For reference - The statements of "The Squad"

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  1. AugustaGator

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    If he calls out Beto and Buttigieg will he be called a homophobe?
     
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      Well, there you have it: if he calls out Beto, Buttigieg, "the Squad," Bernie, de Blasio, and Castro...and says "the Democratic platform is now openly anti-American, one wonders why they even want to stay in a country they so despise?"...then it would be impossible to call him "racist" "sexist" or "homophobic" because he's treating everyone the same.

      Now, I'm sure the Democrats would find some way to biitch about "the President is being divisive"--but there can be no doubt that he's attacking the platform, words, and actions of the Democrats and NOT four minority females who are outspoken idiots. As it stands, he opened himself up to an interpretation that he's "racist" by failing to do so.

      And it's rank stupidity given the context that WITHIN THE PAST WEEK: AOC was calling Pelosi "racist" for doing the same thing. The Democratic establishment was **finally** going to need to respond to the whole "if you disagree with a minority, you're a (insert "--ist" or "--phobe" insult)"...and Trump gave them a get out of jail free card.
       
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      Get him for stupidity and not racism.
       
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      Could you please point out the specific racial comment? I see no racial indicators at all. Are you insinuating ALL people from their home country are black? If not, WTF is racist about what he said?
       
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        I refuse to believe you are this clueless.

        How about this? If there's NO reason that anyone could **possibly** be offended by this, how about you go to work tomorrow, find two African-American employees, and tell them "go back to Africa." Then attempt to tell HR "according to science, we're all originally from Africa, so there's nothing racist."

        See if that prevents you from getting fired.
        Report on your experiment tomorrow.
         
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          The only thing I find myself disagreeing with inside the messages the President tweeted to " (unnamed) Progressive democrat congresswomen" is that he didn't simply describe the countries they came from as schitholes. Everything else was pretty much spot on. By the way, AOC has compared America to Nazi Germany. Good job above @g8tr72 , I owe you some likes. I was wanting to post some of the same but had to work late.
           
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            Pelosi by her antics in the House today has now joined the Squad. The Squad is now the Democratic Party. Trump offended the little brat from Somaliasota and the Democrats see this as an impeachable offense on the level of “treason, bribery, and other high crimes and misdemeanors.” Biden, Beto, Butthead,and Bernie,are all irrelevant now.

            Trump is Walter “Big Train” Johnson throwing fast balls to a bunch of Little Leaguers with wiffle ball bats.
             
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              Where have you been exactly? Trump has attacked basically everyone.
               
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              Mission accomplished.

              Choose his opponent and he chose the must hated and ridiculous ones.

              Now Pelousy has to hug them.

              I dont like Trump and dont like his tactics, but he is good at this.
               
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                Rule #1 of barroom fighting. Pick out the biggest loudmouth bastard in the bunch and hit him on the nose first.
                 
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                  Actually, if I was at work and some African Americans were getting belligerent about how white guys like me need to pay them reparations and how they'd be much better off if America were more like Africa then yes I would in fact tell them if its so much better there why don't they go back? Because that is basically what we are talking about here...a bunch of bratty social engineers and professional victims spouting off about how terrible things are here. Terrible is a comparative word meaning much worse than some other place. So telling them to go back to that place is perfectly legit IMO at least as far as not being racist. A better way to phrase it would have been if its so terrible here why don't you go somewhere else where its better.. rather than saying "go back." It means the same thing exactly but takes away the ability of others to play the race card.

                  That said, even though this too will pass for Trump and may even actually help him at the polls, as is often the case with him there would seem to be far better options. If I were in charge what I would be doing with my campaign budget is simply blasting their own words and asinine statements out over radio and tv and the internet so everybody knows exactly who these people are on the freshman POC squad. But Trump gonna Trump.
                   
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                    Trump may be a lot of things but he is not stupid- there is nothing he does that is not calculated and planned - I think this was a ploy to expose the dems for what they have become
                     
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                    So bring up reparations at work with a black co-worker and if they respond that they should get them, tell them to "go back to Africa" and see if you're able to keep your job.

                    If such a statement is purely innocent and in no way offensive, then 1) your coworkers won't be offended and 2) even if they are, management would side with you since there's, objectively, "nothing racist" with that.

                    Please do try this out and report back to us your results. If you have zero problems with what Trump said, then you should have zero problems repeating his words in a public/professional setting.
                     
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                      Disagree. Even his closest friends and advisers say he's impulsive and does things on a whim.

                      The tell-all books from his Administration are going to be hilarious.
                       
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                      Confused. I thought white people from Middle Eastern descent were suddenly "of color"?

                      None of my numerous ME relatives knew that either.
                       
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                      Focusing on the others than 'the squad', NFL players put themselves in the crosshairs choosing to use their spotlight to preach. Doing so earns the flack from anyone who doesn't agree with it. Anyone. Kerr is outspoken? Why have I not heard or seen such in MSM? I'm not saying it is untrue, but that the other, more vocal athletes, are the ones getting attention and making themselves easier targets for such criticism.

                      Coming back to 'the squad', keep in mind the dust up with Pelosi occurred first. AOC's claims of racism on Pelosi occurred before Trump ever jumped in. And when Trump jumped in, his first words were defending Pelosi against the accusation. Somehow all this becomes 'never-happened'?

                      I'm willing to bet the biggest seller will be Trump's memoirs, and he'll laugh all the way to the bank.
                       
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                      while his friends may think he does things on a whim - his tweets seem to get the results he wants - the fact that most of his tweets work to his advantage cannot happen on a whim
                       
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                          In related news.......

                          Threats against members increasing, Capitol Police chief says


                          Remind me again which "side" of the political spectrum carried out a terrorist attack against ICE. And, what side nearly killed a R Congressman at a baseball practice.



                           
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                            not even close to the same situation- these yayhoos in Congress are "elected" officials who have an agenda to take down our Constitution- in addition they have all made some of the most inflammatory racist remarks out there- and yet you are worried that Trump told them if they do not like it here leave. You need to get your head out of your patootie
                             
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                              How dare anyone question their policies, much less their motives!

                              Do not DISTRACT them from their mission.

                              Watch. This.

                               

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