Leave it to NPR to search out reactions to Trump's racist comments at Montana's Black Butte shooting range. And despite Trump quadrupling down on exactly what he said...:
Paul, military veteran: "Makes me giggle that everyone's all up in arms about this. Trump saying they need to go back to their country, is pretty much saying go back to California, go back to New York."...or this Montana Republican Representative trashing our country and elected Democrats, when in fact, the Trump party were the first to trash America saying it wasn't great...
...or this mind-numbing nonsense...
Black Butte Range Co-owner Andrew Stappleton: "Essentially, how I read this, is don't throw rocks if you live in a glass house. It just has to do with, just go back and fix your areas, and then you can try and fix my area."...but what about Trump's racism...
Tanner, Trump Supporter as long as he doesn't go after gun rights: "...I mean, it doesn't sound like they really want to be here, so, I agree they should probably...if they don't want to be here, probably go somewhere else."
The "I'm not a racist" Racism: Now that the initial shock has worn off and most of us finally have definitive proof Trump is a racist, it kind of fun to see Trump supporters coming out insisting "they're not racists." Warning, the following video clip from CNN will make it seem like we're seeing the end of this great experiment. Here are some of the women's comments:
#1. “He was saying if they hate America so much because what we’re seeing out of them and hearing out of them, they hate America. If it’s so bad, there’s a lot of places they can go.”
#2. “I’m glad that the president said what he said because all they are doing is they are — they are inciting hatred and division and that’s not what our country is about.”
#3. “He didn’t say anything about color,” one protested.
#4. “I wish there was a white one that they — if they aren’t racist, how come they haven’t befriended one of their white female congresswomen colleagues and let her join?” said another woman, apparently missing the point that they are being grouped together specifically because the president attacked them by name, not because they only arbitrarily decided to be friends with each other.
#5. “They won’t,” agreed another woman. “They don’t like white people, come on. They are racist.”
Kellyanne Conway "We're sick and tired of this country!!!" Have you noticed the pattern taking shape for Trump and Republicans up for reelection? They plan to skip the failed policy ideas and lack of solutions to the nations major problems, and instead want to concentrate on calling Democrats anti-American racists, people who hate and criticize our country. That's it. Blows your mind doesn't it? For example, here's Louisiana Republican Senator John Kennedy:
“In America, if you hate our Country, you are free to leave. The simple fact of the matter is, the four Congresswomen think that America is wicked in its origins, they think that America is even more wicked now, that we are all racist and evil. They’re entitled to their opinion, they’re Americans. Now I’m entitled to my opinion, & I just think they’re left wing cranks. They’re the reason there are directions on a shampoo bottle, & we should ignore them. The ‘squad’ has moved the Democrat Party substantially LEFT, and they are destroying the Democrat Party. I’m appalled that so many of our Presidential candidates are falling all over themselves to try to agree with the four horsewomen of the apocalypse. I’m entitled to say that they’re Wack Jobs.”
Here's Kellyanne Conway doubling down on Trump's racist comments by being racist:
Reporter Andrew Feinberg of Breakfast Media asked Conway what the president was referring to when he said that progressive lawmakers — three out of four of whom were born in the United States — should “go back” to their countries.
In response, Conway demanded “What’s your ethnicity?”
“Why is that relevant?” Feinberg responded, taken aback.
Wrapping up, a word from Thomas Friedman, who revealed just what Americans Trump was talking about...all Americans:
This is the official word from the Trump campaign, who will focus only on name calling, forget all issues: