He sees white nationalism rising every morning in the mirror next to his bed.
Courtesy of WaPo:
When asked if white nationalism was a rising threat in the wake of the attacks on mosques in New Zealand that left 49 people dead, President Trump on Friday said: “I don’t really. I think it’s a small group of people that have very, very serious problems.” Trump called the incident “a terrible thing” and said he had not seen a manifesto, purportedly from one of the attackers, that named him as an inspiration for white identity ideology.
Right after Trump said this he vetoed the congressional resolution to block his national emergency declaration at the southern border.
Courtesy of The Guardian:
He called it a “reckless resolution” and said, “Congress’s vote to deny the crisis on the southern border is a vote against reality.”
“It is a tremendous national emergency. It is a tremendous crisis,” Trump said.
Trump claimed there was an “invasion” of migrants storming the US border.
“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,” he said.
Trump said that immigration detention centers were “bursting at the seams” but he was unwilling to release more people.
“When you release them they come into our society and in many cases, they’re stone cold criminals,” he said. “You have killers coming in and murderers coming in.”
And he said that without a hint of irony or self-awareness.
I guess you cannot expect white nationalists to admit to a rise in white nationalism.
The Prime Minister of New Zealand where a white nationalist just murdered 49 people was asked if she agreed with Trump.
Asked whether she agrees with Pres. Trump’s comment that he doesn’t see white nationalism as a rising global threat, New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says, “No.” https://t.co/0AXjwFQSUP pic.twitter.com/Z2SqDbYO9C
— ABC News (@ABC) March 15, 2019
I think what she really wanted to say was “Fuck Donald Trump” but was too politically correct to do so.