Not-Breaking News: Trump Is a Lying Dirtbag

[Content Note: Nativism.]

Yesterday, after Donald Trump behaved like a feral shitwheel during his meeting with Democratic leaders Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer, I remarked: "Trump's morning tweetshitz about Nancy Pelosi are going to be epically awful." And so they are.

He led off with this gem: "Another very bad terror attack in France. We are going to strengthen our borders even more. Chuck and Nancy must give us the votes to get additional Border Security!"

It's deceivingly hinged, by Trumpian standards — but that doesn't make it any less vile. Embedded within those 29 words is the lie, disgorged relentlessly by Trump, that immigrants are a bigger threat than domestic terrorists, and thus that border security is a more pressing issue than gun control.

That lie serves not only to try to deflect his own accountability for the constant bloodshed caused by mass murderers in the United States, where easy access to high-powered deadly weaponry remains an urgent public safety issue that the president and his party ignore, but also serves to extend his campaign of stochastic terrorism against immigrants and refugees.

By again implying that they are disproportionately likely to commit acts of terrorist violence, Trump is again putting a brightly colored target on their backs — knowing full well that among his fevered cultists are armed bigots who will preemptively attack if they hear often enough that immigrants pose a terrorist threat.

It's the most grotesque circle: Trump is telling a damnable lie that conceals it is conservative straight white cis male citizens who pose the gravest terrorist threat in the U.S., which will further radicalize people in that very demographic.

And he's blaming Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer for public acts of violence, because they don't want to waste money building his "great wall," which would serve as little more than monument to his incendiary lies.

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