#TIA – Whether this is the third election defined by fear may not be as significant as whether we can withstand the disaster level.
President Trump’s intent is not subtle.
When Trump tweets, as he did Monday morning, that “criminals and unknown Middle Easterners are mixed in” with the caravan of migrants that crossed into Mexico over the weekend, you know what he’s getting at. He’s getting at the same thing he’s been getting at since June 16, 2015, when he walked up to the microphone at his campaign launch in Trump Tower and proceeded to excoriate immigrants from Mexico as criminal by default. He’s getting at the same thing he got at in December that year, when he called for a ban on Muslim migrants to the United States, implying that Muslims were inherently dangerous in other ways. It was his campaign platform explicitly: I will protect you from the scary things out there in the world — and here are some things to be scared of.
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