The world is watching

The news from Robert Robb, USA TODAY is out: [Trump really stepped in it with his tweet against what has inelegantly been labeled the “squad”: four very liberal Democratic congresswomen of color. Namely, Ilhan Omar, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Rashida Tlaib and Ayanna Pressley.
Trump’s tweet was stunningly idiotic, vile and offensive, even by Trumpian standards.
Although, in that tweet, Trump didn’t name the targets of his pummeling, he has subsequently left no doubt that he was referring to the squad. He said that they “originally came from countries whose governments are a complete and total catastrophe, the worst, most corrupt and inept anywhere in the world … .”
The breathtaking ignorance Trump displayed in his tweet has almost gone without notice. That’s because of the vileness of the “go back” admonition.
For some reason, ethnic slurs have become known as “tropes.” That’s too antiseptic a term. In any event, “go back to the country you came from” is an ethnic slur, usually directed at Latinos. There is no innocent interpretation of the phrase as Trump used it.]

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