Trump ‘adviser’ says non-white Trump opponents are ‘dark underbelly’ of America. Then it gets worse.
“They represent a dark underbelly in this country of people who are not respecting our troops, are not giving them the resources and respect that they deserve.”
Team Trump isn’t racist, they’re just “sick and tired” of “dark” Americans who by the way hate our troops and, Conway added, are “palling around with terrorists.” So no, asserted Conway, Donald doesn’t regret telling them to “go back” to where “they came.”
Having thus Solved the problem of the White House being seen as stoking racism and bigotry, Conway apparently felt the need for a capper. Further defending Trump’s demand that his non-white American critics “go back” to other countries, Conway asked the questioning reporter: “What’s your ethnicity?”
When the reporter refused to answer, Conway insisted. “I’m asking you a question. My ancestors are from Ireland and Italy.” It is relevant because Trump “said ‘originally from.'”
The reporter, Andrew Feinberg, is Jewish. And the spectacle of a top White House official belligerently demanding that a questioner reveal his “ethnicity” was not lost on anyone. (“Most Jewish Americans will recognize” Conway’s questioning, noted reporter Benjamin Freed. “It’s the insinuation that we’re from somewhere else, guests in our own country and possibly loyal to another flag.”)
Fascism rising.. The rhetoric is ramping up… Buckle up.