Donald Trump Jr. falsely connected Democrats with an anti-Semite on Monday, saying that they’ll never directly disavow Louis Farrakhan, leader of the Nation of Islam. However, Democrats are not directly tied to Farrakhan in anyway. It’s a classic case of Republicans basically saying, “Here’s someone who did something awful from a group you are racist against (Muslims), conservative voters. Use him as a representative for the group and strengthen your prejudice. Also, the Democrats are on his side.” Of course, it isn’t true that all people of that group are bad or that Democrats are associated, but it successfully manipulates people.
“When will the democrats disavow this guy? Answer: NEVER,” Donald Trump, an extreme racist himself, hypocritically and misleadingly tweeted, linking to an article about Farrakhan chanting “Death to America” and leading a “Death to Israel” chant while he was visiting Iran on Sunday.
When will the democrats disavow this guy?
Answer: NEVER https://t.co/zlDO5KMsMy
— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) November 5, 2018
Tasnim News Agency, which is an Iranian news outlet, reported about Farrakhan’s actions in Iran.
Louis Farrakhan, an anti-Semite, got condemnation last month for disgusting comments he made on Twitter where he said: “I’m not an anti-Semite. I’m anti-Termite.”
Donald Trump Jr. has criticized people on the left for their loose association with Farrakhan from decades ago.
Representative Keith Ellison (D-Minn.) and ex-President Obama were attacked by racist conservatives for their participation in and subsequent defense of the civil-rights-promoting Million Man March held in 1995, which unfortunately was led by Farrakhan but was related to Farrakhan’s racist beliefs.
“All good people have to come out and condemn, but especially people who participated in the Million Man March in 1995, headed by Farrakhan, which really made him prominent in American politics,” the Harvard law professor Alan Dershowitz, who is an opinion contributor to The Hill, misleadingly said after Farrakhan’s terrible termite tweet. It was a clear attempt by a conservative to connect a march for the rights of black people with an anti-Semitic comments in order to create further division in our country and misplace blame.
How low can conservatives go? It seems like they’ll never reach a bottom.