Trump promotes Pat Buchanan column that makes white nationalist case for his border wall

Trump promotes Pat Buchanan column that makes white nationalist case for his border wall
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On Sunday night, President Donald Trump tweeted out an excerpt from a CNS News column written by Pat Buchanan, a former senior adviser to Presidents Richard Nixon, Gerald Ford, and Ronald Reagan, that makes a white nationalist case for Trump’s border wall. Trump’s decision to promote Buchanan’s article hints at how his push for a border wall is rooted in more than concerns about national security and keeping drugs out of the country — it’s also about keeping America as white as possible. Trump first tweeted a portion of Buchanan’s piece that mentions crimes committed by undocumented immigrants — a favorite topic of Trump’s when he’s been making his sales pitch for the wall lately. (Undocumented immigrants are in fact less likely to commit crimes than native-born Americans.) The Trump portrait of an unsustainable Border Crisis is dead on. “In the last two years, ICE officers made 266,000 arrests of aliens with Criminal Records, including those charged or convicted of 100,000 assaults, 30,000 sex crimes & 4000 violent killings.” America’s Southern…. — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 14, 2019 Trump then tweeted another excerpt, followed by his own commentary that “The great people of our Country demand proper Border Security Now!” — a claim contradicted by polling showing Americans don’t support a border wall in general, nor do they support Trump’s move to force a government shutdown in hopes of securing funding for it. ….Border is eventually going to be militarized and defended or the United States, as we […]

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