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President Donald Trump clearly enjoys his unfiltered ability to communicate directly with the American people. But because of a racially charged tweet Sunday morning, he’s stirred hurtful memories among minorities and done a grave disservice to himself.
Trump - Policies - News - Minorities - America
Trump’s policies have been welcome news for many minorities in America. Unemployment rates for blacks and Hispanics have reached record lows. His administration favors and prioritizes school choice—a key issue for low-income children, many of whom are minorities, and who need a private or charter school to have a real chance at getting a great education.
Yet thanks to a few careless words, seemingly targeted at four female minority Democrats, we are now once again in a news cycle fixated on whether Trump is a racist.
Believe - Plenty - Trump - Lawmakers - Squad
Believe me, there is plenty for Trump to criticize these four lawmakers, who call themselves “The Squad” about. But he doesn’t need to use ad hominem attacks to do it.
There’s Rep. Ilhan Omar’s history of anti-Semitic remarks, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s fixation on a Green New Deal that would destroy our economy (and barely change the climate outlook), Rep. Ayanna Pressley’s advocacy for “Medicare for All,” and Rep. Rashida Tlaib’s push to end Immigration and Customs Enforcement.
Mixture - Policies - Rhetoric
There’s an ample mixture of bad policies and divisive rhetoric from these four.
Plenty of these policies would also have implications for the very people “The Squad” asserts it represents. “By one estimate, that Green New Deal would cost $600,000 per household and eliminate the use of all fossil fuels in just 10 years. It would result in higher energy prices for all Americans, but would disproportionately hurt people of color and other minorities who are the most susceptible to energy poverty,” wrote Derrick Hollie for The...
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