by Alana Mastrangelo
Leftists expressed their selective outrage over the “send her back” rally chant in reference to Representative Ilhan Omar (D-MN) in North Carolina on Wednesday.
Democrats, however, remained silent while leftists called for the deportation of first lady Melania Trump, as well as former White House aide Sebastian Gorka.
“His 3rd wife has lived here for decades and barely speaks english. And her parents came here through chain migration,” tweeted actor Bruno Amato in May, “#DeportMelania and her parents.”
As more verified “blue checks” on Twitter called for the first lady of the United States to be deported, the mainstream media were mum.
.@MelaniaTrump-Is this a sick joke? No one wants to hear you talk about cyber bullying, when the biggest cyber bully in the history of the world is your husband. If you had stopped him a year ago, maybe we’d listen. But you’ve done nothing to stop him. Time to #DeportMelania.
— Scott Dworkin (@funder) March 20, 2018
With regards to the rally chant on Wednesday evening, however, the left-wing activist considers that to be “blatant racism.
“Trump cult members just chanted ‘send her back.’ It’s blatant racism,” said Dworkin on Wednesday, “Trump should not be president for countless reasons. Add this to the list.”
Trump cult members just chanted “send her back.” It’s blatant racism. Trump should not be president for countless reasons. Add this to the list. Republicans are spineless cowards. They’re to blame for all of this. They’re the only reason this lunatic is still in office. Pathetic.
— Scott Dworkin (@funder) July 18, 2019
I say we should send Ivanka back to the Czech Republic and Melania back to Slovenia,” tweeted journalist and Washington Post columnist Anne Applebaum on Sunday.
But three days later, when the journalist heard about the “send her back” rally chant in North Carolina, she described the moment as “haunting.”
— Anne Applebaum (@anneapplebaum) July 18, 2019
In 2017, Representative Jerry Nadler (D-NY) went as far as to demand to see Sebastian Gorka’s immigration papers after the president tapped the Hungarian-American immigrant to serve in the White House as a top aide.
“If Sebastian Gorka is indeed a member of this organization, as high-ranking leaders of the organization claim he is, he would have been required to disclose this information on his immigration application, and on his application to be a naturalized U.
S. citizen,” reads a letter from Rep. Nadler.
But when it came to the rally chant at President Trump’s rally on Wednesday, Nadler took to Twitter to describe the occurrence as “chilling and horrifying.”
“Watching the President — spreading racist and xenophobic propaganda against [Rep.Omar] with the crowd being goaded into chants of ‘send her back’ was both chilling and horrifying,” tweetedNadler, “There is no place for such racism in our public discourse.”
President Trump on the other hand, told reporters that he disagreed with the chant.
“I was not happy with it — I disagree with it,” said the president on Thursday, who later tweeted about the glaring double standards regarding the mainstream media’s coverage of foul language used by the “three radical left congresswomen.”
It is amazing how the Fake News Media became “crazed” over the chant “send her back” by a packed Arena (a record) crowd in the Great State of North Carolina, but is totally calm & accepting of the most vile and disgusting statements made by the three Radical Left Congresswomen…
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 19, 2019
“It is amazing how the Fake News Media became ‘crazed’ over the chant ‘send her back’ by a packed Arena (a record) crowd in the Great State of North Carolina, but is totally calm & accepting of the most vile and disgusting statements made by the three Radical Left Congresswomen,” tweeted the president on Friday.
Mainstream Media, which has lost all credibility, has either officially or unofficially become a part of the Radical Left Democrat Party,” added President Trump in a another tweet. “It is a sick partnership, so pathetic to watch! They even covered a tiny staged crowd as they greeted Foul Mouthed Omar in Minnesota.”
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