Trump Explodes With Racism On Twitter, Spreads Lies About Muslims At The Southern Border

This is one of his worst.

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Donald Trump is so racist that he couldn’t resist combining his different prejudices to make one disgusting tweet earlier today.

Early on Friday morning, the president decided to do some world class fear-mongering to rile up his gullible supporters — and what better way to do so than to bring Muslims into his crusade for the border wall? Yes, the President of the United States tweeted unverified claims that Muslims are also crossing the border between Mexico and the U.S. — and they left behind their prayer rugs as “proof.”

Trump had latched onto a quote from a ridiculous Washington Examiner report that interviewed an anonymous rancher on the border. According to the rancher, Islamic prayer rugs have been found on properties. Trump tweeted:


Of course, this anonymous rancher didn’t give any evidence about the prayer rugs or his comment that “[detained border crossers also included] Chinese, Germans, Russians, a lot of Middle Easterners, [and] those Czechoslovakians.” By the way, the country Czechoslovakia has not existed since 1992. But as usual, Trump is counting on his supporters being too dumb to know that. The rancher also said this:

There’s a lot of people coming in not just from Mexico. People, the general public, just don’t get the terrorist threats of that. That’s what’s really scary. You don’t know what’s coming across. We’ve found prayer rugs out here. It’s unreal. It’s not just Mexican nationals that are coming across.”

Trump was likely bursting with glee when he read those statements, and couldn’t resist sharing it on Twitter. These unfounded claims are dangerous, but Trump is right on board with using them to his advantage.

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