REPORTER: Do think somebody is funding the caravan?
TRUMP: “I wouldn’t be surprised, yeah. I wouldn’t be surprised.”
R: George Soros?
T: “I don’t know who, but I wouldn’t be surprised. A lot of people say yes.” pic.twitter.com/U1w9EYHcw6
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) October 31, 2018
Courtesy of Vanity Fair:
All this month, Donald Trump has been attempting to drum up fear among voters that a migrant caravan hundreds of miles from the border is a grave threat to their lives, and that only he and his fellow Republicans can protect them. Two weeks ago, he claimed, without any evidence, that “criminals and unknown Middle Easterners are mixed in” with the group. Later, to heighten the drama, he dispatched thousands of troops to “secure” the border and deny the migrants entry, despite the fact that 1) they’re traveling on foot and weeks away, 2) the military doesn’t actually have the power to do anything once they’re there, and 3) the group plans to surrender at a port of entry and seek amnesty, which is the only way they can do so under current U.S. law. Perhaps worried that voters were not sufficiently scared enough to stave off a “blue wave,” though, on Wednesday, he pulled out the big guns and the mother of all dog whistles: a conspiracy theory about George Soros, a favorite bogeyman among white nationalists and neo-Nazis.
As even presidential boot-licker Anthony Scaramucci will tell you, George Soros is not paying the people headed for the U.S. border. You know who else probably knows that? Donald Trump. But with less than a week until the midterms, it’s apparently too difficult for him not to stoke anti-Semitic conspiracy theories about the financier—just like the one included in a campaign ad during the 2016 election. That some of his more violent supporters might view this as him giving them the green light to put a bomb in Soros’s mailbox—or shoot up a synagogue—is apparently of little import.
I swear that Trump is trying to get George Soros killed.
I like it that Vanity Fair no longer has any shits to give when it comes to dealing with Donald Trump and his lies.
They just tell it like it is and fuck the consequences.
Speaking of telling it like it is, did you know that the Trump Administration KNOWS that this “migrant caravan” poses absolutely no threat to America?
Courtesy of Newsweek:
The Trump administration was informed that “only a small percentage” of Central American migrants traveling with several “caravans” headed toward the U.S. will likely make it to the border. The information was received before the administration moved ahead with plans to deploy more than 5,200 troops to the border, according to operational documents obtained by Newsweek.
The Pentagon announced Monday that it would send around 5,200 troops to the border ahead of the arrival of as many as four migrant caravans making their way to the U.S.-Mexico border. But a Defense Department official with knowledge of the deployment told Newsweek that “the units deployed right now are of actual strength between 5,000 and 7,000. With another 7,000 on standby, who can deploy with 24-hour notice.”
Operational documents sent to Newsweek by a Pentagon official outlining the deployment, dubbed Operation Faithful Patriot, reveal that the government continued its plans to send troops to the border despite anticipating that “based on historic trends…only a small percentage of migrants will likely reach the border.”
The estimates revealed in the documents, marked as “UNCLASSIFIED//FOUO//LES” (meaning the documents are for official use only and are law enforcement sensitive), stand in stark contrast to President Donald Trump’s claims of an “invasion” at the U.S. border.
There has to be a law against using the military in order to frighten people into voting for your party, right?