Jeanine Pirro, March 9, 2019:
“Think about it. Omar wears a hijab, which according to the Quran 33:59, tells women to cover so they won’t get molested. Is her adherence to this Islamic doctrine indicative of her adherence to Sharia law, which in itself is antithetical to the United States Constitution?”
This is what an Islamophobic statement looks like. Not to be confused with the statement improperly characterized as anti-Semitic that the referenced Congresswoman Omar made. For this, Pirro appears to be in some unstated limbo with Fox News. She was condemned for the statement and has had one Saturday show “disappeared” from Foxs’ schedule. We know no more than that at this time.
One Week later, on Friday, March 15, 2019, 50 people are murder and at least 50 injured by a white supremacist in New Zealand. The murderer mentions Donald Trump as one of his inspirations and refers to Muslim immigrants as an “invasion” to predominately white nations.
In response to the massacre, Trump issues an ill-considered, hallmark card type tweet of “best wishes”.
Also on March 15, In a make-shift press conference for Trump’s vetoing of the bill to halt his money-grab for his anti-immigrant statement in the useless wall, Trump read a short prepared statement of support for New Zealand. He did not mention Islamophobia, hate crimes, or racism. He did not denounce any type of hate. He did immediately mention after the statement, that he had his “angel parents” with him- referring to those whom had a child murdered by an illegal immigrant, and then continued with a prepared speech regarding the Veto. Trump highlighted the incredible danger pouring in through the southern border in the way of drugs, human trafficking, and wanton murder that immigrants represented.
Now I will highlight the ad-lib, larger portion of his statement, that is the real Donald Trump:
Trump said, “People hate the word ‘invasion,’ but that’s what it is. It’s an invasion of drugs and criminals, and people-we have no idea who they are.” Let’s not pretend for a second that Trump didn’t purposefully present this word with special emphasis.
In reference to asylum seekers in country:
“When you release them (asylum seekers), they come into our society, and in many cases they’re stone cold criminals…and in many cases you have killers coming in and murderers coming in and we’re not going to allow that to happen.”
Trump’s rhetoric is describing all immigrants from the southern border. All of them. There is no differentiation between any of the very few that may have illegally crossed and turned out to be a murderer and those that have legally applied for asylum and are in detention awaiting asylum hearings.
“Changing the asylum laws which are so unfair, changing the visa lottery, chain migration. These laws are just horrendous, I won’t explain them, but everybody standing behind me knows exactly what they are. They’re dangerous for our country,” and right back to the southern border, “The border crisis is the drug crisis…” followed by statements about MS13 and more drug stuff and killers yada yada.
Now we’re getting closer to the truth, aren’t we. Aside from Norwegians, exactly who should be allowed to migrate to this country? This administrations migration policies speak for themselves.
Reporter: “Do White Nationalists pose a rising threat around the world?”
Trump: “I don’t really, I think its a small group of people that have serious problems. I guess if you look at what happened in New Zealand, perhaps that’s the case, I don’t know enough about it, they’re just learning about the person and the people involved. but it’s certainly a terrible thing.”
White nationalism isn’t a problem. Trump doesn’t know anything about it; nobody knows anything about it. It’s limited to some outlier events by crazy people. Not a problem. End of story.
Finally, amidst Trump’s bukkake-tweetathon of the last two days:
Trump retweets this because it brings him pleasure:
He shows his solidarity with Tucker’s scumminess/racism and Judge Jeanine’s Islamophobia. Fox shouldn’t bow to being “politically correct,” they should instead “Fight for our country,” by allowing their hosts to present Islamophobic ideas.
Donny retweets this:
It is entirely clear what Donald Trump’s viewpoints are on racism and Islamophobia.