Trump claims he disavows 'send her back' chant despite remaining silent and starting racist attacks. President Donald Trump claimed Thursday to be unhappy that his rally crowd broke out into chants of "Send her back" as he denigrated a Democratic lawmaker.
"I was not happy with it. I disagree with it. But again, I didn't say that, they did," Trump said -- though he waited 12 seconds as the chant broke out.
Speaking to reporters at the White House, Trump claimed to have attempted to stop the chant on Wednesday night by resuming his speech, though he waited several seconds before speaking as the crowd loudly shouted the three words.
"I felt a little bit badly about it. But I will say this -- and I started speak -- it started up rather fast," Trump said.
"It was quite a chant," Trump said.
Trump told reporters he disagreed with the sentiment expressed by the North Carolina crowd, though it was his own tweet from several days earlier that prompted calls for Rep. Ilhan Omar, along with four other female lawmakers, to leave the country. Ref. CNN.
I bet he was hearing all those chants and loving it. If he could get away with it he would have chanted the same as part of his speech.
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So he should be blamed for what his followers say and do then? Assuming what he means, without him saying it is not how to go into anything. That's why everyone knows fake news is a real problem.
Should Justin Timberlake be blamed if one of his young girl followers kills herself? See if you look at things in this way, it results in a dangerous conclusion. Trump should worry about what he says and how to run a country. Trump can't control what someone else does, that is not his job, nor should we expect that from him. We should treat Trump like we did every other president for him. Is he perfect? No. He is very charismatic and knows what he needs to get done, which results in his followers being a little overly optimistic at certain points. That's why I voted for him, he isn't a hack politician he is a businessman.
This works on both sides, Antifa attack Trump supporters for wearing a red hat on there head. Does this reflect a problem in the Democratic party as a whole, yes. BUT this is not every single Liberal out there. I do not support most Liberal ideals but know they are not all crazy lunatics.
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The point is that people were shouting "Send Her Back" because of something Trump said and then doubled down on, prior to that speech. And he did nothing to stop the chant directly even if he tried to talk over it. If we're going to get civility back in our political discourse we have to be honest with each other. That starts with a critical evaluation of what we are willing to overlook in the politicians we support that we would pounce on if it were a politician we didn't support.
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He could have said, "Now, now, she is an American citizen… "but not saying anything is an endorsement specially when he took so long to start his speech. I also do not think Trump can be treated like every other president because the ones in the past cannot begin to match the boldness of Trump.
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