As you can see, I did nothing to lead people on, nor was I particularly happy with their chant. Just a very big and patriotic crowd. They love the USA! https://t.co/6IVKEffNnq
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 20, 2019
Courtesy of Newsweek:
President Donald Trump continued to defend himself and his supporters after racist chants broke out at his North Carolina campaign rally earlier this week, releasing a torrent of tweets and retweets Saturday morning that attempted to justify his inaction when those in attendance began to yell “send her back” in reference to Somali-born Congresswoman Ilhan Omar.
In his latest attempt to defend himself, however, Trump once again elevated the voice of Katie Hopkins, a far-right British commentator who has likened immigrants to rodents and cockroaches, encouraged law enforcement to racially profile the public and once tweeted a racist slur at a black man.
“As you can see, I did nothing to lead people on, nor was I particularly happy with their chant — just a very big and patriotic crowd. They love the USA!,” Trump wrote, adding his commentary to a post from Hopkins with his 62 million twitter followers.
The original tweet from Hopkins asserted that “Send her back is the new lock her up,” a reference to the rallying cry Trump and his supporters used in 2016 to disparage opponent Hillary Clinton. Lest anyone think she was criticizing these chants, Hopkins concluded with the note “Well done to #TeamTrump.
I watched this same clip about four times now and I have NO idea how Trump thinks it makes his response look more appropriate.
And did he not even realize that this Katie Hopkins character was actually supporting the racist message sent by that chant?
I think it is actually possible that Donald Trump is literally going insane right before our eyes.