News Legend Dan Rather Just RAZED Trump’s Hate-Filled Immigration Speech

Trump’s first immigration speech following his humiliation in Mexico Wednesday was a bunch of sure-to-please-the-Klan hate speech mixed with a heaping spoonful of xenophobia and just enough mindblowing stupidity to make one wonder if he or she is hearing the things that were definitely coming out of The Donald’s face-anus.

Trump returned to his familiar message of ‘deport all the brown people,’ ‘no citizenship for any of them,’ and even brought back a deportation force so strong, so powerful, that it could banish Hillary Clinton from these United States faster than you can say “Avada Kedavra.”

In the aftermath of what could possibly be Trump’s most hate-filled speech yet, legendary newsman Dan Rather hopped on Facebook and set fire to all that is Trump.

Rather noticed, as did we all, that Trump’s supposed policy speech was light on the policy and heavy on the (hate) speech.

“He claimed it would be a detailed policy address, and yet from the start his tone was a seething, angry attack on what he described as a world of dangerous murderers and rapists who seem to be roaming ‘sanctuary cities,’ Rather notes. “Focusing on a few isolated and already well-documented tragedies, he painted the entire undocumented world with the casual brush of violence.”

“I expected a law and order theme, but not this level of searing rhetoric. Of course, I shouldn’t have been surprised,” he continues. “Trump feeds off his crowds and they were giving it right back. It was ultimate in the “Us vs. Them” mentality. Real Americans vs. others. I frankly saw echoes of the George Wallace speeches from the 1968 campaign.” He goes on:

The applause lines seemed like ready red meat for this crowd and I am sure for those who regularly watch Fox News. They were names and anecdotes that frankly will be unknown to most Americans. That’s because Donald Trump’s America does not comport with what many voters see in their own lives. It was an attack on “thugs” and those on “welfare”. I suppose there was a structure to this speech. He would say “and 3”, “and 4” as if it were a detailed list of proposal, but any sense of order was swamped by a tsunami of rhetoric and tone.

“But any details are beside the point. With a raspy roar, leaning over the podium, Trump delivered his message with glee – This is our country and we are being overwhelmed by hordes not fit to be in our country,” he says. “He suggested that ‘These People’ are well known to law enforcement and could be rounded up with ease. It was a line that seemed more in keeping with the culture of the old East Germany than the United States. ‘We have got to have a county folks’ he summed it up. ‘Under a Trump Administration it’s called America first!’”

Noting that it is a “fools errand” to attempt to fact check Trump’s jumbled mess of a speech, he ends with a warning to all who read his words:

Make no mistake, this was a toxic mix of jingoism, nativism, and chauvinism. Many of you would like to think, not in America, not in our country could this type of rhetoric gain currency. But in other countries, and in other times in history, we have seen the impossible become possible to horrific effect. Trump is betting his political future on this idea – that there is a deep, tribal, and dark sea of the molten lava of hate and aggrievement. This volcano from below appeals to dangerous instincts- can it yield a path to the presidency and power?

Pay attention. Don’t try to pretend “it can’t happen again.” Don’t stand up, stomp your foot and say “not in MY America.” And don’t you dare say “we won’t let it happen.” By ignoring Trump, or by pretending that he doesn’t stand a chance to win, you’re letting it happen.

November 8 – be there.

Read his entire message below:


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