Donald Trump has been officially condemned by the House of Representatives (H. R. 489) by a vote of 240-187, with four Republicans and one Independent (Justin Amash) voting in favor with all Democrats.
He was condemned because of his bitter attack on four Congresswomen of color for being critical of his administration, and challenging the leadership of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, as the battle for the future of the Democratic Party continues. Pelosi and the Democrats are now more united than ever against Trump, as despite these four women’s criticism of Pelosi, they all just see it as a dispute within the family
Even more disturbing was Trump’s continued personal attack on the “squad”–Alexandria Ocasio Cortez of New York, Ayanna Pressley of Massachusetts, Rashida Tlaib of Michigan, and Ilhan Omar of Minnesota–in his North Carolina speech two days ago, which led to shouts from the audience to “Send her back”–referring to Omar, who was born in Somalia, and came to the United States at age 12, and is a US citizen.
The audience listening to Trump came across as white bigots who are racists, nativists, and misogynists, and reminded many of Nazi rallies held by Adolf Hitler 80-85 years ago in Germany.
Trump has outraged decent people for the past four years, but he goes lower and lower every day, and it is alarming to many how he is utilizing racial and religious animosity as part of his reelection campaign.
One does not have to agree with everything these four women utter and believe, but now there are serious death threats against them, and it is extremely worrisome as to their safety.
We do not want to see another wave of violence and assassinations, as occurred in the 1960s and early 1970s, and yet, even ordinary citizens of color and diverse religious beliefs now face daily threats from followers of Donald Trump, who feel their prejudices are acceptable because the President talks that way.
We are living in a nightmare scenario, where the terrible circumstances that exist could get worse, much worse.