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Wed Jan 31, 2018, 09:27 AM

White Supremacists Praise Trump for His 'Americans Are Dreamers, Too' Remark

Source: Newsweek

President Donald Trump delivered his first State of the Union address to Congress and the U.S. Tuesday night, and for the most part the speech avoided the type of red meat populist rhetoric that helped attract the support of overt neo-Nazis and white supremacists during his run for office.

One passage from his speech, however, did appear to catch the attention of America’s extreme far right, and it related to so-called Dreamers, or undocumented immigrants who were brought to the U.S. as children.

“So tonight, I am extending an open hand to work with members of both parties-- Democrats and Republicans-–to protect our citizens of every background, color, religion, and creed,” Trump said. “My duty, and the sacred duty of every elected official in this chamber, is to defend Americans--to protect their safety, their families, their communities, and their right to the American Dream. Because Americans are dreamers, too.”



Some critics suggested the comment belittled the struggle of immigrants at a time when marginalized communities feel threatened by the political environment, but white supremacists leapt onto social media to sing its praises. David Duke, a former Klu Klux Klan Grand Wizard and anti-Semitic conspiracy peddler, tweeted a message of gratitude to the president.



Read more: http://www.newsweek.com/white-supremacists-say-thank-you-trump-his-remarks-about-dreamers-795791?utm_campaign=NewsweekTwitter&utm_source=Twitter&utm_medium=Social

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Wed Jan 31, 2018, 09:32 AM

1. David Duke sure got his message.


Horrifying.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Wed Jan 31, 2018, 09:43 AM

2. YUP, and "All lives matter"

 

I thought of that racist little chestnut when he said it.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Wed Jan 31, 2018, 10:50 AM

3. Kick

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Wed Jan 31, 2018, 02:17 PM

4. Well done... Nazism is now mainstream

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