Tuesday, 16 July 2019

Johnson may not echo Trump, but the agenda will be the same.

Those who may think Donald Trump's latest racist tweets are a going to end his chances of being reelected are sadly mistaken

It is part of a pattern that is duplicated in Europe. where racists, right wing politicians have been empowered and which we have seen increasing in these Islands since Brexit 

As AJC reports
Defiant in the face of widespread criticism, President Donald Trump renewed his belligerent call for four Democratic congresswomen of color to get out of the U.S. "right now," cementing his position as the most willing U.S. leader in generations to stoke the discord that helped send him to the White House.

Content to gamble that a sizable chunk of the electorate embraces his tweets that have been widely denounced as racist, the president made clear that he has no qualms about exploiting racial divisions once again.
"It doesn't concern me because many people agree with me," Trump said Monday at the White House. "A lot of people love it, by the way."
The episode served notice that Trump is willing to again rely on incendiary rhetoric on issues of race and immigration to preserve his political base in the leadup to the 2020 election.
There was near unanimous condemnation from Democrats for Trump's comments and a rumble of discontent from a subset of Republicans — but notably not from the party's congressional leaders.
Republican Sen. Mitt Romney of Utah, the GOP White House nominee in 2012 and now one of the president's most vocal GOP critics, said Trump's comments were "destructive, demeaning, and disunifying."
Far from backing down, Trump on Monday dug in on comments he had initially made a day earlier on Twitter that if lawmakers "hate our country," they can go back to their "broken and crime-infested" countries. His remarks were directed at four congresswomen: Reps. Ilhan Omar of Minnesota, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York, Ayanna Pressley of Massachusetts and Rashida Tlaib of Michigan. All are American citizens and three of the four were born in the U.S.
"If you're not happy in the U.S., if you're complaining all the time, you can leave, you can leave right now," he said.
The president's words, which evoked the trope of telling black people to go back to Africa, may have been partly meant to widen the divides within the House Democratic caucus, which has been riven by internal debate over how best to oppose his policies. And while Trump's attacks brought Democrats together in defense of their colleagues, his allies noted he was also having some success in making the controversial progressive lawmakers the face of their party.

Trump may indeed have ben motivated  by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is sticking by her public comments dismissing the influence of House freshman progressive star Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and a handful of others who bucked the Democratic leadership on a border funding bill.
“I have no regrets about anything,” the California Democrat said as she left a closed-door meeting with Democrats Tuesday morning. “Regret is not what I do.”
Pelosi told the New York Times that Ocasio-Cortez, a New York Democrat and three others who led an unsuccessful effort to defeat a $4.6 billion bipartisan border emergency funding bill lacked influence in the legislative process.
All these people have their public whatever and their Twitter world,” Pelosi told the New York Timescolumnist Maureen Dowd in a weekend piece. “But they didn’t have any following. They’re four people and that’s how many votes they got.”
Pelosi repeated those sentiments Wednesday as she left the Democratic Caucus meeting.
“Four people voted for the bill and no other people followed,” Pelosi told reporters.
It was these words that gavep and his advisors a Green Light.
Just as the silence of  Republicans  leaders  seem to have accepted that the price of a Racist Far Right  President is worth it win the and keep the White House in the UK Conservatives  believe that the price of having Boris Johnson as Prime Minister  is worth it to hold om to power in Westminster.
Whilst Trump can rely on a core white racist support , that fall for his Make America Great Again rants , The Tories can rely om the fact that they can rely on their supporters to vote and under our electoral system a divided opposition meaning the can win power with about  20% of the vote.
Post Brexit the rhetoric from Boris Johnson may not echo Trump. but the agenda  will be the same.

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