was Killed By Police

Police have taken another Black man’s life, this time it’s 20-year-old Daunte Wright. Protests have broken out in cities across the country as the nation reacts to the killing of yet another young Black man.

But as the nation reacts to the murder, Wright’s family – his mother and child – need all the support they can get right now and thankfully there are many ways that we can all be better allies while helping support the family that Wright leaves behind.

Daunte Wright is the third high-profile police murder in Minneapolis.

Daunte Wright was driving to his older brother’s house with his girlfriend on Sunday afternoon, when police pulled him over for expired tags. Police said they found an existing warrant for Wright’s arrest and attempted to handcuff him.

Bodycam footage revealed Officer Kim Potter shot Wright when she claimed to be reaching for her taser. He died on the scene, just 10 miles from where former police officer Derek Chauvin is on trial for the death of George Floyd.

According to CNN, Daunte’s death is at least the third high-profile death of a Black man at the hands of police in Minnesota in the last five years. And Daunte Wright’s death comes less than a year after the police killing of George Floyd, which sparked protests around the world.

Daunte Wright leaves behind a family still struggling with such an immense loss.

Daunte’s mother, Katie Wright, spoke out about the fear he experienced before his death. Daunte called her after the police pulled him over, at the suggestion of his older brother. “I know my son was scared. He’s afraid of the police, and I just seen and heard the fear in his voice. But I don’t know why, and it should have never escalated the way it did,” Katie told Good Morning America on April 13.

According to Katie, Daunte believed he was getting pulled over for his hanging air fresheners, then she heard “scuffling” and an officer told him to hang up the phone. “I tried to call back three, four times and the girl that was with him answered the phone and she said that they shot him and he was lying in the driver’s seat unresponsive.”

If you’d like to help support Daunte’s family and demand justice, below are a few resources and action items:

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